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 Fall 2021 season! Get more information and sign up to be a 2021 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.
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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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