Fall Program Registration:
The following schools have met all our programming requirements and will be open for online registration tonight starting at 6pm:
We expect several schools to be ready for registration on the June 2nd registration date. To meet all programming requirements a site must have two coaches in place. All public school locations must have passed the public school approval process.
Please check our website frequently to see when new sites have been added and when they will open for registration.
We are also currently accepting applications for NEW GOTR locations for fall. If you are interested in starting a new GOTR program, please complete the online site interest application.
We look forward to seeing your girls again this Fall. Please contact the office at 919.401.6307 with any registration questions.
Everything you need to know about the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k. Get all the details here. (Parking, packet pick up, Family Festival events, etc.)
Every girl MUST have a Running Buddy. Parents, if you are running with your daughter make sure you are registered for this event! You can still register onsite beginning at 7:30am.
GOTR Girls should arrive by 8:00 am. Find out which balloon color to look for to find your child's team.
All of your daughter's “needs” for the day will be at your site signs in plastic bags. This includes: the race day t-shirts, bibs, safety pins, and medals.
Parents who haven't picked up their race information will have to do so at Packet Pick Up or the Registration table.
If any of your girls still need a Running Buddy, please bring them to the GOTR table where we will assign them a running buddy who will be happy to assist them in crossing the finish line!
We are excited to see you all on Saturday and thank you for sharing your girls with us this season. We hope to see you again in the Fall of 2014.
Our new line of GOTR merchandise has arrived and will be on sale at the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k on Saturday, April 12th. Prices range from $3.50 to $35.00 and there is something for everyone. After the 5k you can shop online. Use code NC-5-176 at checkout.
Updates on the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k Team Challenge
Currently, the following GOTR teams have the most participants registered on their behalf:
1st- North Ridge Elementary
2nd-A.B. Combs Elementary
3rd- Pearsontown Elementary
The GOTR team with the largest representation at the event will win a party to Monkey Joes!
Currently, the following GOTR Sponsor/Community teams have the most participants registered on their behalf:
1st- Fleet Feet Carrboro/Durham
The GOTR Sponsor/Community team with the largest representation at the event will win a roof-top reception for 35 members at The Raleigh Times restaurant.
Register online until April 4th .
Currently, the following GOTR teams have raised the most money for the GOTR Scholarship Fund:
1st- Timber Drive Elementary
2nd- Pearsontown Elementary
Tied for 3rd- A.B. Combs Elementary and Efland Cheeks Elementary
The GOTR team that raises the most money for the Scholarship fund wins a breakfast party at Brueggers Bagels in their honor.
It is our hope that all GOTR teams will raise $200, the cost for one scholarship participant next season. Donate here.
We love this "I Love GOTR" Story that we received from a GOTR Efland-Cheeks mom last week. We just had to share!
"One reason I love GOTR is that it gives my daughter a chance to bond with other girls from her school that she might not otherwise meet had she not been in this group. She comes home telling us all of the great and fun things that they do to make running, jogging, and even walking fun. The other night she told our family that we were all going to go out on the track. She has never done that before! She also always brings home her papers from practice to show the family and then she posts it on the refrigerator as a reminder to herself and others.
We/She looks forward to GOTR each week. She gets her workout clothes, cold water, and a healthy snack ready the night before--she is so motivated!! I see the difference it makes in her life every day when I pick her up. We are so proud of her and her love for GOTR."
Tell us why do you love GOTR? "#WeloveGOTR
Wondering how to let your daughter's coach know how much you appreciate all she's done this season? Nominate her for GOTR Triangle Coach of the Year! It's easy. Have your daughter complete the Coach of the Year Award nomination form and return it to the GOTR Triangle office postmarked by April 4th
The winners will be announced at the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k on Saturday, April 12th. The first place coach will win $200 and a Bottomless Mug of Coffee from Brueggers Bagels. Our second place coach will win a $50 Athleta gift card and Roots gift package. The participant whose nomination was selected will receive a $100 discount off Fall 2014 registration.
All nominations received will be forwarded on to the National GOTR Coach of the Year Award selection process. Winners of the National Award will win...
RUNNER UP PRIZES (two selected):
Our program is nothing without our coaches. Show your appreciation and share the love!
Do you love GOTR? Do you like to shop?? Would you like to help promote GOTR Triangle at our Spring 5k? Have we got an opportunity for YOU!
Our GOTR council has been asked by GOTR International to host a 5k Merchandise tent at our April 12th 5k. It’s an new and exciting opportunity and we’ve decided to accept. You can get a preview (and even purchase something) here. (Use code NC-5-176 when you check out and a portion of the proceeds will come back to GOTR Triangle.)
