About Our Organization:
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving girls in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. We are a self-funded, independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has 220 Councils across the United States.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run is an elementary level program. Through fun running games, activities, and workouts, our program teaches girls life skills, equip them with tools for navigating the world, and prepare them to complete the end-of season Girls on the Run 5K.
Our History and Growth:
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley was founded in 2002 as the first Girls on the Run council in California. Since then, we have served more than 10,000 girls in our community. In 2016, 2,070 girls completed our programs at 92 sites thanks to the guidance and dedication of 460 volunteer couches. We anticipate serving close to 2,300 girls at over 100 sites in 2017.
Girls on the Run 5k:
The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating event of the season. All program participants and coaches-along with family, friends and community members-come together to run/walk 3.1 celebratory miles in and around Vasona Lake County, Park in Los Gatos.
10 week program that meets twice per week
Mondays and Thursdays
Minimum enrollment number: 15 girls (one team)
Maximum enrollment number: Depends on the number of volunteers. Ratio is 3 adults per 15 girls. 6 coaches would enable there to be 2 teams or 30 girls participating Volunteers must be trained by the GOTRSV before the season starts. Training for volunteers starts in November with a make up training in February. No experience in running is necessary to be a volunteer!
The program meets during the Spring. (March to May)
Mondays: March 12, 19, 26, (No School 4/2 due to Spring Break) April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Thursdays: March 1, (No class on the 8th due to Tech Week), 15, 22, 29, April (No class 4/5 due to Spring Break) (No class 4/12 due to Parent and Teacher Conferences) 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24