Welcome to Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley

At Girls on the Run, we offer life-changing, physical activity-based after-school programs for girls in 3rd through 8th grades throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Our goal is to educate 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 which creatively integrates running. During the 10 weeks from March through mid-May, the girls train for the Girls on the Run 5K run/walk while learning life skills such as healthy decision-making and teamwork. Girls on the Run is so much fun!

Join us in celebratation of our 15th year of programs in Silicon Valley by making a donation to our Limitless Potential Fundraiser! Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley started in 2002 with just one school and one team of girls. Our amazing volunteer coaches, donors and sponsors have helped us to grow and serve more and more girls each year. Since our inception, we have had over 10,000 girls participate in our programs. Help us to inspire more girls to reach their limitless potential!

Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has over 200 councils across the US and Canada.

What's Happening

Donate to Girls on the Run through Silicon Valley Gives

YOU can make a difference in the lives of the girls in our community! Support Girls on the Run through Silicon Valley Gives on Tuesday, May 3, (or donate now) and help us inspire more girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident!

Double your impact: Any donation for Girls on the Run received by midnight on Tuesday, May 3, through Silicon Valley Gives will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,750 by a generous donor! Help us make the most of this incredible act of giving!

Register for the Girls on the Run 5K!

The Girls on the Run 5K will be held in Vasona Park on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Register now for this fun, family-friendly community event! The run is open to the community and it is the culminating event for all of our Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole program girls who are participating in our spring programs! During the course of our ten-week programs, which run from the end of February through mid-May, girls learn about self-respect and healthy living while training for the 5K with the help of their incredible volunteer coaches.

The 5K is open to EVERYONE in the community: men, women, girls and boys, runners and walkers. To learn more about the event, click HERE, or to volunteer for the event, click HERE.

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole Programs are underway!

This spring we have a record number of 2,070 girls in our programs at 92 locations throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, all being led by our 451 amazing coaches! The girls are learning important life lessons and skills each week as they train for the big event - the Girls on the Run 5K in May! Join them for this fun celebratory run/walk event and we promise that you will be inspired.

Interested in bringing Girls on the Run programs to your school next year?  The 5K is a great way to check it all out and we will have information available at the Girls on the Run tent about what it takes to start a new site and become a coach!

We love our Sponsors!

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 or more information.

Thank you to our 2016 Program Sponsors: 

Thanks to Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga of Sereno Group, as well as agents Rebecca Smith, Karen Izzo, Kim Richman, Ed Graziani, Marc Roos, Chad Hester, Raylene Khan, Adena Anderson, Monique Pacurariu, Kendra Parker Tate and Paul Locatelli for their support of Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. Sereno has been a proud sponsor of our programs for over 8 years and we are happy to have them as our top program sponsor and long time community partner!

This coming year we also welcome Athena Camps as a new program sponsor!  Athena Camps will be providing special water bottles to all of our 2016 program participants and we are thankful for the support of their founder Aby Ryan, who is also a past GOTR coach and current Team Adelade member!
Thank you to our 2016 5K sponsors!
Our race sponsors are starting to roll in, and we are pleased to announce the following as coming on board as 2016 5K sponsors! Many are returning and several are new, but a big THANK YOU to JPMorgan Chase Bank, Guckenheimer, Sports Authority, Moss Adams, CineLux Theatres, Verify Group,Toll House Hotel, Hall & Burnett Orthodontics, Eric Swanson Orthodontics, Addison Penzak JCC, Brad and Denise Bin, Jake Germond, Dr. Richard Coughlin and Dr. James Ratcliff, DPM, iConic Denta Care, Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), Adidson-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley, ClickAway, Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook, BreakThrough Physical Therapy, 5:17 Total Body Transformation, My Green Lunch, Centrify, Whole Foods Market and John & Linda Wuethrich.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor and see a full list of our race sponsors, click HERE.

Girls on the Run In Action!

Educating and Preparing Girls for a Lifetime of Self Respect
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