Give Her a Place

 

When you feel socially excluded and like you don’t belong, life can lose its luster.

Unfortunately, that’s how countless girls feel every day, as if the world is telling them they’re not good enough.

With a monthly $20 donation today, you can bring the brightness back to a girl’s life and give her a place to belong. The staff at Girls on the Run of NOVA is planning out the 2021-22 fall and spring seasons now. And, we are excited to return to our regular 10-week season with a large 5K event at the end.

Donate today and give a girl the opportunity she needs to build confidence and find a place to belong.

Fall 2021 Season

We’re excited and already planning for our Fall 2021 season. 

This fall, we will be going back to our pre-COVID programming — all in-person for 10 weeks, with a big 5K where all teams will come together to celebrate.

We are accepting new and returning team site applications now. Click below for full details.

Fall 2021 Internships

Girls on the Run of NOVA (GOTR NOVA) empowers girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident using a unique, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  We have three intern positions available for the Fall 2021 season that can count for course credit depending on your major and/or include a small stipend: 

  • Community Outreach Intern
  • Volunteer Management Intern
  • Engagement/Development Intern  

Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Contributions of any amount to Girls on the Run of NOVA ensures more girls have access to the tools they need to be strong, healthy and confident.

Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization. Or, if you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.

Thanks for checking to see if your company offers these programs!

Become a FundRunner

Your help is needed!  Many families request financial assistance for their girls to be a part of our program.  We are committed to ensuring every girl has the opportunity to be a part of a team–GOTR NOVA FundRunners make that possible.

GOTR NOVA FundRunners are challenged to experience the power of our program while raising funds to support a future strong girl and participant in our end-of-season 5K.

Grab some friends, co-workers, or family and join us for some serious fun!  You will experience firsthand what it means to be a girl on the run. Our Fall 2021 FundRunners will train for the end-of-season virtual 5K  Your Way’  in November 2021. FundRunners play a critical role in providing scholarships that give more girls access to the tools they need to be stronger, more confident, and healthier.

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

At Girls on the Run, our core values guide our way and we stand firm in our long-standing commitment to building a world where every person can know and activate their limitless potential. We value the dignity and humanity of all people and are dedicated to being an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible (IDEA) organization. Learn more about our commitment.

Learn More Here

Girls on the Run of NOVA (GOTR NOVA) envisions a world where every girl knows she has the ultimate power to be her best. Our programming is delivered over a 10-week season by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor pre-adolescent and adolescent girls through a rich curriculum. Girls on the Run of NOVA is a 501c3 nonprofit and affiliate of Girls on the Run International, serving approximately 5,000 girls each year at more than 150 sites across Northern Virginia annually. Our programs include the Girls on the Run program for girls in 3rd to 5th grade and Heart & Sole for girls in 6th to 8th in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William.

News & Inspiration

Thank you CF NOVA!

We are thrilled to be a recipient of a 2021 Community Investment Fund grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia.  These funds will ensure more young girls in our region have access to our program. This funding is critical because we know that strong girls become strong women who build strong communities. Read the full CF NOVA press release here.

Be a 2021 FUNDRUNNER

Our FundRunners are challenged to experience the power of our program through both physical and mental activity, culminating with our end-of-season 5K.

You are invited to join in to experience firsthand what it means to be a girl on the run as part of our Spring 2021 season! Get more information and sign up to be a 2020 FundRunner here. 

 

GOTR IDEA Commission

We are proud to announce the GOTR NOVA’s Director of Engagement, Jennifer Passey, has been selected to serve on the inaugural IDEA Commission.  The principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) are foundational to the mission and vision of Girls on the Run, and we strive to further these ideals within our program curriculum and across our entire organization.

The Commission is tasked with developing our national IDEA vision and strategy. Click here to read more about the IDEA commission members and our longstanding commitment to IDEA.

 

GOTR NOVA Becomes NYSS CHAMPION!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Girls on the Run of NOVA as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion.

Girls’ self-confidence plummets when they reach puberty. Only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “like a girl”
Girls’ self-confidence plummets when they reach puberty. Only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “like a girl”
Girls’ self-confidence plummets when they reach puberty. Only 19% of girls have a positive association with the phrase “like a girl”

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Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

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