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Donations for Program Bins Needed

Posted 10/26/2016

Looking for an easy way to support GOTR Trinagle? We are in need of donations of water, snacks, stickers, loom bands, craft sticks, scrap paper and markers to fill our program bins. Contact if you can help out.  Thanks!

Spaces Available on the Following GOTR Teams for Fall

Posted 9/5/2016

The following teams have spaces available for the Fall Season of Girls on the Run.  Registration closes on Friday, September 9th.  Scholarships are available at all locations.  The season begins the week of September 19th and end the week of December 12th.   Register here.

In Durham County:

Aldersgate- 3 spaces

Carolina Friends School- 5 spaces

Duke School- 3 spaces

Immaculata- 6 spaces

Southwest Elementary- 4 spaces

Trinity- 5 spaces

Voyager- 5 spaces

In Orange County

Carrboro Elementary- 10 spaces

Estes Hills  Elementary- 5 spaces

Scroggs Elementary- 12 spaces

UNC Hospital in Hillsborough- 7 spaces

In Wake County

Aversboro- 12 spaces

Brier Creek M/W- 10 spaces

Brier Creek T/Th- 12 spaces

Dillard Drive- 13 spaces

Forest  Pines Drive-  9 spaces

Heritage- 8 spaces

Holly Ridge- 1 space

Hunter- 7 spaces

Jeffreys Grove- 4  spaces

Jones Dairy- 11 spaces

Lockhart-  8 spaces

Our Lady of Lordes- 1 space

Pleasant Union- 4 spaces

Ravenscroft- 1 space

Wildwood Forest- 12 spaces

York Elementary - 10 spaces


Spaces Available on the Following Heart & Sole Teams for Fall

Posted 9/5/2016

The following teams have spaces available for the Fall Season of Girls on the Run.  Registration closes on Friday, September 9th.  Scholarship  are available at all locations.  The season begins the week of October 1st  and end the week of December 12th.   Register here.

In Durham County

Rogers Herr  Middle School- 5 spaces

In Orange County

Culbreth Middle School- 11 spaces

UNC Hospitals in Hillsborough- 4 spaces

In Wake County

A.E. Finley YMCA- 10 spaces

Centennial Middle School- 8 spaces

Hilburn Academy- 11 spaces

Rolesville Middle School- 9 spaces

UNC Wellness Center in Cary- 1 space

Announcing the #CarrieOn Awards- A Way for Your GOTR Girl to be Recognized, Make a Difference & Give Back

Posted 9/1/2016

We are thrilled to announce The Girls on the Run of the Triangle #CarrieOn Award Application

The Girls on the Run of the Triangle (GOTR) Carrie Gilmore Memorial Fund was established to create the annual #CarrieOn legacy award in Carrie Gilmore's honor.  

The award will recognize three Girls on the run alumnae who exemplify the GOTR values and the heart for service, joy, and kindness that Carrie displayed in her daily life.

The #CarrieOn Award will be given to an elementary school aged girl, a middle school aged girl, and a high school junior or senior who has completed at least one season of Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole.  Girls will be asked to write two brief essays defining the GOTR pillars of  Competence, Confidence, Character, Care, Connectedness.

The elementary and middle school award winners will receive a scholarship  to participate in GOTR or Heart & Sole within one year of winning the award, along with a $100 cash award and $200 for the non-profit organization of their choosing. 

The high school award winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and $500 for the non-profit of their choosing.

The application process will be open from September 1 to October 10, 2016.  Award winners will be notified in by the end of October and will be recognized at the Girls on the Run of the Triangle Sweet 16 Gala on November 12th.

Download a copy of the award and share with your GOTR girl. Contact the GOTR office at 919.401.6307 with any questions. 


Teams Currently Open for Fall with Spaces Available

Posted 8/24/2016

The following teams are currently open for registration and still have spaces available.  

If your daughter is already registered, please share this news with a friend!

