Welcome to Girls on the Run® Ontario – We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run Ontario is a positive youth development program which combines training for a non-competitive 5k run/walk with an interactive curriculum to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles of 8-13 year old girls. Our curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviours.
One girl put it this way, “I learned that I am the boss of my brain.” Not only do we get girls (and their coaches and families) moving – we also arm them with the tools necessary to effectively manage many of life’s challenges, including gossip, bullying, establishing healthy friendships and standing up for themselves and others.
Girls on the Run Ontario is a Registered Canadian Charity.
Spring 2014 Program Registration is now open!
Announcement: Girls on the Run Ontario is pleased to announce that we will be implementing an exciting new format to the final 5k event!
At each season’s conclusion, the girls complete a 5k running event, where we celebrate our girls and their accomplishments. Over the years we heard from many coaches and families alike that it was difficult to make it to the 5K event, either due to the distance or because of other competing family commitments. We are happy to announce that each and every site will now be holding a 5k event at their school. This will give you the intimacy of celebrating your girls on the last day of the program.
We provide a complete 5k event package that will include everything you need to successfully hold the 5k run at your school. This will allow more families, school administrators and students to help cheer on their girls!
For further information, please contact our office at 416-968-0050
If you would like to bring this life changing program to your school click here and register today!
Check out the photos from our 10th Anniversary Gala!
We would like to thank Kim Thiara and the Organizing Committee for hosting a 10 Year Anniversary Gala benefitting
Girls on the Run. The event was a huge success thanks to these amazing ladies and all those that came out to support!
Girls on the Run Ontario Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant!
Girls on the Run Ontario is thrilled to announce a generous grant of $39,900 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This grant will go towards supporting the program across Simcoe County throughout the 2013 – 2014 season. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is Canada’s leading charitable grant making foundation and is proud to work with not-for-profit and charitable organizations from across the province.