Join this fun, life-changing after-school program for girls.
Girls on the Run uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. The 10 week program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. The girls are empowered with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building to help them become strong, content and self-confident women.

GOTR logo w circlesAbout The Program


  • Meets twice a week for 90 minutes
  • Girls on the Run for grades 3 to 5
  • Girls on Track for grades 6 to 8
  • Each session led by trained volunteer coaches
  • Group participates in a 5k running/walking event
  • Fall Season: September – December; Spring Season: March – May
  • Registration Fee: $140 YMCA Members; $165 Non Members




If you would like to volunteer or coach, get more information on the program, or to bring Girls on the Run to your school, please contact Kevin Curley (for UMLY) at 610-647-9622, ext. 2412 or Erin Cline (for LCY) at 610-363-9622, ext. 2235.

For information on Upper Main Line YMCA area schools, contact
For more information on Lionville Community YMCA area schools, contact

Girls on the Run of Chester County is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.


Secret Mean Stinks 


Click here to visit the Girls on the Run shop. To ensure all sales qualify for the merchandise rebate program, enter council code PA-2-197.

 Recent News



We're still smiling from the Girls on the Run and STRIDE 5K Challenge! The hot weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 2,600 youth and adult runners who participated in our annual 5K. 

This was the first time the run was held in downtown West Chester ... the first time we broke a participation record, making our 5K the largest in Chester County ... and the first time that the founder of Girls on the Run, Molly Barker, attended one of our runs.

Upcoming Events:


Coming Soon!

Previous Events:


May 31, 2014

Girls on the Run 5k

June 1, 2013

Girls on the Run, Girls on Track and STRIDE Challenge

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December 2012
Girls on the Run, Girls on Track and STRIDE for Boys 5K run at Downingtown West High School. Check out our photos!



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