Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This positive youth development program combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.
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.
Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:
Girls on the Run International is proud to partner with Athleta, Goody Products, Horizon Fitness, Secret, and Garmin. Our national sponsors provide vital support to advance the mission of our organization. We also rely on grants, individual donations and fees. Girls on the Run councils operate as independent 501(c)3 organizations or affiliate with established 501(c)3 organizations. Councils are funded by program fees, individual contributions, corporate support and grants. The program is fee-based; however, financial assistance is available to ensure the program is accessible to all who are interested.
Girls on the Run of Fond du Lac is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 160 locations across the United States and Canada. Our Affiliate is through the Fond du Lac School District, and we are proud to be partnering with the Fond du Lac School District Recreation Department, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA, and the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac. The Women's Fund of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation generously provided us with a grant that allowed the Girls on the Run of Fond du Lac to be implemented.
The curriculum is divided into three parts:
The 20-24 lessons conclude with the opportunity to participate in a 5k event.
Kim Blick (Council Director and Certified GOTR Coach Trainer), Fond du Lac School District
Marian Sheridan, Fond du Lac School District
Maureen Way, Fond du Lac School District
Kristi Serwe, Fond du Lac School District
Sharon Simon, Fond du Lac School District
Renee Wagner, Fond du Lac Recreation Department
Kristine Butzine, Fond du Lac Recreation Department
JJ Raflik, Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Kya Schnettler, Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Karissa Schneider, Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac
Lacey Sadoff, Sadoff Family Foundation
Shane Smith, Fond du Lac Running Club
Traci Freiberg, Aurora Health Care