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Painting with a Purpose on June 25th!

Posted 6/3/2017 | Events

We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again! Girls on the Run is teaming up with Painting with a Twist in Ann Arbor for a class to benefit our council's scholarship program on Sunday, June 25th...

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2017 Limitless Potential Award

Posted 3/18/2017 | Blog

High school seniors! You may be eligible to apply for the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan's 2017 Limitless Potential Award! This $1,500 post-secondary education scholarship will be presented to a past participant of a Girls on the Run...

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General Registration Ends Jan 31st!

Posted 1/19/2017 | Blog

Our 2017 program registration is now open! Featuring a BRAND NEW Girls on the Run curriculum for our elementary girls and our new Heart & Sole program for middle school girls!  Important Dates for the 2017 season: December 5th- 2017 general program registration opensCost:...

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We are hiring! Events and Volunteer Coordinator

Posted 12/16/2016 | Blog

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan is hiring a part-time Event and Volunteer Coordinator to lead our fantastic 5k events, recruit and support volunteers, and collaborate with our team to develop new events! The Event and Volunteer Coordinator job...

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Be a HERO for Girls on the Run!

Posted 9/12/2016 | Blog

You are invited to run, walk, or soar 1 or 3.1 miles at the SUPERHERO 5k to support the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan's scholarship program! 2016 Superhero 5k presented by IHA Child Health-WestArbor When:  Sunday, October 23rd...

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Grant awarded for Heart & Sole launch!

Posted 12/9/2015 | Blog

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan has been awarded a $14,500 grant from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan has...

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#GiveGOTRSEMI this Giving Tuesday!

Posted 11/23/2015 | Blog

December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day for individuals to to celebrate and recognize organizations that are important to them through giving of their time, voice or donations. Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan will celebrate #GivingTuesday by celebrating our...

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2015 Girls on the Run is Hiring!

Posted 11/5/2015 | Blog

  We are seeking a part-time, seasonal Program & Administrative Assistant to join our team! All cover letters and resumes must be submitted to lisa@girlsontherunsemi.org by November 13th. Click here to see if Girls on the Run is a good fit...

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Sponsor Spotlight: Door to Door Organics - Michigan

Posted 10/16/2015 | Blog

This October 25th, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan is teaming up with Door to Door Organics - Michigan as the presenting sponsor for their third annual Superhero 5k. Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan sat down with...

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Announcing the 2015 Superhero 5k!

Posted 9/10/2015 | Events

Calling all SUPERHEROES! Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan is proud to announce the third annual Superhero 5k, presented by Door to Door Organics - Michigan!  Join us on Sunday, October 25th at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter for...

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Week 10- You'll be Amazed

Posted 5/10/2015 | Blog

You'll Be Amazed.   As an avid runner I've completed my fair share of races. I've worn ridiculous costumes, sweated and froze my butt off depending on the season, accumulated countless medals and amassed a stack of t-shirts that now clog...

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Week 6: Hey, Thanks

Posted 4/20/2015 | Blog

Hey, Thanks.   Just before spring break we covered the lesson on Gratitude. We talked about how to find the grace and strength to see around tough or annoying situations that may otherwise throw us into what I like to call an: Attitude of...

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Week 4- Beautiful Minds

Posted 4/3/2015 | Blog

Beautiful Minds. I began our discussion today about recognizing real beauty by joking that we would not be talking about mascara. And I actually heard a few groans! Some girls were hoping for makeup lesson.  Instead, today's talk was about...

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Week 2: Little Voices: Recognizing and Combating Negative Self Talk

Posted 3/23/2015 | Blog

Little Voices: Recognizing and Combating Negative Self Talk  Worry About Yourself I love the video above because its two-year-old star has mastered three things that I still struggle with at 43-years-old:  - Standing up for myself- Saying "No" and sticking...

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The First Lesson: Teamwork

Posted 3/12/2015 | Blog

My name is Anna Levos. I am 12 years old and I am a Girls on the Run junior coach. I have been in Girls on the Run for 3 seasons. Let me begin by telling you about our first...

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Week 1: Shoes In, Let's Do This.

Posted 3/10/2015 | Blog

Today was our first session. My fellow coaches and I were greeted by the smiling faces of forty-one girls -- some of them returning, and some first-timers. Gazing out at the sea of faces I saw freckles, missing teeth, braces,...

