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 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!

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

2016 Season Information Night: Tuesday, September 1, 6:30-7:30 pm
At the
Toll House Hotel, Los Gatos

Help make a difference in the lives of girls in your community! If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a coach and/or starting a new program at your school for our 2016 season, join us at our Girls on the Run Information Night! Click HERE to RSVP and for more information.

2016 Season Information Tables: September 3 and September 9

Stop by one of our Information Tables to learn more about Girls on the Run, becoming a coach and starting a team at your school this year. We'll be at:
  • Sports Authority in Santa Cruz (111 Madrone St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060) on Thursday, September 3, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Athleta at Valley Fair Mall (2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050) on Wednesday, September 9, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Sign Up to Be a Coach and Start or Continue a Program at Your School!

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 an amazing Girls on the Run 5K!

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! 

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 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!

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