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Posted 8/15/2017 | In the News

 A recent independent study provides compelling evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls. The program's intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence,...

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Erin Highton Represents GOTR

Posted 5/23/2017 | Solemates

The Hampton Roads Show Watch our very own Growth Cities Program Director, Erin Highton, share details on the SoleMates 2017 Program! We are thrilled to have had girls from the Taylor Bend YMCA team join us with their fathers. In addition,...

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Posted 5/1/2017 | In the News

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads Executive Director, Ellen Carver and 5K Director Lauren Logan, appeared on 13 News Now Live at Noon today to share details on the Girls on the Run Spring Celebration 5K coming up on Sunday,...

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Cooper Hurley Visits Green Run Elementary

Posted 4/14/2017 | Community Partners

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads is grateful to Cooper Hurley Law for their generous donation of $500. This goes towards the scholarship fund that assists girls who otherwise would not be able to afford the program fee. Recently Cooper...

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Don't Forget Registration is Open!

Posted 2/16/2017 | Parent Information

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads Spring Program Registration Opened on February 6th. If you have not yet registered your girl, now is the time. Some teams fill quickly!  Visit our GOTR HR website for more details and for the link...

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GOTRHR Spring 2017 Season

Posted 1/4/2017 | Parent Information

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads Spring 2017 Program  is right around the corner. Registration for girls opens on February 6th.  The program begins on February 27th. We'll be working towards the end of season celebration 5k that takes place...

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Posted 12/17/2016 | 5k Information

The 5K is TOMORROW, Sunday, December 18th at Virginia Wesleyan College located at 1584 Wesleyan Drive in Norfolk. WE HAVE SOLD OUT! It is not possible to register now for this event. Questions or concerns need to be addressed before...

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Authorization Form

Posted 12/12/2016 | 5k Information

 Can't make it to a packet pickup? Complete an authorization form and give approval for someone else to pick up in your absence.  AUTHORIZATION FORM

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Posted 11/18/2016 | Coach Information


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Dinner to Benefit GOTR Scholarship Fund

Posted 9/30/2016 | Fun Stuff

Please join us for dinner at the delicious Il Giardino Ristorante on Monday, October 3rd. We are grateful that one of VA Beach's finest Italian restaurants has offered to give back to our program.    A portion of the sales...

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XC Collegiate 5K

Posted 9/19/2016 | 5k Information

EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE XC COLLEGIATE ADVENTURE 5K! On Sunday, December 18th our fall 2016 program girls will participate in the Cross Country (XC) Collegiate Adventure 5K! The Fall Program is about to start for our girls and coaches. Throughout the...

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Registration is Open for Fall 2016 5K

Posted 9/12/2016 | 5k Information

Take Advantage of the Early Bird Rate of $20 for The Collegiate Fall 2016 5k Adventure Run! The registration price will increase on Friday, October 11th.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, December 18th at 2 pm. The 5k takes...

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Register Your Girl

Posted 9/10/2016 | Fun Stuff

Registration for our Fall 2016 Program Opens on Monday, September 12th at 10 AM. Check our website then for the link to register. By the end of the program our girls will be ready for our Collegiate 5K at Virginia...

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Posted 8/12/2016 | Fun Stuff


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Posted 8/8/2016 | Coach Information

This Wednesday, August 10th from 9:30 am to Noon, we're hosting a train the coach workshop. Training is specifically for GOTR Elementary School Curriculum, Grades 3rd -5th  The coach training is for new and returning GOTR Coaches who are unfamiliar...

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Posted 7/5/2016 | Coach Information

Become a Coach Teams of volunteer coaches facilitate our easy to follow curriculum with groups of 8-15 girls over the course of the season. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls...

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Posted 6/3/2016 | Coach Information

SIGN UP WE’RE PREPARING FOR OUR FALL SEASON AND LOOKING FOR COACHES! GOTR coaches do not have to be runners. Junior coaches (ages 16-18 years) are welcome to apply as well. The coach attends a 3-hour training after a passing...

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Posted 5/24/2016 | 5k Information

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Collegiate 5K on Saturday, May 21st at Virginia Wesleyan College. We are grateful to the college for opening the doors to their Batten Center where we hosted many of the festivities originally...

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Posted 5/12/2016 | 5k Information

The Collegiate 5K is Saturday, May 21st  Can you imagine anything more exciting than 890 young girls triumphantly crossing the 5K finish line?  Some say this event is the most uplifting sporting event in our region. Not a runner and just want to be part...

