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 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, and we can use you even if you can only commit to 1 day. 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:

  • Antioch Elementary
  • Benton Heights
  • East Elementary
  • Hemby Bridge Elementary
  • Kensington Elementary
  • Marvin Elementary T/TH
  • Marvin Ridge Middle
  • New Town Elementary
  • Rea View Elementary
  • Rocky River Elementary
  • Sandy Ridge Elementary
  • Sun Valley Middle
  • Union Academy
  • Weddington Elementary M/W
  • Weddington Middle
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Wingate Elementary

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


Girls on the Run of Union County 5k
Saturday, April 26th at 8:00am
Lake Park, NC



Thank you for an AMAZING 5k event. We are so proud of all the GOTR girls– you all ROCK!


We are so appreciative of all our sponsors, volunteers, and community support- the 5k would NOT have happened without you all.

Pictures available HERE and on our FACEBOOK page!!