Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30th, is Giving Tuesday. Support Girls on the Run of NOVA by giving the gift of our program to a local girl in need.

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!

Spring 2022

Thinking ahead to the Spring 2022 season? So are we! Look out for more information coming soon.

5K Pictures Available

Photos from the Fall 2021 5K are now available to view and download on our Flickr account!

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.

We’re Hiring!

Interested in joining the GOTR NOVA team? We are looking for a full time Community Outreach Specialist to join our team. Please view the full job description here. To apply, please send your resume with salary requirements to

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.



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.

Welcome Cassie Wilmouth!

Join us in welcoming the newest member to our Board of Directors – Cigna’s very own Cassie Wilmouth.

Read the official press release here!

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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