Girls on the Run 3rd-5th Grade:

Brier Creek- both teams (Wake)

Duke School (Durham)

Estes Hills (Chapel Hill)

Forest Pines Drive (Wake)

Glenwood (Chapel Hill)

Heritage (Wake)

Immaculata (Durham)

Jones Dairy  (Wake)

Pearsontown M/W  (Durham)

Pleasant Union  (Wake)

Salvation Army (Wake)

St. Thomas More  (Chapel Hill)

Wildwood Forest (Wake)

UNC Hospital (Hillsborough)

York (Wake)

Heart & Sole- 6th-8th Grade:

Culbreth Middle School (Chapel Hill)

Hilburn Academy (Wake)

Finley YMCA (Wake)

Rogers Herr (Durham)

UNC Hospitals (Hillsborough)

UNC Wellness (Cary)

Scholarships are available at all locations. Contact the GOTR Triangle office at 919.401.6307 with any questions.  

Teams Opening on August 30th

Posted 8/24/2016

The following teams will open August 30th

This is the last registration date for the Fall season.  

No additional teams will be added after August 30th.  Registration closes on Friday, September 9th for all locations.

The following teams will open for registration on Monday, August 30th at 6pm. Scholarships are available at all locations:

Girls on the Run 3rd-5th Grade:

Aversboro (Wake)

Dillard Drive (Wake)

Highcroft Drive (Wake)

Jeffreys Grove (Wake)

Lacy (Wake)

New Hope Elementary (Hillsborough)

Northside (Chapel Hill)

Ravenscroft (Wake)

Research Triangle Charter 

Smith Magnet (Wake)
Wilburn (Wake)

Heart & Sole- 6th-8th Grade:

Centennial Middle School (Wake)

Global Scholars (Wake)

Rolesville (Wake)

Salem Middle School (Wake)

Program Registration Changes and Announcements

Posted 4/29/2016

Changes are on the Way...

Registration for the GOTR Fall Season will start on Monday, June 6th at 6pm.  We have postponed the date from May 2nd in order to provide more teams time to meet our registration requirements.

We have made several changes to our registration and scholarship process for fall, including the addition of a lottery system. Click here to learn more.   If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for the fall season please click here.

To get an idea of site locations, check our Locations tab.  Sites will continue to open for registration over the course of the summer. See the schedule below:

June 6th- 1st Registration opens for approved locations.

August 15th- 2nd Registration open s for approved locations.

August 30th- Final Registration opens for approved locations.

September 9th- Registration and scholarship application process closes.

September 19th- Fall Girls on the Run Season begins!

October 3rd- Fall Heart & Sole Season begins!

December 10th- End of Season Fall 5k


We're Offering a Summer Session!

Posted 4/29/2016
Looking for a summer program to help prepare your rising 6th grader for middle school?
Girls on the Run of the Triangle will offer a summer Heart & Sole program at Solite Park in Durham!
Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. Heart & Sole is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schools. 
The Heart & Sole program will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45pm – 8:15pm. The 10-week program will run from June 6th to August 9th. The girls will run in the Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K on August 6th. 
Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole is committed to serving all girls who wish to participate in our programs. Financial assistance will be provided using a sliding scale. 
To make the Heart & Sole experience even more meaningful, consider training to run with your girl in the end-of-season 5K event. Fleet Feet Carrboro and Durham​ have teamed up with Girls on the Run of the Triangle to offer a $50 total discount on the Heart & Sole program and No Boundaries Beginner 5K training program if you register for both programs.  Contact Sharon or Hannah at 919.401.6307 for details and how to take advantage of this promotion.  

New Registration and Scholarship Procedures to be implemented for the Fall 2016 Season

Posted 4/27/2016

Exciting changes are coming to Girls on the Run of the Triangle! As you have witnessed, GOTR Triangle has grown significantly over the past few years. This year we are anticipating serving over 2,100 girls through the Spring and Fall seasons. Additionally, as a non-profit dedicated to serving the entire population of our region, we are committed to ensuring that no girl is turned away from our program due to financial need. Our growth, along with our desire to serve all girls, results in the need to make some changes to our Registration and Scholarship processes. 


Girls on the Run of the Triangle is moving to a lottery registration process for the Fall 2016 season. While the first-come, first-served approach we have used for many years has worked sufficiently in the past, the lottery system allows every family an equal opportunity to register and equal access to participate in the program by increasing the length of registration time. This change will reduce conflicts for families who have limited online access due to their work schedule, computer access, or those who face technological problems while registering online. Lottery registration is used by the majority of GOTR councils nationwide and is recommended by Girls on the Run International.

