At Girls on the Run, we offer life-chaning, physical activity-based, after-school programs for girls in 3rd through 8th grades throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. Our goal is to education and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates training for a 5K run/walk with learning life skills such as healthy decision-making and teamwork. Girls on the Run is so much fun!
Thank you for a great season and Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 16! We had an amazing morning at Vasona Park with our 1,900 program participants, over 400 volunteer coaches, parents, families and community runners. Visit us on Facebook or Instagram to see photos from the 5K. Click HERE to access the photo gallery directly!
Get involved with our 2016 season!
Interested in coaching or bringing Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades) or Heart & Sole (6th-8th grades) to your school? Contact Program Director Miyoko Beetem and visit our webpages below. Coach applications and site applications will be available in June 2015 and will be due mid-September 2015.
Become a Coach: Click HERE to learn more about becoming a volunteer coach and working with a team of girls to help inspire them to celebrate their unique selves, develop life skills like confidence and decision-making and train for a 5K! You do NOT need to be a runner -- just interested in healthy living! You do NOT need any prior coaching experience -- we will provide training, all the lesson plans and materials you'll need and support throughout the season!
Start the Program at Your School: Click HERE to learn more about starting a Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades) or Heart & Sole (6th-8th grades) program at your school!
Continuing the Program at Your School: Click HERE to learn more about keeping your Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades) or Heart & Sole (6th-8th grades) program going your school for our 2016 season!
Join our Girls on the Run SoleMates Team!
Want to give your run or other athletic event you are training for this year even more purpose? Become a Girls on the Run SoleMate Charity Athlete and use the power of running (or swimming or whatever sport moves you!) to make a difference in a girl's life!
Interested in becoming a 2016 Program or 5K sponsor?We'd love to talk to you if you think your company would be a good fit and you want to do something positive for your community! Please visit our Become a Sponsor page and contact Executive Director Kathleen Nestler for more information.
Thank you to our 2015 Program Sponsor: Sereno Group!
Thanks to Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga of Sereno, as well as agents Rebecca Smith, Kim Richman, Ed Graziani, Joe Pollifrone, Marc Roos, Bart Call, Chad Hester, Judy Jarvis Ellis, Michael Riese and Brian Bernasconi for their support of Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. Sereno has been a proud sponsor of our programs for over 7 years and we are happy to have them as our top program sponsor and long time partner!
Than you to our 2015 5K sponsors! Thank you to JP Morgan Chase Bank, Sports Authority, Moss Adams, Quakenbush Family, John and LInda Wuethrich, Erik Swanson Orthodontics, Ivivva, Andalay Solar, Simply Delicious Catering, Dr. Jim Ratcliff, Richard Coughlin, MD, AVAC, DPR Construction, Addison-Penzak JCC, BreakThrough Physical Therapy, Verify Group, Los Gatos Blow Dry Bar, Jake Germond, iConic Dental Care and Baby Boot Camp South Bay. We look forward to having you all on our 5K Sponsorship Team in 2015!