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 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 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!
Make a Difference in a Girl's Life! Join Us for Our 2016 Season!
Site applications and coach applications are available for our 2016 season (the week of February 29, 2016, through mid-May 2016). All applications are due Monday, September 21, 2015.
Become a Coach:Volunteer with a team of girls to inspire them to celebrate their unique selves and develop life skills such as confidence and healthy decision-making all while helping them train for a 5K. Learn more on our Become a Coach page.
Start or Continue a Program at Your School:When you start or continue a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole team at your school, you and your fellow volunteer coaches will meet with your group of girls twice a week for 10 weeks — building confidence, connections, muscles and more! Using our research-based curricula, you’ll lead your team through running-based games and lessons (all prepped and ready for you – lesson plans and supplies included) that teach the girls valuable life skills and help them train for the end-of-season 5K! Learn more on our Starting a Program page and our Contining a Program page.
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!
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!