Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit

Greater Detroit

  “ripple effect”: a spreading and usually unintentional effect or influence –Merriam-Webster      Our programs are making an impact!  At the conclusion of every season, our girls are equipped with new skills, new perspectives and new accomplishments.  But the impact doesn’t stop at the there!   One of the most powerful outcomes of our programs is […]

Many people ask us what “it takes” to be a coach for one of our programs.  The answer is simply that you must have the desire to make a difference in the lives of girls!  Of course, there is a time commitment and training that is required, but at the very core, the one thing […]

At the end of each Girls on the Run 10 week session, the girls participate in a Celebration 5k event.  This non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving […]

    A Sweet Fundraiser at Glengary Elementary! Glengary Elementary is one of many of our schools that offers both Girls on the Run and STRIDE (our program for boys) for their students. In May, 2017, in addition to each team designing and completeing a community service project, the students of Glengary Elementary thought it […]

Did you know that Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit has a Charity Running Team?  Over 50 runners from as far away as California come to participate in the Detroit Free Press races to help us raise funds for our teams! Coaches, parents, community members and usually a few staff members sweat it out to […]

Calling all runners!  Whether you’ve been running for a decade or are brand new to the sport, we invite you to check out our charity running team.  We are a diverse group of runners, with different backgrounds, and running achievements, that run “together” with one goal in mind: to bring Girls on the Run to […]

We feel passionate about the impact that Girls on the Run has on both the girls and their coaches. Here’s what some are saying about our program: “Dear GOTR”- One of the girls from our team earned the May Principal Award for her overall behavior. Her teacher approached me and said that up until GOTR […]

The Celebration 5k is just around the corner.  It’s a remarkable event that marks the end to another season of Girls on the Run.  8 years ago, Lauren W., crossed her first finish line as a Girl on the Run, from Oakland county.  She was only 7 years old, and wrote: “I wish every girl […]

Congratulations to one of our most dedicated GOTR volunteers, Hal Briand.  Hal recently received the YMCA of Metro Detroit’s Social Responsibility Champion award.  At age 70, Hal runs circles around us all!  Hal has raised thousands of dollars for Girls on the Run in an effort to support more girls in our area.  He was […]

“Is Girls on the Run a good fit for my daughter?” Parents and caregivers may hear about our program from co-workers, teachers, or other parents, but many worry if it is the right program for their daughter; worried that their daughters are not “runners” or competitive enough to participate.  While running is woven into our program to […]