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 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 we will serve over 2,000 girls at 94 schools in Spring 2016. 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!

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

Program Registration is Open!

Registration is now open on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up to join the team at sites that still have space. Register for the waiting list at sites that are currently full.

Program locations: View our Girls on the Run Locations page and Heart & Sole Locations page to see a listing of our program sites, including meeting times/days.

Gather the necessary information to register your daughter: View our REGISTRATION CHECKLIST / Consulta nuestra LISTA DE COSAS NECESARIAS PARA LA INSCRIPCION.

Apply NOW for a Need-Based Scholarship for our Programs!

This year, ALL program scholarships must be applied for and approved BEFORE registering your daughter for the program.  

How to apply for a need-based scholarship:
1. Submit your scholarship application online AND send in your documentation for proof of need.
2. Wait to be approved and receive your scholarship code.
3. Register your daughter online using your scholarship code.

Scholarship applications are reviewed and approved in an ongoing manner but are not guaranteed to be reviewed in time to register with a scholarship code during the lottery period if received after Tuesday, December 1 (though we do our best to approve applications as quickly as possible).

5K Registration is now open!

The 13th Annual Girls on the Run 5K will be held in Vasona Park on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Mark your calendars now for this fun, family-friendly community event! The run is open to the community and it is the culminating event for more than 2,000 Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole program girls who will be participating in our spring programs! During the course of our ten-week programs, which run from the end of February through mid-May, girls learn about self-respect and healthy living while training for the 5K with the help of their incredible volunteer coaches.

The 5K is open to EVERYONE in the community: men, women, girls and boys, runners and walkers. To learn more about the event, click HERE, or to volunteer for the event, click HERE.

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 or more information.

Thank you to our 2016 Program Sponsors: 

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 welcome Athena Camps as a new program sponsor!  Athena Camps will be providing 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!
Our race sponsors are starting to roll in, and we are pleased to announce the following as coming on board as 2016 5K sponsors! Many are returning and several are new, but a big THANK YOU to JPMorgan 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 Renee Bin, Jake Germond, Dr. Richard Coughlin and Dr. James Ratcliff, DPM, iConic Denta Care, Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) and Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor and see a full list of our race sponsors, click HERE.

Girls on the Run In Action!

Educating and Preparing Girls for a Lifetime of Self Respect
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