Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run of Union County is an affiliate of Girls on the Run International which has a network of 160 locations across the United States and Canada.

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm

Online registration is first come, first served and a link will be posted here before Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm. Registration fills up very quickly, so register soon! Registration will close on Friday, September 12th at 7:00pm.


Click on the SITE LIST to see a full list of Fall 2014 team locations.


If a team is full, we will take a waitlist, and if a spot opens up, we will contact you before the season starts.


The program fee is $135 and there are scholarships available through the online registration. Girls receive a GOTR water bottle, GOTR t-shirt, 5k entry, and GOTR trained coaches. The season starts the week of September 22nd and will end with the GingerSnap 5k, Saturday, December 6th- Downtown Waxhaw.


Questions about registration– contact


Fall 2014 Coaches NEEDED!!

We need you! Girls on the Run is a chance to get outside, laugh, jump and cheer. Mostly importantly, it’s a chance for you to help girls realize their full potential.

You do NOT need to be a runner to coach– just have a passion for promoting healthy lifestyle and self-esteem for young girls!

Practices are 2 days a week for little over one hour. Training, curriculum and materials provided and coaches daughters’ are guaranteed a spot.

Fall 2014 season will start the week of September 22nd and end with the Ginger Snap 5k on Saturday, Dec. 6th.

We need coaches at the following schools:

  • Marvin Ridge Middle
  • Parkwood Middle
  • Rea View Elementary M/W
  • Sandy Ridge Elementary
  • Weddington Elementary T/TH
  • Weddington Middle

If interested or if you have questions, please contact Bonnie Grote – GOTR Union Council Director – at


Fall 2014 Season Dates:

  • Registration opens Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00pm
  • Season starts week of September 22nd
  • Season ends with Ginger Snap 5k on Saturday, December 6th