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!
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 104 program sites this coming season! More than 430 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?
Registration for our 2017 season begins with a three-day lottery period (December 3-5) during which all girls who are registered will have an equal chance at getting selected in the random, computer-generated lottery which will be held on December 6. Registration will be closed on Tuesday as we run the lottery. We will notify families about their daughter's status (on the roster OR the waiting list) throughout the day on Tuesday.
First-come, first-served registration will reopen on Wednesday, December 7, at 9:00 am at 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. ClickHERE to see our Registration Checklistfor the information you will need to register your daughter. The checklist is also available in Spanish.
This year, we celebrated our 15thyearof 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 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 2,070girls 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 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 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!
Thank you to our 2016 5K Sponsors:
Many are returning and several are new, but a big THANK YOU to 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 Denise Bini, Jake Germond, Dr. Richard Coughlin and Dr. James Ratcliff, DPM, iConic Denta Care, Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), Adidson-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley, ClickAway, Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook, BreakThrough Physical Therapy, 5:17 Total Body Transformation, My Green Lunch, Centrify, Steve & Kate's Camp, Whole Foods Market and John & Linda Wuethrich. To learn more about becoming a future 5K sponsor and see a full list of our 2016 sponsors, click HERE.