Registration will open for three days and then temporarily close. At that time, if more girls are registered than the number of available spots on a team, the registration system will randomly select girls for that team. All additional girls will be placed on the wait list.  For teams that are not at full capacity, all girls who registered during the lottery will be added. Registration will then re-open for teams with open slots still available and girls who register during this window will be added on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached for each team.


Online registration will now be available via mobile devices.  Additionally, our entire Registration page is accessible in both English and Spanish.


GOTR Triangle is committed to providing scholarships to girls in need. As the overall number of girls served has increased, the number of scholarships we provide has therefore also increased, resulting in a need for us to create a more equitable and formalized scholarship process.  While some aspects of the previous scholarship process will remain the same, we have implemented important changes for the Fall season. 

What is changing:

  • Receiving a scholarship will involve a three step process:
  1. Families will complete an online Scholarship Application (available via computer or mobile device and accessible in both English and Spanish).
  2. Families will be asked to provide financial documentation verifying their need for financial assistance. See accompanying information sheet for examples of acceptable documentation. Schools can also provide confirmation of receipt of Free/Reduced lunch status.
  3. Once approved through the GOTR office, families will receive a scholarship code which they will redeem online when they complete the online Registration, thereby ensuring their daughter is registered at her school/community site for the season.

Please feel free to contact our Program Director, Sharon Shofer, at or our Program Coordinator, Hannah Robinson, at with any registration or scholarship related questions.


It's Tea Time! Details for the Mother-Daughter Tea on March 6th

Posted 3/2/2016

We are so excited to welcome you to the Girls on the Run Mother Daughter Tea hosted at The Carolina Inn on Sunday, March 6th from 3-5pm.

Guests may begin arriving at 2:30pm.  Please check in at our registration table.  Your name will be on our reservation list. Please contact with any questions. 

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors and partners for making this event possible:


Balloons and Tunes


Dr. and Mrs. Boyd Honeycutt

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors

Halle Sinnott, Photography

National League of Junior Cotillions--Wake County Chapter

North Carolina Museum of History

The Carolina Inn

Three Ships

UNC Women's Track & Field Team

GOTR Triangle Inclement Weather Policy

Posted 1/25/2016
GOTR Triangle Inclement Weather Policy: If your daughter's GOTR location is closed today, practice is canceled.
While this includes all the large local school systems, some of our private school or community locations may be open. Please contact those sites directly.

GOTR Spring Coaches Needed!

Posted 11/5/2015

Want to Make a Difference in a Girl’s Life? 

Be a Girls on the Run Coach Mentor! 

Coaching a GOTR or Heart & Sole team is truly a rewarding and life changing experience...for YOU and the 15 girls on your team.  

Here's what some of our current coaches have to say about their GOTR experience:

"I coach to be that voice for girls that I did not have."

"I coach because this is a fantastic program that I wish existed when I was growing up.  Each lesson resonates with our team, but is also applicable to coaches lives.  Nearly every lesson, I see our team learning important life lessons--a true gift!"

"I wanted to help encourage girls to work together and be a team. I love the curiculum.  It has helped me be a better mother to my own daughter and even with my relationships with other women."

We are currently seeking Coaches for our Spring Season which runs from January 25-April 22nd. There are over 75 programs located all across the Triangle.  There is a team just waiting for YOU!

Find out more at


Registration for the Spring 2016 Season Open November 16th

Posted 11/5/2015
GOTR and Heart & Sole Spring Season Registration will open on Monday, November 16th at 6pm! Soon our Locations Tab will provide a listing of our Spring sites (check back after November 8). Online registration for Spring will continue until mid-January with new locations being added on Monday, December 14th and January 6th. The Spring Season runs from January 25th- April 22nd. Scholarships are available at all locations.


Host of GOTR or Heart & Sole Program at Your School

Posted 11/5/2015

Interested in hosting a GOTR or Heart & Sole program at your daughter's school or at your place of business?  We are currently accepting applications for new programs for the Spring 2016 season.  Simply complete a Site Application or contact our Program Director, Sharon Shofer, at with any questions.  