To move forward, we need to pull together a 5k Merchandise Committee, comprised of 8-10 members, which will be led by Carole Koutsky, our Office Coordinator. This is where you come in…we are hoping you might be willing to serve as one of the committee members.
The responsibilities of the committee will include…
This is a really exciting opportunity for our council. We hope you can help. Please email me at email@example.com by Friday, March 7th if you are able to serve.
Thanks so much
Support GOTR Triangle on Wednesday, March 26th by purchasing your lunch or dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. Bring in this flyer or just mention GOTR and 20% of the proceeds will come back to our council. This offer is good for lunch or dinner.
We are pleased to share this article, featured in Walter Magazine, which highlights our GOTR team at Underwood Elementary. It is beautifully written and so clearly conveys our mission and program.
We particularly want to thank our coaches, Hope, Meg, & Darby for their articulate comments. We are continually struck by the wisdom and commitment of our coaches. Our girls are so very fortunate to have them as role models, mentors and women who care so deeply for them and their well-being.
GOTR and Endurance Magazine are partnering to provide an exciting opportunity for you to support the GOTR Scholarship Program and gain a free entry to the 2014 Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon in Chapel Hill!
Race entries to the Ramblin’ Rose are normally priced at $85. The complimentary race entries will be given to the first FIVE women who register as a SoleMate for Girls on the Run of the Triangle and raise at least $100 for the GOTR scholarship program. It’s that simple! What a wonderful way to support GOTR and participate in one of the Triangle’s premier athletic events. Note: while men are definitely welcome to be SoleMates, the Ramblin’ Rose is a women-only event.
The Ramblin’ Rose:
The Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon series is designed to celebrate the empowerment of women and includes a 250 yard swim, 9 mile bike, and 2 mile run. The event will take place on Sunday, October 5th at the UNC Wellness Center in Chapel Hill. More info on the event can be found here: http://ramblinroseevents.com/chapel-hill-tour-home/
SoleMates Support the GOTR Scholarship Program
SoleMates support the GOTR scholarship program by raising funds while training for an athletic event of their choice. 100% of all donations go directly to our scholarship program. In 2013, 27% of our participants received a full or partial scholarship, totaling over $67,000! This year we expect to receive $80,000 in scholarship requests. Make sure we can provide these scholarships by helping us raise these critically needed funds. Because of your help, we have never once turned a girl away from our program. More information and registration for SoleMates can be found on our website or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls on the Run International produced this fabulous video that gives you a great look at what our program offers young girls, their families and our volunteer coaches and why we all LOVE GIRLS ON THE RUN! Take a peek.
All GOTR sessions are canceled today (Wednesday, 29th) due to snow and school closings. Enjoy the snow and hopefully we'll be back in full force tomorrow. The GOTR office will be open from 12:30-4:30 this afternoon for anyone needing to call or you can email email@example.com anytime today with questions.
Registration for the Spring Season closes on Friday, January 10th. There are still a few spaces left at the following locations:
In Wake County:
A.E Finley YMCA
Brier Creek Elementary, both teams
Forest Pines Drive Elementary
Our Lady of Lourdes
Rand Rd. Elementary
Thales Academy, Apex
Timber Drive Elementary
UNC Wellnes Center Cary, both teams
Wake Forest Elementary
In Orange County:
Efland Cheeks Elementary
In Durham County:
Central Park for Children
E.K. Powe Elementary
The Lerner School
Montessori Community School
Triangle Day School
Scholarships are available at all locations. Applications can be downloaded from our website. Registration and scholarship questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Spring season will begin the week of January 27th.
GOTR Triangle is excited to announce the opening of 2 new locations and 3 new teams! Registration will open tonight (Monday, January 6th) at 6pm for the UNC Wellness NW Center Program in Cary and Montessori Community School in Durham.
Days/Times are as follows:
UNC Wellness NW Cary … Tues/Thurs 4:15 – 5:30
UNC Wellness NW Cary … Wed 6:30 – 7:45 PM and Sat 9:00 – 10:15 AM
Montessori Community … Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 4:45
If you are waitlisted at any location in Wake County or Durham, please consider registering at these new locations.
To register go to http://www.gotrtriangle.org/locations/program-sites. Registration is open until January 10th for all locations. Scholarship are available. The Spring season begins the week of January 27th. Please contact Melanie at email@example.com with any registration or programming questions.
We hope you will all register for the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k, scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the American Tobacco Campus. Registration is open now!
The Reindeer Romp was this much fun!
Plugging into the positive GOTR cord worked!
