Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.
Register Your Girl!
The 10-week Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs are offered twice a year — in the fall and in the spring. Participants meet twice a week, usually after school, or approximately 90 minutes each practice. Both seasons culminate with a 5k event where all Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole participants throughout the Flint Hills area come together to celebrate girl power.
Coach- Volunteer Coaches serve as role models and mentors for the girls who participate in our program. At each program location, 2-4 coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for an hour and 30 min to groups of up to 15 girls.
One Time Volunteer- Examples include: helping assemble program materials, helping with data entry or office organization, serving as a Running Buddy, or staffing a water station at a 5k.
Participate in our 5k!
Run, Walk, Skip or Jump in our 5k in December or May
Your gift will help:
- Expand Girls on the Run to the Flint Hills area
- Provide scholarships for girls in need
- Provide healthy snacks for each session