GOTR-DC inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively intergates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
GOTR-DC started in 2006 with 13 girls on one team. Today, GOTR-DC serves 1,600 girls annually in all 8 Wards of the District and provides scholarship funding to over 60% of those girls.
GOTR-DC hears countless testimonials of the positive and often life-changing impact of the program on both the girls and their coaches. Here are some of our favorites:
“It is nearly impossible to describe the positive impact GOTR has had on my daughter. She sees herself improving every week and comes home proudly to talk about how much further she went. It fosters a sense of inclusiveness that is subtle but powerful. This was really something that she didn't think she could do. And we all know how it can change our lives when we get into something and discover that, indeed, we can surprise ourselves!”
"Girls who actively participated in GOTR (meaning attended 90% of the time and actively engaged in the lesson) were more likely to engage in challenging math and science tasks and applied positive, productive enthusiasm to the task". GOTR-DC Coach & Teacher
We love Girls on the Run because in my 9 year old daughter's own words, "It made me believe nothing is impossible!" GOTR-DC Parent