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 Greater Boston 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 Greater Boston was established in 2010 to serve Suffolk County. In January 2014 we expanded our reach and now serve Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties and have had 2000 participants over the past six years.

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

Bethany McDonald

Executive Director


“I love Girls on the Run because it instills in girls that they have the power to do anything they want in life---to know and activate their limitless potential!”

Kristen Bonito

Program Coordinator


“I love how empowering and inspiring the program is to both girls and adults alike!”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Greater Boston area.

Career and Internship Opportunities
Our Board

Jennifer McNamara

Board Member

Boston Children's Hospital

Lauren Davides

Board President

State Street Bank

Karen Kaminski

Treasurer

State Street Bank

Corey Kelly

Board Member

Wayfair

Courtney Hollands

Board Member

Culture Magazine

Deb Thomas

Board Member

Re/Max Executive Realty

Bonnie O'Neill

Board Member

Avery Elementary School

Cheryl Kerr

Board Member

Allin Congregational Church, UCC

Ronit Velde

Board Member

Belmont Day School

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 Greater Boston
89 South Street
Suite LL02
Boston, MA 02111

bethany.mcdonald@girlsontherun.org