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 Alachua County is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run of Alachua County was established in 2010 to serve the greater Gainesville area. During the past school year, 2016-17, we served more than 400 girls in our county.

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

Deidre Dodd

Program Director


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

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Alachua County area. While we are mostly run by volunteers, please let us know if you are interested in volunteering as a coach, running buddy or on our board.

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Jennifer Bleiweis

President

UF Health

Megan Kimmel

Vice President

University of Florida

Kristen Lovano

Treasurer

Austin, Gillman & Lovano

Nooriel Nolen

Secretary

Partnership for Strong Families

Patty Carek

Board Member

Amy Childs

Board Member

Alachua County

Wanda Eugene

Board Member

University of Florida

Erica Johnson

Board Member

InfoTech

Michele Richards

Board Member

UF Health

Sequita Solomon

Board Member

Alachua County

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 Alachua County
PO Box 142941
Gainesville, FL 32614

(352) 318-7831

deidre.dodd@girlsontherun.org