get involved-bannerNational Impact:

193,546 girls served
334 5K events, the largest 5k event in the world
11,600 community impact projects done by the girls
51,000 coaches
3,100 board members
107,000 volunteers
84,000 girls (44%) got scholarships totaling over $10,000,000

Local Impact:

In 2016, we provided 255 girls with $9,000 in scholarships.
Over 60% of the schools we serve are Title 1 schools and more than 50% of our families recieve scholarships. Over 3500 girls have participated in our county since it’s inception in 2005.


Girls on the Run® is a life-changing program for third- to eighth-grade girls.

Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

We use the power of running to provide girls with the tools to:

  • Celebrate their bodies
  • Honor their voices
  • Recognize their gifts, and
  • Activate their personal power

Girls on the Run of Volusia County started in 2005 and is an affiliate council of Girls on the Run International. Founded in 1996 by Molly Barker – a visionary, Ironman triathlete, Girls on the Run has about 208 locations across the U.S. & Canada, with new locations added each year. Girls on the Run® combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education. We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in the critical pre-teen years and beyond.