Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run of Central NJ was started in 2001 with 2 sites and 40 girls. Today we serve over 1600 girls in 5 counties in NJ. We provide over 200 scholarships to girls in low income areas annually and host 3 Girls on the Run 5K races per year.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

Recognize our POWER and RESPONSIBILITY to be INTENTIONAL in our decision making

Embrace our DIFFERENCES and find STRENGTH in our CONNECTEDNESS

Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

Donna York

Executive Director


“I have been in the field of Youth development for over 30 years and GOTR is one of the only programs that truly makes a difference in the lives of all of the girls that are given the opportunity to participate.”

Lynn Sherman

Program Coordinator


“I love how my whole family is able to be involved in empowering girls everywhere!”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Central NJ area.

Internship Opportunities
Our Board

Lynn Sherman

Board Member

Nikki Sciotto

Board Member

Attorney

Heidi Foon

Board Member

Marketing Professional

Grace Yanakakis

Board Member

Rumson Country Day School

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run Central New Jersey
PO Box 6627
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

(908) 285-9202

donna.york@girlsontherun.org