What happens when you give to Girls on the Run of NOVA? A girl learns to believe in herself, to celebrate the power of her mind and her body, and to recognize the strength and resilience she possesses.
We need your help in order to meet this need and ensure all local girls can experience this great program.

A recent study showed the average American girl's self-esteem peaks at age nine and then plummets. Diminishing confidence makes every hurdle in friendships, school, and home life more difficult. But each year, Girls on the Run of NOVA teaches 5,000 girls in grades 3-8 that they are strong, healthy, and ready for any challenge. Trained volunteer coaches lead girls through a 10-week season of interactive lessons and running clinics. The research-based curriculum addresses the whole girl, inspiring healthy habits and choices that impact emotional and social well-being, as well as physical health. And at the culminating, region-wide 5K fun run, families cheer for the girls from the sidelines or even run beside them.

GOTR NOVA works. Regardless of background or income level, girls emerge from the program more likely to engage in exercise, with stronger relationships with both their peers and supporting adults, and with higher self-esteem. GOTR NOVA is currently only reaching 25% of local girls. Help us reach more girls with our life changing curriculum. Our goal of $3,000 will allow us to launch a new team at a school in an underserved community, offering scholarships to all participating girls and supporting our volunteer coaches with the training and materials they need to be effective.

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Contact Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia:
Katey Comerford
Executive Director

    10301 Democracy Lane Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030


Our Wishlist

is the cost of CPR training for 3 Volunteer Coaches

is the cost of one program scholarship for a girl on free lunch

is the cost of one program scholarship for a girl on reduced lunch

is the cost of background checks for 11 Volunteer Coaches

is the cost of one bib for the end of the season 5k

is the cost of one uniform t-shirt