GOTR Alumni

Meet Emma Wagner

We were thrilled to catch up with Emma and hear more about what she’s been doing since her 8 seasons as a Girl on the Run at Waples Mill Elementary.  

GOTR NOVA wants to ensure #everygirl has access to our program and the tools needed to be strong, healthy and confident.  Here are a few ways to support future GOTR NOVA strong girls. 

Giving Back

Come on back!  As a Girls on the Run of NOVA Alumni, we want to offer you opportunities to come back together and make a difference with the next generation of GOTR NOVA strong girls.

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Alumni Opportunities and Events

As a Girls on the Run of NOVA Alumni there are a number of fun, rewarding, and valuable ways to come back together and make a difference throughout the year.  

Volunteer at the 5k and Other Events

There are numerous ways to volunteer with GOTR NOVA as an Alumni! If coaching isn’t for you, perhaps volunteering at the 5K, helping assemble team materials, or pitching in at the office is a better fit for you.  And remember, any and all volunteer hours with GOTR NOVA can  count towards community service requirements. Get more details about volunteer opportunities with GOTR NOVA here

Be 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 FundRunner!

FundRunners commit to raising $200 to cover a full season scholarship for a girl in need as well as your own bib for our end of season 5K!


FundRunners receive a Girls on the Run of NOVA t-shirt, 5k finisher medal, access to online fundraising tools, templates, and a confirmed entry to an end of season 5K.

Community Service Hours and Projects

Do you need community service hours for school? There are great one-time event opportunities to complete service hours, such as assisting at 5K Packet Pick-Ups, taking inventory of program materials, and completing office support projects at the GOTR NOVA office.

To show your interest in completing community service hours with Girls on the Run of NOVA, please email our Volunteer Associate, Jaimi Taylor, at

Volunteer as a Junior Coach
Volunteering as a Junior Coach is an extremely rewarding way to volunteer with Girls on the Run as an Alumni. As a coach, you’ll help lead a team through the Girls on the Run-developed curriculum, stretching and running activities, and training for the end-of-season 5K. Serve as a role model for girls by showing up prepared and on time, listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude!

This position works closely with the Girls on the Run staff and requires a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for the 10 week season, with additional time required for the GOTR 5K race at the end of the season.

The minimum age to volunteer as a Junior Coach is 16 years old. Volunteers between the age of 18 and up are able to serve as Assistant Coaches. Head Coaches must be 21 years old or older.

Support Us Today

Regardless of background or income level, girls emerge from our program more likely to engage in exercise, and with higher self- esteem. A track record of over 60,000 runners in 17 years is beyond impressive. Let’s keep it going strong.

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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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