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 Greater Rochester is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester was established in 2010 to serve Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties and has had over 5,000 participants over the past six years.

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

Molly Bailey

Council Director


“Girls on the Run teaches girls to be their best selves, I love the vision of this amazing program!”

Trina Jones

Program Coordinator


“Girls on the Run teaches girls to learn that they CAN, no matter what their goal. It's amazing to see how the girls grow over the season and watch them celebrate at the 5K. I love all that this program represents and teaches.”

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

No opportunites at this time. Please check back soon!
Our Board

Jen Palumbo

Board Chair

Optimation

Stephanie Shortt

Board Co-Chair

Marie Calvaruso

Board Secretary

Harris Beach

Lauren Groth

Board Member

Xerox

Katie Mackey

Board Member

RMSC

Audra Pinkerton

Board Member

University of Rochester

Jessica Savage

Board Member

Dixon Schwabl

Will Harris

Board Member

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 Greater Rochester
PO Box 71
Fairport, NY 14450

(585) 348-4522

molly.bailey@girlsontherun.org