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History

Girls on the Run began empowering girls in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Girls on the Run® curricula, the heart of the program, provides pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths and successfully navigate life experiences. The earliest version of the 24­-lesson curriculum was piloted in 1996 with the help of thirteen brave girls. Twenty-six girls came the next season, then seventy-five. In 2000, Girls on the Run International, a 501(c)3 organization, was born.

quote iconGirls on the Run made me realize that I am the boss of my brain.end-quote

With the help of over 55,000 volunteers, the Girls on the Run program is now serving over 130,000 girls in 200+ cities across North America each year. The organization has been featured in many media outlets including People, Runner’s World, Glamour, CNN, ABC News, NPR, and ESPN.

quote iconI know that whatever I set my mind to do, I can do.end-quote

Corporate sponsors for Girls on the Run International include Athleta, Secret deodorant, and Garmin.

The true success of the program, however, is not told in the numbers, but rather in the words of the girls who participate.

quote iconAt Girls on the Run I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin!end-quote

That is success.