We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run of Chester County is a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is "to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running race with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training, all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of Chester County is an affiliate council of Girls on the Run International. Girls on the Run is offered in over 173 cities across North America.  Hundreds of Thousands of girls' and women's lives have been changed by this program.

 

 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:

Girls On The Run 5k
May 31, 2014
9:00am
Henderson High School
West Chester, PA

 

Previous Events:

 

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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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial assistance is available.

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