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2015 Girls on the Run 5k: New location and partnerships!

Posted 3/7/2015 | Events

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan will host its annual Girls on the Run 5k, presented by Gamma Phi Beta, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at a new location on University of Michigan’s North Campus. “Our inaugural Girls on...

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Thank you to the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation!

Posted 2/25/2015 | Blog

Girls on the Run is thrilled to announce that we have received a $20,000 grant from the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation to support the launch of our new curriculum this spring! The foundation is a long time supporter of...

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Register Your Girl for the 2015 GOTR Season!

Posted 2/19/2015 | Blog

Don't miss out on the 2015 Girls on the Run season!  Late registration continues until March 22nd.  Register your girl today! Our sites are filling quickly so register as soon as possible to guarantee your daughter's spot on the team!...

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2014 Superhero 5k: AMAZING!

Posted 10/30/2014 | Events

Thank you to the 561 Superheroes that participated in the 2014 Superhero 5k!  We had an amazingly fun morning with you! The event raised thousands of dollars for the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan scholarship fund, giving even...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Beth Shuster

Posted 10/22/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Beth Shuster Beth ran the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon this weekend and she is nearing the finish line for her SoleMates campaign!  Your donation will help to her meet her goal of raising $300 for the Girls on...

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Superhero 5k: 5k medals have arrived!

Posted 10/9/2014 | Events

News flash, Superheroes!  The 5k finishers' medals for the Superhero 5k arrived at Girls on the Run headquarters today and they are incredibly awesome!  We are so excited to award each of our 5k finishers with one of these magnificent...

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Superhero 5k: 3 days only- Sidekick Sale!

Posted 10/6/2014 | Events

Attention Dynamic Duos! For three days only (Tuesday, October 7th - Thursday, October 9th) when you register with your sidekick (or partner-in-crime solving) and use the coupon code "SIDEKICK" you receive 50% off your second registrant's 5k registration fee.  That's...

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What do you receive for being a SUPERHERO at our 5k?

Posted 10/1/2014 | Events

The Superhero 5k is coming to a MetroPark near you on Saturday, October 25th!  Don't miss out on the chance to be a HERO for the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan scholarship program! Registered 5k participants receive: Multicolor finisher's...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Katrina Kaczynski

Posted 9/22/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Katrina Kaczynski Katrina ran as a member of our SoleMates team yesterday at the Detroit Women's Half Marathon!  Make a donation to her SoleMates campaign and help Katrina raise enough for another girl to participate in Girls on the...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Kristen Soth

Posted 9/18/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Kristen Soth Kristen trained for the Detroit Women's Half Marathon this summer- it was to be her first half marathon- but an injury has postponed this goal.  Despite this setback, Kristen has continued her SoleMates campaign and is determined...

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Superhero 5k t-shirt unveiled!

Posted 9/12/2014 | Events

Suit up! Our fabulous Superhero 5k event shirt! We are so excited to see your Superhero costumes at our 5k event on October 25th, but as a registered participant*, you will take home a fantastic event shirt too!  Be a...

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Be a HERO for Girls on the Run! Superhero 5k!

Posted 8/29/2014 | Blog

You are invited to run, walk, or soar 1 or 3.1 miles at the SUPERHERO 5k to support the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan's scholarship program! When:  Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Where:  Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter, MI Who: ...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Darian McKenzie

Posted 8/5/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Darian McKenzie Darian is training for the Detroit Women's Half Marathon on Belle Isle and has set a personal goal of raising $1,310.18 for the GOTRSEMI scholarship fund!  Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run?   I...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Laura Naddy

Posted 7/29/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Laura Naddy Laura is training for the Marine Corps Marathon this October and has set a personal goal of raising $500 for the GOTRSEMI scholarship fund!  Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run?   I have been...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Amy Forsyth

Posted 7/22/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Amy Forsyth Amy is training for the Detroit Women's 5k on Belle Isle and has set a personal goal of raising $300 for the GOTRSEMI scholarship fund!  Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run?   I loved...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Julie Burdick

Posted 7/17/2014 | SoleMate Spotlights

Name: Julie Burdick Julie is training for the Detroit Women's Half Marathon and has set a personal goal of raising $300 for the GOTRSEMI scholarship fund! Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run?   I am excited to...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Adrian Salisbury

Posted 5/10/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Adrian Salisbury Site: Patterson "I am real and honest with all the age levels I work with and I want them to know that I am human and make mistakes sometimes." Why did you get involved with Girls on the...

