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!
Become a Coach or Start a Team for our 2017 Season!
Make a difference in a girl's life by becoming a coach or starting a Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole team at your school! We are now accepting coach and site applications for our 2017 season (March-May 2017). Applications are due September 18, 2016.
Click HERE to learn about becoming a coach, and click below to submit your coach applicaiton.
Click HERE to learn about starting a team at your school, click HERE to learn about continuing the team currently at your school, and click below to submit your site application.
Join Us: Girls on the Run Information Night
We invite you to join us in empowering young girls to activate their limitless potential!
Please mark your calendars and join us at our 2017 Season Information Night to find out how to become a coach as well as how to start a new team at your school.
Date: Monday, August 29, 2016 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Location: The Toll House Hotel
140 South Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030 RSVP: RSVP HERE by August 28
Spread the word and bring a friend! There will be raffle prizes and lots of Girls on the Run goodies to check out. Kindly register below so we know how many people to expect (RSVPs are required).
Thank you for an incredible day at the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 14. Nearly 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the beautiful run/walk in and around Vasona Park in Los Gatos, which was made possible by our amazing volunteer coaches, event-day volunteers, race committee, race crew, board, sponsor and grantors. For photos and additional 5K information, visit our Girls on the Run 5K page.
Thanks for our biggest Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole year yet!
In 2016, we had a record number of 2,070girls in our programs at 92 locations throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties led by our 451 amazing coaches! The girls learned important life lessons and skills each week as they trained for the big event: the Girls on the Run 5K!
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 welcomed Athena Camps as a new program sponsor! Athena Camps provided 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:
Many are returning and several are new, but a big THANK YOU to 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 Bini, 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, Steve & Kate's Camp, Whole Foods Market and John & Linda Wuethrich. To learn more about becoming a future 5K sponsor and see a full list of our 2016 sponsors, click HERE.