Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit

Greater Detroit

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 […]