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Girl 2 Girl Campaign

Posted 4/28/2014 | Blog

Almost ninety percent of our program sites are hosted at title one schools that serve under-resourced, low-income communities. This season alone we provided 623 scholarships to girls in need. We are extremely proud that since our inaugural season in 2002...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Audrey Verla

Posted 4/24/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Audrey Verla "I love to sing karaoke, cook, travel and run.  I have now run five half marathons and one full marathon (and that is only in the past two years!).  This year I will run at least one more full...

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Staff Spotlight: Christine Moulton

Posted 4/22/2014 | Staff Spotlights

Name: Christine Moulton Role: Development Manager & Executive Assistant Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I got involved with GOTR because I wanted to be a part of an organization that provides opportunities for girls. I was...

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Staff Spotlight: Kelley Kozloff

Posted 4/14/2014 | Staff Spotlights

Name: Kelley Kozloff Position: 5k and SoleMates Coordinator "I am so proud of the mission of Girls on the Run and love teaching people who are unaware of the program what we do.  Our 5k Events and SoleMates program both expand our...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tracy Kessman

Posted 4/9/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Tracy Kessman Site: Concord Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run?  I was approached by a coach/friend that knows I like to run. What are you hoping the girls get out of the experience?  A sense of...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Rowley

Posted 4/6/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Jen Rowley Site: Haisley "I hope to be a positive role model and a responsible coach — someone the girls can depend upon for guidance and support." Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I want to have an active...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Greer

Posted 4/1/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Erin Greer Site: Burns Park Elementary Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I decided to coach for Girls on the Run because I believe strongly in its mission of cultivating a positive energy, promoting positive self-image,...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jamie Lehto

Posted 3/30/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Jamie Lehto Site: Brick Elementary School "Being a role model means paying it forward. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by strong, smart, confident, and inspiring women. I hope to be that for the girls with whom I...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meaghan Shiffler

Posted 3/27/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Meaghan Shiffler Role: Girls on the Run Coach and SoleMate! Meaghan Shiffler, in addition to coaching a team for Girls on the Run, is also raising money for the program through SoleMates. Support her and the rest of GOTR...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alexandra Fick

Posted 3/24/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Alexandra Fick Site: Herrick Park Elementary (Tecumseh) "I am student teaching right now, and I will be graduating in April with my degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I believe education is the most powerful tool we have. We need...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Teresa Winterstein

Posted 3/23/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name:  Teresa Winterstein Role: Coach at Douglas Road, Bedford site Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I was approached by my Goddaughter to be her running buddy four years ago. After attending her site’s mock 5K...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joanne Cardone

Posted 3/17/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Joanne Cardone Site: St. Francis of Assisi, Ann Arbor. "I hope this will be an experience (the girls) will never forget and that finishing the 5k will give the girls a great sense of achievement and inspiration to keep running." Why...

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Staff Spotlight: Stacy Lievens

Posted 3/16/2014 | Staff Spotlights

Name: Stacy Lievens Role: Volunteer Manager, Program Assistant, Site Liason, Coach Stacy Lievens is the proud mother of three little girls and a new baby boy. She is excited to begin her new role of Volunteer Manager and Program Assistant...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Smith

Posted 3/12/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Amy Smith Site: Dundee "I think that the best thing we can do, as women, is to support each other and cheer each other on in every aspect of our life. GOTR has given me the tools to do that!"...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Casey Hyde

Posted 3/11/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Casey Hyde Site: Dicken Elementary "I am a marathon runner and avid yogi — my favorite thing lately is taking my daughter with me to my yoga studio. :) I’m a big dog lover and when our dog (my...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Penny Marino

Posted 3/10/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Penny Marino Site: Triumph Academy "I feel it is my responsibility to help teach children balance, with the ability to make healthy choices for their lives through my living example of love, compassion, forgiveness, humility and dedication. I want to help...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dawn Scripps

Posted 3/10/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Dawn Scripps  Site: Southeast Elementary in Howell, Michigan "Who cares what other people think — especially people you don't even know." Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I wanted give back to the community, I thought mentoring...

