GOTR in Santa Fe

Girls on the Run in Santa Fe incorporated in the fall of 2006, starting our program at Pinon Elementary School with thirty girls, and four coaches. To date we have served over 1000 girls at nine different elementary schools, and grown our list of volunteers to over sixty dynamic men and women mentors. Our focus is on serving Title I schools and offering affordable after school programs.

How Girls on the Run Began
Girls on the Run® was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Girls on the Run® curricula, the heart of the program, provides pre-adolescent girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths and successfully navigate life experiences. The earliest version of the 24¬ lesson curriculum was piloted in 1996 with the help of thirteen brave girls. Twenty-six girls came the next season, then seventy-five. In 2000, Girls on the Run International, a 501c3 organization was born.

With the help of over 55,000 volunteers, the Girls on the Run program is now serving over 130,000 girls in 200+ cities across North America each year. In 2012, Girls on the Run hosted 253 end-of-season 5k events across the United States and Canada. Girls on the Run has been featured in many media outlets including People, Runner’s World, Redbook, Women’s Day, O Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Self Magazine, Glamour, Shape, Marie Claire, Parenting, Running Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News, NPR and ESPN.

The true success of the program, however, is not told in the numbers, but rather in the words of the girls who participate. “Girls on the Run made me realize that I am the boss of my brain.” “I know that whatever I set my mind to do, I can do.” “At Girls on the Run I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin!”
That is success.

Our People and Our Board
Council Director. Megan Perkins . 505.670.8258 .

Board of Directors

President . Karen Velarde Lashley . 505.603.4307 .
Vice President . Marisa Snyder . 505.204.9106 .
Secretary . Regina Bryant . 505.660.7101 .
Treasurer . Alice Temple . 505.660.2972 .
Director . Gale Takeshita . 505.466.1018
Director . Maria Cedillo . 505.795.4951