Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia


What is Girls on the Run?

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. More about what we do…


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.

Our Core Values:

Girls on the Run honors its core values.  We strive to:

  • 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
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

Our Program:

  • 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 Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 locations across the United States and Canada