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5K Registration Closes Friday!

Posted 5/10/2016 | 5k Information

5K Registration Closes this Friday, May 13th. Sign up today before it's too late!  

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Posted 3/21/2016 | Fun Stuff

KICKS FOR KIDS DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT Saturday, April 9th from Noon to 3  Ages 12 and up RAVE Soccer Complex at 2499 Shipps Corner Road in Virginia Beach. Coed teams of six will compete in 5-minute rounds of double elimination dodgeball....

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Getting Ready for a 5K!

Posted 2/19/2016 | 5k Information

Our spectacular spring season will culminate in the premier  COLLEGIATE 5K at Virginia Wesleyan College on May 21st from 9 am to noon. Register to Participate in the Event as a Running Buddy. We are Joyful, Healthy and Confident!  

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Spring Program Registration Open

Posted 1/11/2016 | 5k Information

It is going to be a spectacular spring season that will culminate in the premier Surf-n-Sole 5K at the Oceanfront on April 30th.  Click here to register your girl starting 1/4/15 at 8:30am.   If you do not see her school on the active site...

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Fall Office Hours

Posted 6/22/2015 | In the News

GOTR South Hampton RoadsOffice Hours: M-F 8:30 to 5:30Virginia Beach, VA 23454Mailing Address:921 First Colonial Rd Suite 1707Virginia Beach, VA 23454 p: 757-965-9040

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It's Girls (on the Run) Night Out with the Norfolk Tides!

Posted 5/26/2015 | Fun Stuff

It's Girls (on the Run) Night Out with the Norfolk Tides!   Friday, June 12 at 7pm  Tickets are $11: Advance purchase required by June 9th   Open to all Girls on the Run, their families, friends and coaches  ...

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Summer Camp

Posted 5/21/2015 | Fun Stuff

Summer Day Camp Registration is now OPEN! Limited to 20 Girls, First-Come, First-Serve    Girls on the Run Summer Camp comes to Hampton Roads!   Your daughter is Unique.  She is "One in a Million." Our Summer Camp will teach...

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Register today for our newest SoleMates Race

Posted 5/5/2015 | Solemates

Join us and J&A November 22, 2015 for the Harbor Lights Half Marathon and "Get Lit Challenge"! As a SoleMate for Harbor Lights (partner race), you will receive: Charity levels ($500-1000+): GOTR Tech Shirt  Race entry to event*  Fundraising toolkit...

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Save Big on Summer Camp with GOTR Silent Auction

Posted 3/9/2015 | Fun Stuff

Girls on the Run Summer Camp Auction! Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads just received two very generous donations so that you can send YOUR CHILD to a fabulous summer camp this year! Camp Carysbrook and Camp Cody are offering summer...

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Now Accepting Fall Site Applications

Posted 2/17/2015 | Fun Stuff

Thinking about bringing Girls on the Run to your school, church, rec center or business? Click here to learn how to start a Girls on the Run team. We are currently accepting new site applications for our Fall 2015 season. Bring our...

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Log your miles with Charity Miles app

Posted 12/17/2014 | Community Partners

We are excited to announce that Girls on the Run is now a partner with Charity Miles! Charity Miles partners with national non-profit organizations to help stakeholders easily support their causes. Charity Miles is a running app for iPhones and...

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Are you ready for the new season?

Posted 12/16/2014 | Fun Stuff

The new season kicks off in January and it will be a big one!  We are celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We had 680 girls registered for the fall season at 41 sites throughout the Hampton Roads area! What will...

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How to Register Your Daughter

Posted 8/19/2014 | Fun Stuff

The fall season is just around the corner! We can’t wait for the new season to kick off. Not only are we excited about another season in Hampton Roads, but we are also launching a brand new curriculum! Girls on...

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Coach Spotlight: Coach K

Posted 8/6/2014 | Coach Information

We held our first coach training for the new fall season almost two weeks ago. We had over 50 amazing volunteer coaches attend! We had several new and returning coaches come learn about Curriculum 3! Coach K was in attendance....

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Community Service Projects

Posted 7/31/2014 | Fun Stuff

Every season Girls on the Run teams design and implement a community service project to benefit their community. Completing a community service project shows the girls the unimaginable strength that comes from helping others.  This past spring we had 50...

