Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run of the DFW Metroplex is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International. In 2004, GOTRDFW began in Garland, TX with a single class of nine girls. At the time, there were no existing programs in the Dallas area that addressed the issue of positive self-image while incorporating physical activity. As a result, GOTRDFW rapidly expanded in the greater DFW area. In 2005, GOTRDFW was given nonprofit status as a 501(c)(3). Since its establishment, GOTRDFW has served over 6,000 girls in the Metroplex at schools, recreation, community centers and other settings. The program is noncompetitive, and any girl can participate regardless of athletic ability, and no girl is turned away for economic reasons.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

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

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

Laurie Johnson

Executive Director


“Girls on the Run inspires me just as much as the girls!”

Amy Taylor

Site Coordinator


“Girls on the Run inspires me to have confidence and love myself!”

Janice Parker

Program Coordinator


“It's truly inspiring to see the girls learn and grow!”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex area.

Corporate Opportunities
OUR BOARD

Gwyn Garner

Board Chair

Community Volunteer

Courtney Gately

Social Media

Southern New Hampshire University

Dena Guyette

Governance Committee

MetroPCS

Jennifer Milinsky

Secretary and Fund Development Committee

Health Texas Providers

Jeremy Murphy

Treasurer

Metro PCS

Nicole Newkham

Metrocrest Services

Tiffany Nimphius

5k Planning Committee

Community Volunteer

Geetha Panchapakesan

Red Okapi, LLC

Karah Schmitz

Metro PCS

Beth Shier

5k Planning Committee

Birdville ISD

Megan Spurr

Coca-Cola

Rosalyn Tippett

Governance Committee

Tippett Law office

Valerie Watson

Active Network

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run DFW Metroplex
17130 Dallas Parkway
Suite 170
Dallas, TX 75248

(214) 484-3082

office@gotrdfw.org