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 of Frederick County was established in 2012 and hosted its first season in the spring of 2013. Starting with four teams and 46 girls, the program has grown to 22 teams with over 500 girls served each year.

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

Leah Perry

Council Director


“"The finish line never gets old!"”

Crystal Achuo

Program Director


“"Well, that's over." She said after finishing her first 50 mile race.”

Hailey Poisal

Spring Intern


“She believed she could, so she did.”

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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Amber White

Board Chair

Controller

Krissy Benson

Vice Chair

Art instructor

Lori Rypka

Board Secretary

Writer

Robert Perry, CPA

Board Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer

Debra Acerenza, D.O.

Board Member

OB/GYN physician

Brett Jackson

Esquire, Board Member

Leah Perry

Council Director

Non-voting Board Member

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 of Frederick County
PO Box 1034
Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 471-4513

info@gotrfrederick.org