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We are hiring!

Posted 7/31/2014 | Fun Stuff

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads is hiring for a part-time program manager position to start late August. Click here for full details. UPDATE: Position is now closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

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Coach Spotlight: Coach Stone

Posted 7/21/2014 | Coach Information

The new season is getting so close. We have been busy bees in the office getting FIFTY-FIVE coach boxes ready for the new season and the new curriculum! We are about to host six coach trainings. All of our coaches...

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Internship Opportunity

Posted 7/16/2014 | In the News

Are you interested in gaining work experience while also making a difference in the lives of young girls? We are currently accepting applications for a fall intern. A Girls on the Run intern must possess a passion for and commitment...

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Fall 2014 Program Sites

Posted 7/15/2014 | In the News

We are so excited to announce our Fall 2014 Program Sites. We have 49 sites for the upcoming season. This fall season is the launch of Curriculum 3! Look for an upcoming post about all the NEW and AWESOME things...

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Meet Your SoleMates Coach

Posted 7/10/2014 | Solemates

Many people in the Hampton Roads area have heard about Girls on the Run. Our council has been serving the Hampton Roads area since 2005, but few people know about our SoleMates program.  SoleMates is the charity fundraising “leg” of Girls...

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Today's SoleMate Success Story - Liz Palka

Posted 6/17/2014 | Solemates

Fundraising is no doubt one of the more intimidating aspects of becoming a SoleMate, especially if you haven’t done much of it before. Liz Palka knew that her key to success on this front would be her passion and belief...

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Today's SoleMate Success Story - Charity Ayres

Posted 6/16/2014 | Solemates

“A beacon of hope.” That’s what Charity Ayres thinks a SoleMate is. Charity is a coach for one of the newest Girls on the Run sites – Nansemond Parkway – which is also in an area where scholarships and role models...

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Today's SoleMate Success Story - Andy Hart

Posted 6/13/2014 | Solemates

The Girls on the Run program itself is just for girls… …But being a SoleMate is for EVERYONE!! (As is running in or volunteering at our 5K!) Andy Hart has been a supporter of the program for several years and...

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GOTR Mom Spirit: Renea's New Perspective on Volunteering

Posted 6/13/2014 | GOTR Stories

-Interview by Tiffany Russell We often hear from the girls after they complete the program (translate: lots of glittery cards); fortunately, we also get incredible feedback from parents as well. Renea M. reached out to us via LinkedIn to share her appreciation for our...

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Today's SoleMate Success Story - Erin Highton

Posted 6/12/2014 | Solemates

You'd be hard pressed to find Erin Highton NOT wearing a smile. Signing on to be a SoleMate was just the motivation she needed to get back into the swing of things after having a baby last year and she was...

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Today's SoleMate Success Story - Anne McNamara

Posted 6/11/2014 | Solemates

Most of you know Anne McNamara as a WAVY TV 10 anchor and reporter. But Anne is also a long-time supporter of Girls on the Run. She has been a Running Buddy for girls at the 5K and emceed the...

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Join our fall Solemates team!

Posted 6/8/2014 | Solemates

SoleMates is the charity fundraising “leg” of Girls on the Run and uses the power of running to make a difference for our girls. Teams or individuals (men and women) pursue individual goals such as running a race or completing a...

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Spring 2014 5k Celebration Pictures

Posted 5/13/2014 | 5k Information

We can't believe the Spring 5k Celebration has come and gone! It was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect and the pride on the girls' faces as they crossed the finish line was priceless.  If you want to see...

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Sneak Peak at 5k GOTR Shop!

Posted 5/6/2014 | 5k Information

Our spring season 5k event is just a few days away! At the GOTRSHR office, we've been busy inventorying new GOTR summer gear to sell at packet pickup Thursday and Friday, plus race day. Here is a sneak peak at just...

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Take One: The Making of a GOTRSHR Video with Jpixx

Posted 4/25/2014 | Fun Stuff

Have you ever been to a video shoot? This was unlike anything we have ever seen before. Let's say a bit of Hollywood in Virginia Beach. Like SUPER cool and totally professional and totally crazy! We personally dig the wardrobe...

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Dick's Sporting Goods to Match Your Pledge

Posted 4/15/2014 | Community Partners

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads Selected for National Matching Funds Campaign Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads (GOTRSHR) is excited to announce that we are one of just 150 organizations nationally to be chosen as a charity partner in...

