Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, Lenawee and Jackson Counties


"I want to change the world by doing big things."

-Jane, 5th Grade


A recent independent study provides compelling evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Throughout the course of the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. It is the combination of the research-based curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls that sets Girls on the Run apart from other after-school programs.

Now Hiring: Community Engagement Coordinator!

We are seeking to hire an individual who is passionate about Girls on the Run as our part-time Community Engagement Coordinator!  Applications accepted through August 31st; click below for the job description and application information.

Rise and Shine Brunch

Join us for an inspirational brunch with our guest speaker, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford. The goal for the Rise and Shine brunch is to inspire attendees and to fund 100 scholarships for the 2018 Girls on the Run season!

2017 Superhero 5k

Calling all Superheroes! The Superhero 5k is a fun afternoon of events for superheroes of all ages and endurance: a 5k run/walk, a 1 mile run/walk and Kids' Dash (5 and under) at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter. This fundraiser supports our council's financial assistance program!

Become a Coach!

Coaching a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole team is truly a rewarding and life changing experience...for YOU and the girls on your team.

2018 SPRING PROGRAM Registration opens in January!

Our Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs run for 10 weeks, March through May. Click "Learn More" for more information about our programs and how to set up a site in your community.

Gratitude on the Run

These girls may not understand it now, or even think about it in the future, but they have each taught me something about every single one of the lessons we have discussed; about teamwork, about real beauty, about friendship, about positivity, about compassion, about physically and mentally healthy behaviors, and yes, about gratitude.

Be a SUPERHERO Fundraiser!

Be a HERO and help us provide program scholarships to girls in our area!

The FIFTH annual Superhero 5k benefits Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan's financial assistance program!  This program subsidizes program registration fees based on a family's demonstrated financial need to ensure that ALL girls can participate in Girls on the Run!

Our Superhero 5k Fundraisers who raise or donate $160 or more for the Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan scholarship program will receive an exclusive, locally made Superhero cape!

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 6012
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 712-5640