Upcoming Events

Strong Girls Gala

The Girls on the Run of NOVA Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to a night of celebrating and supporting strong girls. Join us for the Strong Girls Gala on September 28, 2017 at Trummer's on Main in Clifton, VA. 

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Save the Date: Fall 2017 Season

Fall 2017 Timeline (Please note that 5k dates are tentative.)
Aug 1 | New & Returning Site Applications Due
Aug 21 - Sept 18 | Participant Registration
Sept 20 - Oct 6 | Late Registration
Sept 25 | Fall 2017 Season Begins
Oct 27 | Financial Assistance & Military Documentation Due
Dec 6 - 8 | 5k Packet Pick-Up Dec 9 - 10 | 5k Weekend, Presented By Cigna Dec 10 | Season Ends


Learn more about starting or joining a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole team.

Recent Events

Spring 2017 5k Weekend Presented by Cigna

Spring 2017 5k Weekend
May 20th & 21st
8:30am Start
Woodbridge & Ballston

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA for our end of season 5k weekend. The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating achievement for thousands of local girls participating in this life-changing program. You can be a part of this family-friendly community event and ensure each girl has the opportunity to cross this important finish line! Community runners, volunteers, and race sponsors are all needed!

Register for the 5k

Sponsor The 5k

Kendra Gives Back

Kendra Gives Back Party
Wednesday, July 18th from 6-9pm
20% of sales throughout the day at both location will benefit GOTR NOVA
Our Associate Board will be on hand at both locations for a fun, festive celebration. 

LUNAFEST Fairfax 2017 Presented by BB&T Insurance Services

LUNAFEST Fairfax 2017
March 30th 
Angelika Film Center

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA March 30th for our annual night of award winning short films by for and about women: LUNAFEST Fairfax 2017, Presented by BB&T Insurance Services. Enjoy a wonderful evening of film while raising funds to support Girls on the Run of NOVA & the Breast Cancer Fund. 

Learn More & Get Your Tickets

Sponsor The Event

 

Start 2017 Strong Virtual 5K

Start 2017 Strong: Girls on the Run NOVA Virtual 5K

Date: January 1 - 31, 2017
Location: Anywhere you run

Register to support GOTR NOVA and start 2017 strong! Each Virtual 5K participant will receive: GOTR NOVA 5K Medal; GOTR NOVA performance t-shirt (adult and youth sizes); Selfies liked and re-posted on GOTR NOVA social media (#strongconfidenthealthy); Knowledge that all money raised will go to support strong girls in 2017! You can run your 3.1 miles any time between January 1st and 31st. Sleep in or wake up early; run inside on the treadmill or outside in the cold; run alone or with your family and friends! Be sure to send us a selfie so we can give you a shout out on GOTR NOVA’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! 

Sign Up Today!

 

Kendra Gives Back

Kendra Gives Back Party
January 4th
4pm to 8pm
20% of sales throughout the day at both location will benefit GOTR NOVA
Our Associate Board will be on hand from 4 to 8pm at both locations for a fun, festive celebration. 

Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon
Sunday, October 30th 
Washington, DC

Girls on the Run of NOVA has YOUR guaranteed Marine Corps Marathon Bib! Put your miles to work and raise funds for our strong, confident, healthy girls.

Details: Commit to fundraising $750 for Girls on the Run of NOVA. Receive a guaranteed bib provided by our partner RunningBrooke as well as regular training e-newsletters with tips and tricks. We'll help you set up a personal fundraising page and support you throughout. All donations are tax deductible and will support local girls.

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Concert for a Cause

Concert for a Cause
Sunday, July 17th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Herndon, VA

Girls on the Run of NOVA is excited to partner with Acumen Solutions for their first ever Concert for a Cause! This inaugural benefit concert will unite music lovers of all kinds to help raise much-needed funds and awareness GOTR NOVA and 12 additional local area nonprofits. Located in historic downtown Herndon, the family friendly concert will feature music by Rocknoceros, Gonzo’s Nose, High Valley, and Cassadee Pope along with food, beverages, and children’s activities. For every ticket purchased, 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards making an impact in our community. We hope to see you there!

