Welcome to Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

What's Happening

Submit Your 2015 Season Site or Coach Application Today!

Applications are due by the end of the day Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Site Applications:


New sites: Visit our Starting a Program page to learn more!

Returning sites: Visit our Continuing a Program page to learn more!

Coach Applications:


New and returning coaches: Visit our Become a Coach page to learn more!

Questions? Contact Program Director Miyoko Beetem at miyoko@gotrsv.org.

Program Registration for our 2015 Girls on the Run Season
Opens Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8:00 am!

Registration for our 2015 season (March-May 2015) will open on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8:00 am! Registration is ONLINE ONLY and first-come, first served. Sign up for our general newsletter to receive updates about when registration opens!

Congratulations to all 2014 Girls on the Run 5K participants!

Congratulations and thank you to all of our amazing Girls on the Run participants and coaches, parents, families, sponsors, volunteers and community members who made our 11th Annual Girls on the Run 5K such a memorable event!

We are so proud of and grateful for each and every one of you! And a special thanks to our volunteer photographers who captured these wonderful moments: Claire Ledwith, Barbara Lougee, Chandler Lougee, and Richard Casserley. Thank you! Visit us on Facebook to view the photos or click HERE to access the photo gallery directly.

Become a Coach!

Coaching a Girls on the Run or Girls on Track team is an opportunity to do something great for the girls in your community! Our coaches are parents, teachers, and community members who volunteer their time to bring the program to girls in their area.

Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley sites are located throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, and each site chooses its own days and times that work best for the program. All coaches need to commit to coaching TWICE weekly for the entire program (21 lessons total) and need to plan to attend the end-of-season Girls on the Run 5K (on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Vasona Park in Los Gatos) with their team. Coaching requires a flexible afternoon schedule as all sites meet on weekdays, usually between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Visit our Become a Coach page for more information and to submit your coach application today!

Start a Girls on the Run Program Site!

Interested in bringing Girls on the Run or Girls on Track to your school? We'd love to work with you to make that happen! Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley is committed to bringing the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run and Girls on Track to more girls throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Visit our Starting a New Program page for more information and to submit your site applicaiton today!

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! 

Visit our Girls on the Run SoleMates page to learn more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO BECOME A SOLEMATE!

We love our Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a 2015 Program or 5K sponsor? Sponsorship packets are now available for our 2015 programs and events! 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 contact Executive Director Kathleen Nestler for more information.

Thank you to our 2014 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, Christy Ying, Raylene Khan, Bart Call, Chad Hester and Kirsty Duncan for their support of Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. Sereno has been a proud sponsor of our programs for over 6 years and we are happy to have them as our partner!

Thank you again to our 2014 5K sponsors, including Wells Fargo Bank, Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook, Givium, Dr. Jennifer Wang, Morning Crane Healing Arts and Fitness Center, Almaden Valley Athletic Club, Knowledge Quest Learning and Iconic Dental!  Click HERE to see a full list of our 2014 sponsors.

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