Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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

We use the power of running to provide girls with the tools to:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years and beyond. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being their unique and real selves. Our hope is that every girl believes and can say, "I belong just the way I am."

Watch GOTR International's 2014 Promotional Video

How You Can Help Support GOTR-EC

Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by federal law, and will help us provide our program to every girl, regardless of income.

By Your Donations
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By Joining SoleMates
Join SoleMates, the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run! Joining SoleMates is a great way for you to make a difference for Girls on the Run of Eau Claire County. You can walk, run, or bike in any event of your choice and raise funds for our organization. With your support, the message of health and wellness that Girls on the Run brings will continue to spread and grow. Learn more about SoleMates...
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Special Thanks To Our Grant Donors

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Girls on the Run in the News

Apr 1, 2015
"Fleet Female Feet", GOTREC article in Volume One magazine. Read now...
Mar 12th, 2015
GOTREC 2-part Interview with Judy Clark on WEAU's Community Calendar! Watch now...
Jan 9th, 2015
GOTR Interview with Heidi on WQOW Channel 18!
Jan 8th, 2015
GOTR Interview on MomsEveryday, 6:58 AM on WEAU Channel 13!
Jan 2015
Article "Running Toward Empowerment - How Looking Back Moves Them Ahead" in Queen of the Castle Magazine. Read more...
Dec 27, 2014
GOTR in the Leader Telegram
Feb 2014
GOTR in Queen of the Castle Magazine.
Feb 10, 2014
Girls on the Run hosts Health Night. (WEAU News) Read more...
Feb 4, 2014
Today Interview: Girls on the Run. (WEAU News)
May 22, 2013
Mind Over Body. (WEAU News)
March 23, 2012:
After-school Running Program Teaches Girls Self Respect. (WQOW News) Read more...
June 28, 2011
Girls on the Run featured on NBC Making A Difference Series! Sonali Rajan, a Girls on the Run coach for Girls on the Run of Manhattan, was featured along with her team of GOTR girls on the NBC Nightly News series Making a Difference! (NBC News) Read more...
April 26, 2011
Running program builds girls' confidence and self respect. (WEAU News) Read more...

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