learn. dream. live. run.
Welcome to Girls on the Run – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
"One girl put it this way, "I learned that I am the boss of my brain." Helping girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. You can also think of it as Can University—a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.
Fall 2015 Season Registration is Open!
This fall, we are introducing a brand new Girls on Track program for middle school girls called Heart & Sole. It is fresh, exciting, and very relevant!
Paris Mountain Road Race Furman Flatlander Girls on the Run 5k, Sat., Dec. 5, 9 a.m. race start. For those Families/Legal Guardians/Running Buddies registering for this 5k race, register here. Please do not register a Girl on the Run participant, as the 5k fee is included in her program registration.
Interested in a Fall 2015 Girls on the Run long-sleeve shirt (color: garnet) or a Heart & Sole long-sleeve shirt (color: purple)? Click here.
Join SoleMates & Run for a Cause!
SoleMates is the charity running leg of GOTR. We are seeking male and female athletes (runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists, swimmers, etc.) to raise money for Girls on the Run scholarships for our 2015-16 season.
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $262 by their race date.
"What Makes You One in a Million?"
Current Girls on the Run participants can complete the official contest entry form by writing and/or drawing their answer to the question “What makes you One in a Million?” Every girl who submits an entry will receive a One in a Million campaign sticker and a thank you letter from Girls on the Run International. In June, three winners will be announced. Each winner will receive $250, and your council will also receive $250 if a winner comes from your council!
You can also print out a One in a Million Coloring Sheet and let your GOTR participant color her heart out!
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls' social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Over the course of the program girls will:
- Develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes.
Girls on the Run of Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) is an affiliate council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils in the United States and Canada. Click Here to watch a video about Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run of GHS Children’s Hospital serves the counties of Greenville, Pickens, and Laurens. We are a community collaboration relying entirely on the generosity and support of our participants, community members, businesses, organizations, and foundations.
Call (864) 455-3252, 455-3132, or 455-4001 to learn more.