Girls on the Run


Girls On The Run is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is "to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living."

The program combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running race with healthy living education. Our 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 promotes physical, emotional, social and intellectual development in 3rd through 5th grade girls. The girls complete the 12-week running program with a stronger sense of identity, greater self-confidence, a healthier body image and a better knowledge of what it means to be a member of a team and a community.

Contact Information

Please see the PTO Contact List for the PTO chair for this group.


Open to girls in grades 3-5.


Online registration begins on a specific date and time for the spring and fall seasons. Each season costs approximately $160 per participant. There is a team size limit of 15. Spaces fill up quickly! Be ready to register at specified date and time or you just might miss the opportunity! See the PTO News webpage for any specific information.

Meeting Logistics

Each spring and fall Girls on the Run season lasts approximately 10 weeks and ends with a Girls on the Run 5K. 
Classes held twice a week after school on the track behind St. Gabriel School.

Please contact the GOTR office at 704-837-0102 for any questions regarding registration or volunteer opportunities!