The weather held off and the Reindeer Romp was a huge success! Thanks to Sports Endeavors and Cause to Run for sponsoring and coordinating this event. Thank you parents and coaches for your amazing support and most of all, thank you girls for bringing your joyful, healthy and confident spirits to brighten the day. We are so proud of you for all you accomplished this season and for crossing the first of many finish lines of success!
Check our our Facebook page for more great photos from the day!
Help a young girl activate her limitless potential! Girls on the Run of the Triangle is currently recruiting coaches for our Spring season, which begins the week of January 27th and runs through April 14th. GOTR Coaches do not have to be runners. You simply have to have a desire to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Get all the Coaching details and apply for the Spring season here.
Coaches are currently needed at the following locations:
In Durham County:
In Orange County:
In Wake County:
Please contact our Program Manager, Melanie Aquilino, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about coaching.
GOTR Triangle is a positive force making a significant impact on the lives of young girls in our area. Sponsorship support from local businesses ensures we can continue that success!
Program sponsorship contributions go directly toward our strategic growth plan to add more sites and provide program scholarship to girls in need. 5k sponsorships assist in the execution of that vital event, which celebrates the girls' season and accomplishments.
Girls on the Run of the Triangle partners with value-driven, like-minded organizations to promote health, wellness and active lifestyles for families in our community. Join us as a 2014 Program Sponsor or Spring 5k sponsor! Review our Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Juliellen Simpson-Vos, Executive Director at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run of the Triangle is hiring a Spring 5k Race Director. The GOTR Spring 5k has grown in scope over the past three years with expectations to surpass the 2,000 participant mark in 2014. In addition, the event attracts an additional 700-1,000 spectators and requires the assistance of nearly 200 volunteers. It is the most visible way we communicate our mission and values to the Triangle community.
The Race Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the Girls on the Run Spring 5k event. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Race Director will be a contract position, working an average of 5-8 hours per week from November 2013 through April 2014 (workload is lighter between November and January and increases in responsibility as race date nears). The Race Director will have the benefit of working with an already assembled group of experience 5k Committee Leads.
To be considered for this position, you must have previous experience as a Race Director. Please review the Race Director Position Description carefully and submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to Juliellen Simpson-Vos at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, November 8th. No phone calls, please.
GOTR Triangle wants your stories of change. Parents, coaches and GOTR Girls, we want to know how participating in GOTR has made a difference in your life. How are you different because of Girls on the Run? Are you kinder? A better leader? Healthier? Do you have more courage? What lasting impact will your participation in GOTR have in your life 10 years from now?
Submit your stories in writing to the Girls on the Run of the Triangle office by November 1st and be entered to win tickets to the Girls & Guys Night In VIP Dinner and Shopping Experience. The winning parent and coach essay will also win a $100 gift card to Athleta. The winning GOTR girl will win free registration for the Spring 2014 season. Winners will be asked to share their stories at the Girls & Guys Night In VIP dinner.
The girls' entries must be signed by a parent or guardian. Entries must be received by November 1st and can be mailed to 1415 West Hwy 54, Suite 211, Durham, NC 27707. Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
Please direct any questions to Juliellen at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing how GOTR has made a difference in your life .
We are proud to announce that GOTR Triangle is a recipient of a Strowd Roses Foundation grant. The funding is designated to provide scholarship to girls to participate in our program in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. We are grateful for their investment in helping more girls become joyful, healthy and confident.
GOTR Triangle is thrilled to announce our partnership with Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness Center, as we begin our first season hosting a GOTR team specially designed for girls with special needs. This team will be led by Abilitations co-owners and Physical Therapists, Jennifer Mock and T.R.Goins, and long time GOTR Coach, Leslie Quackenbush, LSW.
We love what T.R. had to say about our partnership:
"The young girls on this GOTR team have been presented with obstacles from early on, yet they push forward, persevere, and show great attitudes in doing so. At Abilitations, we believe every child has the potential to become who they are meant to be despite the obstacles that lie in their way. By becoming a GOTR site and starting and adapted running program, we feel we've found the perfect way to support these girls toward a joyful, healthy, and confident life."
Registration for the Fall GOTR season closes on Friday, September 6th at 6pm. There are one or two remaining spaces at the following locations:
In Orange County: Glenwood Elementary, Rashkis Elementary, & Seawell Elementary
In Durham County: Creekside Elementary, E.K. Powe Elementary, Little River Elementary, Pearsontown Team #2, Trinity Team #2 & Voyager Academy
In Wake County: A.B. Combs Elementary #2, Alexander YMCA, Douglas Elementary, Durant Rd. Elementary, Green Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Jeffreys Grove Elementary, Joyner Elementary, Leesville Elementary, North Ridge Elementary, Rand Rd. Elementary, Kerr YMCA, Timber Drive Elementary, Underwood Elementary, Wake Forest Elementary & York Elementary
Scholarships are still available at most locations. You can download the scholarship application via the website.