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Mona Lisa Day

Posted 4/14/2014 | Fun Stuff

What exactly is Mona Lisa Day at Girls on the Run? While we certainly appreciate art, it's not this... We have two incredible GOTR-SHR volunteers to introduce you to this week: Mona Sims and Lisa Jahnke. They are both helping...

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Thank you Obici Foundation, Welcome Merrill!

Posted 4/10/2014 |

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads is pleased to welcome Merrill Henderson to our staff team! Many of you might recognize Merrill since she interned with us last year. Merrill is a great example to all of us of...

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Welcome new Solemates!

Posted 3/10/2014 | Solemates

Welcome spring 2014 Solemates: Keith Alston, Charity Ayres, Diana Bennett, Virginia Davis, Channen Garrity, Danielle Gish, Erin Highton, Hilary Johnson-Lutz, Rebecca McAhren, Anne McNamara, Liz Palka, Courtney Pollman-Tomer and Jennifer Williams! SoleMates is the charity fundraising “leg” of Girls on the Run...

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GOTR featured in Tidewater Family magazine

Posted 3/6/2014 | In the News

Check out this great article about Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads in the latest Tidewater Family publication! Tidewater Family is the area’s newest magazine for parents! This colorful monthly publication will be the go-to guide for all things family and...

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Solemates Kick Off & Info Meeting- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Posted 2/24/2014 | 5k Information

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Please email with your Solemate questions!   Join us on Tuesday, March 4 from 6-7pm at the GOTR office to kick off our spring Solemates season! This is a great opportunity to meet...

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Susan Miller Memorial GOTR Program Scholarship Fund

Posted 1/24/2014 |

The Holland Elementary community suffered a tragic loss on January 12, 2014, and Holland Elementary’s Girls on the Run lost one of their biggest supporters. Susan Miller recently retired from Virginia Beach City Public Schools, where she worked her last...

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Which Imposter Are You?

Posted 1/22/2014 | Fun Stuff

The GOTR-SHR staff (Rachel, Denise and Tiffany) and board vice-chair Mary McChesney just spent four days in sunny San Antonio at the Girls on the Run International annual conference (called Summit) to network and learn from hundreds of our peers...

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Coach Supplies for Suffolk

Posted 12/20/2013 | Community Partners

Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads would like to thank the Obici Foundation for awarding us $5,000 this week to purchase program supplies for our upcoming spring 2014 program season. Funds will be used to cover volunteer background checks,...

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One Mom, Three GOTR Girls

Posted 12/19/2013 |

"Wanted to share this awesome picture from the 5k race with you all. Our family is obviously a big GOTR family! This is a picture of my three daughters-Mary, Sarah, and Katie Philpott. I love this photo because it represents...

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Breeyonna's School Paper

Posted 12/18/2013 | GOTR Stories

Breeyonna's School Paper: Do you have a time when you were proud of yourself? Do you have a time when you were proud of yourself? Well I do. It all started on December 14 when I pushed myself very very hard....

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Race Raffle Winners Fall 2013

Posted 12/18/2013 | 5k Information

The following event participants received a raffle prize from our random drawing at the 5k event on December 14. If you were not present to get your prize, please schedule a pick up by calling 757-965-9040 (prizes will not be mailed). View...

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Fall 5K Race Results

Posted 12/15/2013 | 5k Information

Congratulations to our 1,474 event finishers this weekend! Click here for official timing results. Save the date for our next 5k event on May 10, 2014. Want to be on our race planning committee? Email Denise to get involved!

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Yonni's GOTR Story: A Parent's Perspective

Posted 12/2/2013 | GOTR Stories

My daughter Kyonna was not physically active in elementary school, though she expressed interest in playing sports. When she brought home the Girls on the Run paperwork, I knew this was the perfect program for her...for reasons other than just...

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Kyonna's GOTR Story

Posted 12/2/2013 | GOTR Stories

In elementary school, I was the tall girl. I had eczema. I also felt like I was overweight to do sports. I heard about Girls on the Run in third grade because my friend was doing it. It sounded interesting....

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Santa Claus is coming to (GOTR) town!

Posted 12/2/2013 | 5k Information

5k races are a dime-a-donzen in this run-happy town. This is why our event is unlike all the others. Non-competitive fun. That's right, it's not about how fast you run 3.1 miles, it's how you got there. You can skip,...

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