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Pink & Green Party

Pink & Green Party
Thursday, October 13th
Mclean, VA

Why come to Pink & Green Party?

Increase access for girls. The funds raised by the event will provide resources for girls and families who struggle to afford participation in the program. Help us to ensure that NOVA's girls grow into strong women.

Be inspired. Katherine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon when it was considered a men's-only race, will be joining us as our keynote speaker.

Enjoy yourself. Exciting auction items, a wonderful crowd, delicious culinary creations, premium beverages, and music in a beautiful venue. What's not to love?

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Virginia Wine Half Marathon

Virginia Wine Half Marathon
Saturday, June 4th
6:00am - 9:00am
Lovettsville, VA

Come support Girls on the Run of NOVA and local runners!  Volunteer alongside the Associate Board for the Virginia Wine Half Marathon. GOTR NOVA receives a donation for each volunteer shift. After the event, join the Associate Board for brunch at a nearby winery. Sign up for Aid Station 4 and be sure to mark "Girls on the Run – Northern VA” as your group/organization during the registration process. 

Register Today

Fall 2016 5K Weekend

Fall 2016 5K Weekend
May 19th & 20th
8:30am Start
Woodbridge & Rosslym

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA for our end of season 5K weekend. The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating achievement for thousands of local girls participating in this life-changing program. You can be a part of this family-friendly community event and ensure each girl has the opportunity to cross this important finish line! Community runners, volunteers, and race sponsors are all needed!

Register Today

Sponsorships are available

New for Fall 2016 Support GOTR NOVA as a FundRunner 

Looking for a new way to support GOTR NOVA? Want help training for a 5k run? Want to be a part of the most fun, most joyful 5k in NOVA? Become a GOTR NOVA FundRunner! FundRunners commit to raising $200 - enough to fund a full season scholarship for a girl in need - as well as your own 5k entry fee. GOTR NOVA will support you throughout the season; helping you to reach your fundraising goal. At the end of the season, you'll participate in our 5k alongside our strong girls. FundRunners receive a Girls on the Run of NOVA t-shirt, 5k finisher medal, weekly training emails, access to online fundraising tools, templates, and more. 

Support GOTR NOVA as a FundRunner

Spring 2016 5K Weekend

Spring 2016 5K Weekend
May 14th & 15th
8:30am Start
Woodbridge & Ballston

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA for our end of season 5K weekend. The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating achievement for thousands of local girls participating in this life-changing program. You can be a part of this family-friendly community event and ensure each girl has the opportunity to cross this important finish line! Community runners, volunteers, and race sponsors are all needed!

Register Today

Sponsorships are available

LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST Fairfax 2016
Thursday, March 31st
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Angelika Film Center in Fairfax Virginia

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA for an evening of exceptional storytelling featuring short films for, by, and about women. LUNAFEST returns to the Angelika Film Center on Thursday, March 31st. Come enjoy stories of reflection, hope and humor – and help raise funds to support Girls on the Run of NOVA as well as the Breast Cancer Fund. General Admission tickets are available for $25. Purchase a VIP ticket and join us before the screening; you'll meet Board members and other supporters while enjoying hors d'oeuvres in the elegantly appointed private lounge overlooking Angelika's stunning chandelier. 

Purchase your tickets today!

Sponsorships are available

Sign up to volunteer!

Start 2016 Strong: Girls on the Run NOVA Virtual 5K

Start 2016 Strong: Girls on the Run NOVA Virtual 5K

Date: January 1 - 31, 2016
Location: Anywhere you run

Register to support GOTR NOVA and start 2016 strong! Each Virtual 5K participant will receive: GOTR NOVA 5K Medal; GOTR NOVA performance t-shirt (adult and youth sizes); Selfies liked and re-posted on GOTR NOVA social media (#strongconfidenthealthy); Knowledge that all money raised will go to support strong girls in 2016! You can run your 3.1 miles any time between January 1st and 31st. Sleep in or wake up early; run inside on the treadmill or outside in the cold; run alone or with your family and friends! Be sure to send us a selfie so we can give you a shout out on GOTR NOVA’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! 

