We’re ready to grow (more).

We’re ready to grow (more).

Girls on the Run of Franklin County is now officially Girls on the Run of Central Ohio! We are beginning to expand our programming into neighboring counties in Central Ohio. We started in 2008 with just 1 site of 12 girls. To date, we have served over 7,000 girls in Central Ohio at 117 sites.

With the continued support of our generous donors and incredible volunteers, we will be able to keep expanding our programming to change the lives of more girls in our communities. We are so excited to keep working with all of you and to spread the mission of Girls on the Run for years to come.

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Sneaker Soiree 2017

Sneaker Soiree 2017


Sneaker Soiree 2017

Presented by Porter Wright

Hosted by Deb Boiarsky, Mary Nienaber Gadd, Allison Haedt, Ashley Weaver

April 6, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

136 East Beck Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43206

Ticket Cost: $50

Valet Parking Available

Join your hosts for a fun evening of sips and snacks while wearing cocktail attire and your favorite running shoes!  Learn more about Girls on the Run and how the organization is changing the lives of girls in Central Ohio.  There will also be exciting silent auction items, door prizes, and giveaways.  Valet parking available.

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Special thanks to our generous sponsor:

Run Like a Girl

Run like a Girl

Heart Strings

Heart Strings


Yesterday, we launched our 2016 Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to serve an additional 100 girls next year. It costs just $150 to change the life of one girl – that’s just $12.50 per month. We can’t do it without your help. Donate today to help us reach out goal!


Gildan Esprit De She to benefit Girls on the Run of Franklin County

Looking to participate in a fun run that encourages you to #BeYourPotentialwhile also supporting local girls in your community? Register for the inaugural Gildan Online Esprit de She 5K/10K and consider making a donation to Girls on the Run of Franklin County to offset the cost of running shoes, scholarships and more for the girls our programs serve. Register using the code GOTR16 and $5 will be donated to our council at: http://espritdeshe.com/columbus-oh/

LunaFest Film Festival: Raising Funds for GOTRFC

LunaFest Film Festival: Raising Funds for GOTRFC



Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Join us for a wonderful evening as we draw an end to our Fall 2015 season!  For a sneak peek, watch the LunaFest movie trailer HERE.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WHERE: Dawson Recruiting  |  1114 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215

5:30-6:15PM Welcome Reception
6:15-7:45PM Film Screening
7:45-8:00PM Post Film Discussion.

  • Savory appetizers, a wine tasting, movie snacks and beverages will be provided to all ticket holders.
  • VIP tickets include preferred seating and swag bag.
  • Pre-event reception will include pop-up shops from shoes and Stella & Dot. A wine pull ($10 per pull) and a raffle (1 ticket for $5 and 3 tickets for $10) will also be offered. Cash and credit card will be accepted for both.

Lunafest Ticket Details: (Ages 8 and above welcome!)

  • General Ticket Price – $20.00
  • Preferred Ticket Price – $25.00 (includes preferred seating and a swag bag)
  • Day-Of Ticket Price – $30


Proceeds from this event will benefit Girls on the Run of Franklin County and the Breast Cancer Fund.

The Women's Fund of Central Ohio 2014 Grant Partner

We’re so excited to share the news that Girls on the Run of Franklin County has been picked as one of the 2014 Grant Partners of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio!  We’re so honored and thrilled that our community has again nominated our group to receive grant dollars that we can utilize in our program! We will be able to support 60 girls for the spring 2014 season with these funds.  Thank you!

From The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s blog:

Over the past 12 years, The Women’s Fund has awarded 153 grants, investing in economic self-sufficiency for women,  leadership for women, and lifeskills for girls.  

This year over 150 women and girls gathered together to make funding decisions, recommending the best social change programs for women and girls in central Ohio. This is an important and powerful role. Grant Readers are your voice at the table, making decisions about which programs promise needed social change for women and girls in our community. 

Read more and learn more about the other 2014 Grant Partners here: http://www.womensfundcentralohio.org/2013/12/3368/

Lady Tutu 5K

The Lady Tutu 5k and Little Princess Dash will be held at the beautiful Easton Town Center on Saturday March 29, 2014.   Girls on the Run of Franklin County is the race charity partner this year!

We encourage you to sign-up through the GOTR race team link!  If you register via the team, Girls on the Run of Franklin County will receive $5/entrant rather than the standard $2/entrant.  https://www.raceit.com/Register/groups/jointeam.aspx?event=24649

Look forward to more fun event info to come and check out the Lady Tutu 5K site here: http://www.ladytutu5k.com/Columbus.aspx











Show Your #GOTRSpirit in September!

Show Your #GOTRSpirit in September!

Sept 19th is National GOTR Spirit Day!!

We've got #GOTRSpirit!

That’s right – we know you got spirit and we’re excited for you to show it on National GOTR Spirit Day this September 19th!  We’re looking for our girls, coaches, volunteers and parents to show their spirit by wearing GOTR shirts, doing their own happy hair, or wearing their favorite pair of running shoes.

We welcome you to show your GOTR spirit by using the hastag #GOTRSpirit on social media all September long.

We’ve Got GOTR Spirit Video Contest

We’re also excited to announce the first “We’ve got GOTR Spirit Video Contest” on Instagram!  The contest asks GOTR supporters age 13+ to show their GOTR Spirit by sending examples for their favorite energy award!  They can create their own or send their current favorite.  The contest will run until Thursday Sept 26th and we can’t wait to see the energy and spirit captured in these videos from our Girls on the Run of Franklin County girls!  One grand prize winner will receive $100!

Click here for additional information about the contest.

Lunafest Film Festival Benefitting Girls on the Run

Join us for the Lunafest film festival!
 This a great opportunity to show your mindful intention to consume media that empowers and honors women and girls all while supporting Girls on the Run!
Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling – by, for and about women. Nine selected short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Share your response to the films in our audience discussion immediately following the film. We will further consider how we can support and explore media that honors women and girls.
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Doors Open 5:30PM
Film Presentation 6:00-7:40PM
 Audience Discussion 7:40-8:00 PM
  Arena Grand Theatre
               175 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Purchase your Lunafest General Admission or VIP ticket by clicking here.
*Lunafest VIP ticket holders will receive a Girls on the Run Swag Bag and enjoy reserved seating in the theater.