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

Lexington’s council began in 2008 with only two groups in Fayette County and has blossomed in the last 8 years to include 15 counties within Central Kentucky. Our fall 2016 season concluded with over 800 girls, 49 teams at 40 sites with 260 volunteers!

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

Heidi Guckenberger

Executive Director


“I love how my whole family is able to be involved in empowering girls everywhere!”

Naresha Howard

Program Assistant


“I absolutely love GOTR, all of our girls, and everything the program teaches!”

Shannon Murphy

Program Support Associate


“WE ARE GIRLS ON THE RUN”

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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Aimee Cousoulis

Board President

Tara Cox

Treasurer

Bethany Denning

General-Marketing Committee Chair

Grace Hester

5K Director

Keeana Boarman

Vice President

Emily Kennedy

Secretary

Mackenzie Leachman

General Fundraising Chair

Stevie Lowery

Expansion Representative

Rachel Ray

Board Governance

Lexington Children's Theater

Renae Stranger

Training

Chrissie Tune

Volunteer Coordinatior

Laura Walsh

Former President

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 Central Kentucky
446 East High Street
Suite 130
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 268-4687

heidi@gotrcentralky.org