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 Sonoma County launched its first season in September 2007 with only 2 sites and 34 program participants. Since then, Girls on the Run has continued to grow in Sonoma County, adding more program participants, sites, teams, sponsorships and volunteers every season. Today Girls on the Run Sonoma County has offered this extraordinary experience to 4,452 girls on 330 teams and provided over $235,000 in program and shoe scholarships to those (31%) with financial need.

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

Vanessa Miller

Executive Director


“"When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best version of themselves" - Steve Maraboli”

Stacie Sather

Program Director


“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. –Dolly Parton”

Jennifer Boggs

Program/Race Coordinator


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”

Michi Termo

Operations Coordinator


““Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi”

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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Kristine Nolan

President

Green Mary, Inc.

Vanessa Miller

Vice-President

Executive Director

Open

Treasurer

Anna Hurtado

Secretary

HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN

Becky Ennis

Board Member

Sonoma County Family YMCA

Jennifer Parsons-Pritchard

Board Member

Petaluma Police Department

Kelsey Walden

Board Member

Culinary Institute of America

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 of Sonoma County
PO Box 9036
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

info@gotrsonomacounty.org