Coach Bag Stuffing

Coach Bag Stuffing
Thursday, March 3rd
5:00pm to 8:00pm
George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia

Help Girls on the Run of NOVA prepare for the Spring 2016 Season by volunteering to stuff bags of supplies for our Coaches. Click below to express interest in the event. This is a great way to gain volunteer hours and help this season's girls! 

Sign up to volunteer!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Date: December 1, 2015
Location: Mosaic District - 2911 District Ave Fairfax, VA


Start the season of giving off right with an evening to support strong girls throughout the region. On December 1st you can support GOTR NOVA 3 ways: Donate via our The Catalogue for Philanthropy; Shop and celebrate with Kendra Scott Mosaic and 20% will be donated back; Grab dinner with Cava Grill Mosaic District and 15% will be donated back. 

Homecoming 5K

Homecoming 5K

Date: November 21 + 22, 2015
Location: Pfitzner Stadium inWoodbridge, VA & Rosslyn, VA

The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating achievement for thousands of local girls participating in this life-changing program. As we wrap up our yearlong celebration of our 15th anniversary, we invite all alumni to run with us! Come re-connect, reminisce and run with the Class of 2015 at our #GOTRHomecoming 5K!

Alex + Ani Charmed by Charity Event

Alex + Ani Charmed by Charity Event

Date: November 16, 2015
Location: Alex and Ani Fairfax - 2905 District Ave Fairfax VA

The Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia Associate Board invites you for an evening of shopping for a cause! Alex + Ani Fairfax will donate 15% of all purchases made on Tuesday, April 21st from 6-8pm directly to GOTR NOVA! Come meet members of the Associate Board and the GOTR NOVA staff. Shop while enjoying snacks and the knowledge that 15% of sales will go directly to Girls on the Run NOVA!

FamilyFest

FamilyFest

Date: October 17, 2015
Location: Ticonderoga Farms - 26469 Ticonderoga Rd, Chantilly, VA

Join Girls on the Run of NOVA for a day of fun at Ticonderoga Farms. Savor the colors of fall and get to know your fellow Girls on the Run families as we enjoy Ticonderoga’s Fall Pumpkin Festival. Normally, entrance to the festival is $16.95 per person but on the 17th anyone wearing a Girls on the Run of NOVA t-shirt receives one dollar off admission and the first 50 people in our shirts will receive $5 off! Girls on the Run staff will be on hand from 9am to 1pm. Be sure to check in at our table outside the gates to see if you qualify for $5 off.

Films in the Park

Films in the Park

Date: August 7, 2015
Location: Mosaic District - 2911 District Ave Fairfax, VA

Join GOTR NOVA for a family friendly screening under the stars! Mosaic District will feature GOTR NOVA at a free outdoor screening of Despicable Me 2 (PG). Come early to reserve your spot on the lawn and support GOTR NOVA by purchasing dinner from one of our sponsors. Be sure to wear your favorite GOTR NOVA gear and stop by our table to say hi! Enjoy dinner from Sweetgreen or True Food Kitchen (both located in Mosaic District) and 15% of your meal will be donated to GOTR NOVA!

Alumni Throw Back Week

Alumni Throw Back Week

Date: July 12-18, 2015
Location: Virtual Event

Are you one of the 50,000 women who've been impacted by GOTR NOVA? We want to celebrate you! As part of our 15th Anniversary, GOTR NOVA is seeking to collect and share GOTR NOVA alumni stories. Submit your alumni story for a chance to be featured as part of GOTR NOVA Alumni Week, July 12th - 18th. All stories submitted by 11:59pm on July 18thare eligible to win at GOTR NOVA Prize Pack, including free registration for our Fall End of Season 5K.

Coach Appreciation Night

Coach Appreciation Night

Date: June 13, 2015
Location: Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge

Join GOTR NOVA this Saturday, June 13th for Coach Appreciation Night at the Potomac Nationals! We'll be attending the6:35pm game at Pfitzner Stadium and offering a special deal for GOTR coaches, families, and supporters: Tickets are only $5.50! We look forward to celebrating with you