The season begins the week of September 23rd and runs through December 17th. Welcome Letters will be sent to all families starting the middle of next week with all the start of the season details.
No refunds will be offered after September 13th.
Parents, join the GOTR Staff at Athleta at Southpoint in Durham and Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh on Wednesday, September 18th between the hours of 4 and 7pm to get all your start of the season questions answered!
Review the GOTR curriculum, ask questions, register for fun raffle prizes, and shop the newest fall fashions at Athleta. We hope to see you there!
Will your daughter need new running shoes for the start of the GOTR season? If so, GOTR Triangle local partners, Fleet Feet of Raleigh, Durham and Carrboro are here to help. Visit one of their stores located all around the Triangle.
If your daughter is a scholarship recipient in need of new shoes, please contact the GOTR office at 919.401.6307 to find out how Fleet Feet helps to support our scholarship participants.
Now that your daughter is registered and ready for Girls on the Run, get yourself 5k ready so that you can be her Running Buddy for the end of season Reindeer Romp!
Our GOTR local partners, Fleet Feet Sports, offers a great 5k training program called No Boundaries in all 3 counties. Visit their Training Program tab on their store website to learn more and to register. When you register for the Carrboro or Durham NoBos program, your training fee includes entry into the Reindeer Romp!
We hope you'll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. You are your daughter's best role model. Seeing you prepare along side with her will inspire her more than we ever can!
GOTR Triangle is proud to be on of 27 non-profits in the Triangle chosen to participate in the 2013 INDY Give Guide! The INDY Give Guide is a way to educate the area on non-profits doing great work in our community and to encourage giving to help the sustain and expand their mission.
We will be partnering with Fleet Feet Carrboro/Durham and Bikrham Yoga Durham to provide events, opportunities and incentives for YOU to give to Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Stay tune for all the fun and exciting details, coming SOON!
It's our biggest fundraiser of the year and it's not too far away! Mark your calendars now for this fun and festive event, scheduled for Sunday, November 10th! Supporters are treated to a night to remember as Southern Season opens its door to us and rolls out the red carpet. Sample amazing food and drinks, participate in cooking demos, and get your holiday shopping done early! All ticket proceeds and 10% of the evening's shopping proceeds will benefit GOTR Triangle.
Tickets for both the VIP dinner and shopping experience will go on sale at the end of the month. Keep your eyes open for announcements! Contact Danielle Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, to volunteer, or if you'd like to help sponsor this event.
There is still time to participate in the Chapel Hill Ramblin Rose Triathlon! Register as a Charity Participant and your fees will support GOTR Triangle! This Sprint Triathlon is great fun! Whether you are an accomplished athlete or just want to give a triathlon a try, every woman crossing the finish line of this event feels encouraged and supported.
If you are thinking about registering for the event or already have, we encourage you to consider participating as a GOTR SoleMate. Learn more about the SoleMate program here.
Calling all yoga enthusiasts! Bikram Yoga Durham is offering complimentary Karma Yoga classes in the month of September with donations going to GOTR Triangle. Ommmm.
We are excited to open three more GOTR Triangle locations for fall programming--Green and Douglas Elementary schools in Wake County and Voyager Academy in Durham County. Online registration for these 3 teams will open on Wednesday, August 28th at 6pm.
Most GOTR team still have a few spaces open for fall. Once schools open next week we expect most of these spaces to fill up fast. If a site you are interested in is full, we recommend you put your daughter on the team's wait list. Last minute schedule changes often result in spaces opening up.
Registration for the fall season will close on Friday, September 6th at 6pm. Scholarships are still available at most locations. The last day to request a refund is Friday, September 13th. No refunds will be given after September 13th.
The GOTR Fall Season will begin the week of September 23rd and end the week of December 17th. The end of season 5k, The Reindeer Romp, will be held on Saturday, December 14th at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary. Welcome Letters with all start of the season details will be sent out mid-September.
Click here to get a complete listing of all GOTR teams or download the scholarship location. Check back before the August 28th registration date to see if we've been able to add any last minute locations. We can't wait for the season to start!
We are excited to announce the opening of second GOTR teams at both Pearsontown Elementary and Trinity School in Durham County, due to the growing size of both teams' Wait Lists. Both teams will program at the same day and time as Team #1 but will program in a separate location at the school.
