Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia


Welcome to Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade.


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


We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.


The 24-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run

  • Uses fun games to teach important skills and healthy habits
  • Prepares girls to complete a local 5k run/walk event
  • Encourages girls at all fitness levels
  • Involves participants in a local community service project
  • Is led by trained coaches who serve as positive role models for healthy living
  • Provides participants with a t-shirt, water bottle, and snacks
  • Provides each girl with a free running stride evaluation courtesy of HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness
  • Open to girls in grades 3 – 8
Girls on the Run
of North Central West Virginia, an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 locations across the United States and Canada