Girls on the Run

(Photo courtesy of the Power Up Girls on the Run campaign by Athleta and photographer Kate T. Parker. Photo copyright Kate T. Parker.)

Black Girls RUN! is thrilled to partner with Girls on the Run, an empowerment program for girls in 3rd-8th grade—giving them skills and experiences to navigate their world with confidence and joy. One girl at a time, Girls on the Run has changed 1 million lives. With your help, they will change 1 million more!

 How does Girls on the Run Work?

Meeting twice a week in small teams, Girls on the Run teaches girls life skills through engaging lessons and fun movement activities. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and helps each girl understand and celebrate herself, value healthy relationships and realize her power to impact the world!

Up and Running!

Running is used to inspire the girls and encourage lasting health and fitness. At the conclusion of each program cycle, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event that provides them with a lifelong memory of accomplishment.

Get Involved

Raise Money for Girls on the Run!

You can make an impact! Engage your network of friends and family to give to Girls on the Run by creating your own unique fundraising project at now.


At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers who change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Click here to find your local council and get involved as a coach, running buddy or SoleMates charity runner.