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

In March 2007, a group of dedicated volunteers brought Girls on the Run to Glenshire Elementary School in the small mountain town of Truckee, CA. Later that year Council Director Jennifer Bossin and the founding board of directors established Girls on the Run- Sierras (GOTR-S) as an independent nonprofit organization. Over the next 4 years the program expanded throughout the Lake Tahoe region and began serving the communities of North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, and South Lake Tahoe. In 2012, after numerous requests from teachers, parents and the running community, GOTR-S expanded to Northern Nevada and began offering programs throughout Washoe County School District. Girls on the Run-Sierras has inspired more than 2,000 girls in the Reno-Tahoe community and serves approximately 500 girls annually.

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

Joy Heuer

Executive Director


“I am honored to be leading an organization that promotes and inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!”

Courtney Vogt

Program Manager


“I'm excited to be involved with an organization that supports empowering young women and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire girls in our community.

Employment Opportunities
Our Board

Catherine O'Mara

Board Chair

Nevada State Medical Association

Kyle Bertelson

Vice Chair

LP Insurance

Katie Lay

Secretary

CAEK, Inc

Joyce Chambers

Treasurer

IBM (retired)

Kara Player

Director

Eldorado Resorts

Gayle Hurd

Director

Renown Health (Retired)

Sarah Winters

Director

North Lake Tahoe Resorts Association

Mark Welker

Director

KRCH Realty

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-Sierras
140 Washington St, Ste 220
Reno, NV 89503

(775) 298-0280

gotrsierras@gmail.com