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.
Girls on the Run Southcentral Alaska was founded in Anchorage in the Fall of 2011 by a group of dedicated volunteers. Our first program was held at North Star Elementary that Fall, and we quickly grew to 3 schools that Spring. With community support, our program has continued to grow each year, and now serves nearly 200 girls each season.
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.
Recognize our POWER and
RESPONSIBILITY to be
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Embrace our DIFFERENCES
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Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE
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LEAD with an
OPEN HEART and assume
our physical, emotional and
STAND UP for
ourselves and others
“Girls on the Run inspires me just as much as the girls!”
Board Member, Marketing Committee Lead
“You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head…but I’ll tell you a secret…all of the best people are.
-Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton (2010)”
Board Member, Secretary
“"The start to a better world, or a better life, or a better future is simply our belief that it is possible"”
Board Member, Treasurer
“"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Dr. Seuss”
Board Member, President
““Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.” - Ruth Gordan”
“I love seeing girls (and coaches) grow both emotionally and physically each season. We need this program as much as our girls do.”
Board Member, Community Committee Lead
“"I love that we are teaching girls to not only love and respect each other, but we are teaching them to love and respect themselves."”
Board Member, 5K Committee Lead
““Whether you think you can or think you can’t - you are right.” - Henry Ford”
Beta Rae Thompson
Board Member, Fundraising Committee Lead
“"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." H. Jackson Brown Jr.”
Board Member, Solemates Program Lead
“"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined" - Henry David Thoreau”
Board Member, Vice President of BOD
“"Every girls is an inspiration and my vision is that our program gives them the skills and confidence to keep inspiring"”
We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Southcentral Alaska area.
Come work with us!
No opportunites at this time. Please check back soon!
At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.
Come volunteer with us!
Girls on the Run Southcentral Alaska
PO Box 101273Anchorage, AK 99510(907) firstname.lastname@example.org
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