Congratulations to all of our GOTR girls and their Running Buddies for completing the fall 5k! It was cold and a little wet, but you wouldn’t know it by all of the smiling faces. 
A huge number of friends, family, and community members came out to run our non-competitive fun run, not for prizes or accolades, but simply to show their support of a program that is teaching girls how to be true to themselves, lead with an open heart, and to be grateful for all of their gifts (whatever they are). There are countless races any given weekend, so choosing our event shows true GOTR spirit!
We are so grateful for their support as well as that of our incredible volunteers, most of whom do not have a girl in the program – they simply believe in the GOTR mission. This of course includes the amazing women and men that give their time every week to mentor, teach, and share their gifts as Girls on the Run coaches.
On behalf of the Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester Board of Directors, Program Coordinator, and Executive Director – thank you, thank you, thank you!!


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.  We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Our mission:  We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Our 10-week programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of  Greater Rochester is an Independant Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 locations across the United States and Canada.