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!

Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has over 200 councils in all 50 states across the US.

What's Happening

Program Registration for the 2017 Girls on the Run Season is Now Open!

We are excited to offer Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs at a record-breaking 103 program sites this coming season! More than 465 amazing volunteer coaches are trained and ready to inspire our girls to lead healthy, active and joyful lives. Ready to sign up your girl to participate and go after her limitless potential?

First-come, first-served registration is now open for all sites where there is still space available. If a team is full, families can put their daughter on a waiting list for a particular site. The Late Registration period started on January 23, which means the price of all programs increased $25 at all sites (except for our full-scholarship sites).

Click HERE to see our Registration Checklist for the information you will need to register your daughter. The checklist is also available in Spanish.

Questions? Contact our Program Manager, Denise Pang, at

Looking Back at a Fantastic 2016!

This year, we celebrated our 15th year of programs in our Silicon Valley community!  We've made a positive impact on the lives of over 12,000 girls in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties since we started back in 2002.  We can't wait to see what 2017 brings, but here are some highlights from the past year.

Thank You for an Amazing Girls on the Run 5K!

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 participants, with 2,070 girls 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!

We love our Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2017 "JOYFUL" Presenting Program & 5K Sponsor, Sereno Group!

Thanks to Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga of Sereno Group, as well as agents Ed Graziani, Rebecca Smith, Kim Richman, Marc Roos, Chad Hester, Raylene Khan, Adena Anderson, Owen Halliday, Alice & Alicia Nuzzo, Carol Jeans, Diane Schmitz, Priti Whatley, Kirsten Reilly, Victoria Attanasio and Douglas Marshall for their support of Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. Sereno has been a proud sponsor of our programs for over 10 years and we are happy to have them as our top program sponsor and long time community partner!

Thank you to our 2017 "Power Up" Program Sponsor, Athena Camps!
This past 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!  Athena Camps is committed to be our "Power Up" sponsor again for 2017!

Become a  Sponsor or Grantor!

We are very excited to have many of our past sponsors and grantors return for another year of supporting Girls on the Run and our 5K event!  Click HERE for a list of all our current 2017 sponsors and grantors.  If you are interested in beoming a sponsor, please contact kathleen@gotrsv.org or visit our sponsorship page HERE.

Girls on the Run In Action!

Educating and Preparing Girls for a Lifetime of Self Respect
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