we inspire girls
to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Girls on the Run NYC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girls knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Girls on the Run NYC is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International. Girls on the Run Manhattan was established in 2006; and in 2011, became Girls on the Run NYC as we expanded and now have program sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan.
Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5k events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5k series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.
Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
Stand up for ourselves and others