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Staff Spotlight: Dana Blaszkowski

Posted 3/7/2014 | Staff Spotlights

Name: Dana Blaszkowski Position: Outreach and Program Coordinator.  Dana is the proud mother of twin teenage boys and two Girls on the Run girls. She has happily served as a volunteer coach and site liaison in her home town.  Why did you...

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Volunteer Spotlight: David Tucker

Posted 3/6/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Dave Tucker Role: 5K Committee We have 2 daughters (no sons) and 2 granddaughters (5 grandsons). One granddaughter has gone through GOTR. I have run in organized races with my wife and both daughters. Our younger daughter joins me for...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jana Jilek-Wolfe

Posted 3/3/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Jana Jilek-Wolfe Site: Hutchings Elementary (in Howell) Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? I helped launch the program years ago, then had 2 more little girls.  Now my oldest can do GOTR!!! What are you...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Bond-Manville

Posted 2/28/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name:  Terry Bond-Manville     Site:  Whitmore Lake  "I have entered two triathlons and many 5K's - a goal of mine is to actually RUN an entire 5K (not just run-walk-run it), some mud obstacles and whatever fun event that...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Burke

Posted 2/25/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Monica Burke Site: Kreeger "I’m hoping to give our team the opportunity to build the awareness of strategies to use to feel good about themselves and to be proud of the amazing young girls they are." Why did you...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Campbell

Posted 2/23/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Donna Campbell Site: Woodland Meadows/Heritage "I am grateful to the parents who entrust their daughters to me. Spending time with them is always the best part of my day."  Why did you get involved with Girls on the Run? Two of...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Teresa Dolezal

Posted 2/21/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Teresa Dolezal Site: Dundee Schools "Being a role model means that you are someone who other people strive to be more like and to whom they can look up to and look to for advice. " Why did you get involved...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Robinson

Posted 2/19/2014 | Volunteer Spotlights

Name: Amy Robinson Site:  Custer Elementary 6-8th grade team "Despite my physical disability, I am confident knowing I will always be a winner if I at least try.  I don't have to be in first place to be a winner,...

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Staff Spotlight: Danielle Plunkett, Executive Director

Posted 2/17/2014 | Staff Spotlights

Meet our Executive Director, Danielle. Danielle Plunkett has almost twenty years in the fields of education and non-profit leadership combining her passion for social advocacy with her skills in personal and community development. Danielle was hired as the Program Coordinator for...

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Have a couple of hours to help?

Posted 2/14/2014 | Blog

We excited to welcome over 350 coaches joining us for our 2014 season!With many of those being new coaches, we could use some extra help at our 3 New Coach Training sessions. We need people for just a couple of hours...

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Help us inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!

Posted 2/9/2014 | Blog

You don't have to be a runner to be a coach or have any prior coaching experience. Coaches simply must be passionate about the mission of Girls on the Run and committed to working with a group of girls throughout...

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Internship Opportunity!

Posted 12/20/2013 | Blog

We are recruiting an intern to support our 2014 program!  The focus of the internship will be to support the coordination of our amazing 5k Event.   A comprehensive position description can be found here:  2014 GOTR Intern Description.  Position to...

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Apply to Host a Site!

Posted 11/22/2013 | Blog

We are accepting applications from schools/sites for consideration for our 2014 season. The number of sites we're able to approve depends on our available resources, so don't delay! Applications must be submitted by December 16th. Click here to learn more!

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Women Athletes in Action!

Posted 11/22/2013 | Blog

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the Women's Health Program at U of M have partnered to be the presenting sponsor of the Michigan v. Notre Dame women's basketball game. They are generously giving 200 tickets to Girls on the Run families...

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New Online Registration System!

Posted 11/22/2013 | Blog

We're excited to announce the implementation of our new online registration system. Our user friendly, all-inclusive system will make registration for our sites, volunteers, participants and 5k event easier and hassle-free! 

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Program Registration Opens January 8th!

Posted 11/22/2013 | Blog

Our 2014 season begins the week of March 9th and ends the week of May 18th. Registration opens January 8th, 2014 and ends February 10th. Many of our sites fill quickly so to avoid your girl being put on the...

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Help the girls in our community activate their #limitlesspotential!

Posted 11/22/2013 | Blog

Almost ninety percent of our program sites are hosted at title one schools that serve under-resourced, low-income communities. In 2008 less than 50 families requested financial assistance. Last year we provided scholarships to 596 girls. That is quite a leap,...

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