Girls who were on the Wait List at Pearsontown and Trinity were offered first chance at the spaces. There are still a few spots left on both teams' rosters. Click here to register for Pearsontown #2 or Trinity #2.
Many thanks to the parents, teachers and community volunteers who stepped in to serve as coaches so that we could offer these additional teams.
GOTR Triangle received some great press this summer. This article, featured in the News of Orange, highlights our Efland Cheeks Elementary school program in Northern Orange County and the tremendous support the team has received from Principal Crystal Scillitani and the teaching staff. The Natural Awakenings magazine article highlighted how GOTR helps girls gain confidence and tap into their authentic self and inner strength.
We are grateful to both reporters for taking the time to reflect and articulate the spirit of our mission so well.
Make a girl feel amazing! Volunteer to be a GOTR Triangle Coach. We are currently recruiting additional coaches for the following locations:
Sign up here.
GOTR Triangle is recruiting experienced GOTR Coaches to serve as S.T.A.R. Coaches for the 2013-2014 season. Please read the position description carefully before applying for this volunteer position.
S.T.A.R. Coaches support other GOTR coaches by building relationships, providing education and resources, and serving as a "life line" to the GOTR organization. Applicants must have at least two season of GOTR coaching experience and be a role model of the GOTR values. Stipends will be provided commensurate with activity and engagement level.
Interested applicants should contact Melanie Aquilino, Program Manager, at email@example.com or by phone at 919.401.6307.
Athleta Espirit de She challenges you to run with a purpose by helping support GOTR Triangle to expand our programming to more girls in our community. Participate in the June 27th Espirit de She 5 or 10k!
Every woman is, at one time, a young girl with dream for her future. This is the sisterhood we speak of, the common bond that inspires women to come together to encourage and support each other along the journey. Get in the driver's seat and help steer our younger selves toward an adulthood of joy and confidence.
Wondering how to get started? Become a GOTR Triangle SoleMate! SoleMates are women who dedicate their Athleta Espirit de She race to this mission of sisterhood by inviting their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor their race through donations to Girls on the Run.
After signing up to become a SoleMate, register for the Cary, NC Espirit de She 5k or 10k race here. The top SoleMate fundraisers will be awarded with an Garmin 405.
Your RSVP to race with Athleta Espirit de She has already destined you for greatness, and as a special thank you each SoleMate will receive:
If you have questions about the event or becoming a SoleMate for GOTR Triangle, please email Danielle Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOTR Triangle, along with Duke Children's Hospital and Health Care Centers, has been named a beneficiary of the June 15th Color My Run 5k at Walnut Creek. GOTR supporters can use code GOTR13 and receive a $10 discount. Register for this family fun event today!
1,805 people participated in the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k on Saturday, April 13th at American Tobacco Campus! The weather was perfect and so were the spirits of all who attended and supported our event.
Our thanks to our Premiere Program and Event Sponsor, Quintiles, our Venue Sponsor, American Tobacco Campus and the other major sponsors of our event. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our volunteers, partners, coaches, girls, parents, and community supporters.
This event represents the joy and accomplishments of our girls and everyone who is committed to living a life of joy, health and confidence. Please take a moment to view our pictures on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
The first GOTR Triangle Coach of the Year Award was announced at the Quintiles GOTR 5k on Saturday, April 13th. We are excited and proud to announce our inaugural winner is Marian Barrett, GOTR coach at Scroggs Elementary in Chapel Hill.
Marian's nomination was submitted by Ellie S. a fourth grader at Scroggs. Ellie says "Marian is encouraging and teaches me important lessons that she will need for school and life." Ellie also told us that one of the reasons Coach Marian is so amazing is because when she was young she was a Girl on the Run!
Our runner up was Mironda Martin, GOTR Coach at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham. Mironda was nominated by Mackenzie G. a third grader at Pearsontown. Mackenzie told us that Mironda is very comforting and encouraging. She says the best thing about Coach Mironda is that she always does her best and she is always the person she wants to be."
Congratulations to both Marian and Mironda. We are grateful for all our coaches who inspire our girls to be joyful, healthy & confident!
GOTR Participants, don't forget to submit your Secret Essay Contest applications to the GOTR Triangle office by April 26th. The local winner will win free registration for the Fall GOTR season. All submissions will be sent on and entered in the National Essay contest and will be eligible for those prizes, as well. You can download the essay instructions here:http://www.girlsontherun.org/assets/img/uploads/media/GOTR%20Spring%202013%20Entry%20Form.pdf
Don't miss this chance for your daughter to share her GOTR experience and show her confident leadership skills.