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.