Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mary Hansen
Primary Contact Name
Mary Hansen
Main Address

1713 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States

What We Do

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Interesting Info
  • We have served over 11,000 girls since 2005.
  • Girls' self-confidence begins to drop by age 9. 50% of girls ages 10-13 experience bullying and name calling and physical activity levels decline at age 10.
  • We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Coaches are always needed!
Repeats every 2 weeks at 2:30pm for 20 times
Flexible Timing

Girls on the Run at the VA 10-Miler
Duration of 4 hours

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