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

5K Registration is now open!

Our 12th Annual Girls on the Run 5K will take place at Vasona Park in Los Gatos on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  Please visit our Girls on the Run 5K page under "Events" to learn more!

Click below to register to run or walk!

Sign up to Volunteer at the 5K!

We need hundreds of volunteers to help make this a safe and memorable 5K event for all of the girls and other participants.  Click HERE to learn more about 5K volunteer options on race day, and click below to register to volunteer! 


Donate to the 2015 Run for a Reason Fundraiser! 

The Run for a Reason fundraiser is currently underway!  This fundraiser supports our scholarship program and allows us to keep fees as low as possible at all sites so that more girls have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run programs. Click HERE to make a donation on behalf of a girl at one of our program sites and click HERE for more information on the fundraiser.

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 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!

Welcome to our 5K sponsors that have already committed for 2015! 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 and iConic Dental Care. We look forward to having you all on our 5K Sponsorship Team in 2015!

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