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 Greater Cincinnati was established in 2005. Serving 11 counties in the Greater Cincinnati region, we are centrally located in Hyde Park. Since our first season serving 12 girls at one team, we have grown to serve over 2,500 girls per year with over 50% of them requiring scholarships to participate.

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

Mary Gaertner

Executive Director


“Don't waste time on anything that doesn't bring you joy.”

Annie Horn

Program Director


“Be kind and live simply.”

Regina Rankin

Program Manager


“GOTR is giving my daughters, and girls everywhere, the foundation to realize their true worth…so they’ll grow up to accept nothing less”

Kathy Jensen

Community Resource Manager


“Start every day with the simple goal of making a positive impact on the world.”

Amy Elmore

Event and Volunteer Coordinator


“What you do is always more powerful than what you say.”

Katie Taylor

Race Director and Administrative Coordinator


“Some good things are worth waiting for, others are worth going for, and many are already with you.”

Karen Robinson

Accountant


“Finishing is winning.”

Meg Cooper

Data Coordinator


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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Heather Cieselski

Past Chair

CCHMC

Jill Henry

Chair

NKU

Christa Bishop

Vice-Chair

Patheon

Stephanie Meade

Secretary

Luxottica

Beth Germann

Treasurer

Barnes Dennig

Jessica Leonard

Board Member

Mercy Health

Bridget Castellini

Board Member

Wordsworth

Ashley Duncan

Board Member

5/3 Bank

Tessa Castner

Board Member

Frost Brown Todd LLC

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board and Committee Opportunities

Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati
3330 Erie Ave. Suite 8
Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 321-1056

info@gotrcincinnati.org