Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento was established in 2002 to serve Sacramento, Yolo and the western slopes of Placer and El Dorado counties. Since it's inception the council has proudly served over 4,000 families and, with the help of our generous sponsors and donors, we were able to provide financial assistance to 30% of our girls who otherwise would not have been able to participate.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

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

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

Courtney Kain

Council Director


“Girls on the Run has taught me that no dream is too big. If I believe that I can, I will.”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Greater Sacramento area.

Internship Opportunities
Our Board

Lesley Taylor

Board Chair

CA Dept. of Education

Jolie Tolleson

Treasurer

Virtual Instruments

Wendy Hauteman

Marketing Chair

VSP Global

Carolyn Gemma

Outreach Chair

Vandermyden Maddux Law Corporation

Amanda Norton

Director of Stewardship

Porter Scott

Shaina Brown

Director of Grants

CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Megan Ramsbotham

Secretary

VSP Global

Casey Knifsend

Volunteer Chair

California State University, Sacramento

Sarah Zorn

Race Director

California Department of Water Resources

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities

Greater Sacramento
PO Box 19602
Sacramento, CA 95819

(916) 202-0785

info@gotrsac.org