Seeking Sponsors for LUNAFest

Posted 9/28/2015

GOTR Triangle is hosting LUNAFest in Raleigh at The Center for Community Leadership on Wednesday, October 21st. This powerful & inspiring short film festival features films by, for, & about women's issues. In addition to the films, the evening includes food, drinks, & opportunities for many fantastic raffle prizes from local businesses.

We are currently seeking local businesses that support women's issues to help sponsor this event. Sponsorship packages include great marketing opportunities to our GOTR network of over 7,000 supporters.  Download our Sponsorship Packet here.

GOTR Teams With Spaces Available for Fall

Posted 9/9/2015

GOTR & Heart & Sole teams are filling up  fast!  While many teams have wait lists, we do have spaces left at the following locations.  Register today before registration closes on September 9th! Scholarships are available at all locations.  Contact with any scholarship questions.  You can register for all locations here.

In Wake County:

Brier Creek (T/Th):  1 space available

Bugg Elementary:  several spaces available

Cardinal Charter:  4 spaces available

Green Magnet:  several spaces available

Joyner:  2 spaces available

Smith Magnet:  several spaces available

St. Mary Magdalene:  5 spaces available

Wakefield Elementary:  several spaces available

In Durham County:

Duke School:  5 spaces available

Durham Academy:  2 spaces available

Immaculata:  3 spaces available

Spring Valley Elementary:  several spaces available

In Orange County:

Carrboro Elementary:  several spaces available

Efland Cheeks Elementary:  several spaces available

Glenwood Elementary:  5 spaces available

Scroggs Elementary:  2 spaces available


Get GOTR Discounts on Great Local Fall Races

Posted 7/11/2015

Register your daughter for the Fall Season of GOTR and get access to discounts for several local races this Fall including Race 13.1-Raleigh, Ramblin Rose Chapel Hill, and Bull City Race Fest​. We have 50 GOTR and Heart & Sole Teams open for Fall now!  Register now and save on these great events!

More Fall Sites Open for Registration on Monday, July 6th

Posted 7/1/2015

The following GOTR sites will open for online registration  on July 6.  The Fall Season begins September 21st.


Duke School

Spring Valley Elementary *New Site!


Brier Creek- T/Th

Holly Grove Elementary- New Site!

Magellan Charter

Mills Park Elementary

Lockhart Elementary

York Elementary


Culbreth Middle School *Opening as a new Heart & Sole program for 6th-8th grade girls



Seeking more STAR Coaches

Posted 7/1/2015

Coaches, if you have coached a minimum of two seasons and  may need a little more scheduling flexibility, please consider being a STAR coach. STAR stands for  SUPPORT, TEACH, APPRECIATE, RETAIN. 

This is an important role that provides you the opportunity to still be involved in Girls on the Run by supporting GOTR coaches and visiting sites in action.  Everyone appreciates a hand of support and the voice of experience - this is a perfect opportunity to share yours! Please contact Melanie ( if  you would like more information about this position.

The GOTR Summer Book Club is Back! Register Today!

Posted 7/1/2015

Are you or your Girl on the Run looking for some great summer reading? Look no further! We have put together a diverse list of 21 books for girls (ages 5-12) to read, along with fun and motivating rewards for reaching reading milestones or completing activities. We believe this list portrays girls and women as active agents in their stories who lead value-driven, inspired lives. Each book listing includes an associated GOTR value and reading questions.

We are looking forward to hosting a book club finale on Saturday, August 15th where we can share our favorite books, and engage in fun games and activities… stay tuned for details!

And parents, we haven’t forgotten about you! We've also compiled a brief list of both fiction and non-fiction books that are centered on parenting young girls. This summer, we will host an evening get-together to discuss The Parents We Mean To Be, facilitated by our executive director (details to follow). Please join us (and your Girl on the Run!) in a summer of eye-opening and thought-provoking literature.

To join our Book Club, simply click this link to register.

Download the list for girls here.

Download the list for parents here.

July SoleMate Spotlight

Posted 6/30/2015

July SoleMate Incentive:

Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill

We are proud to once again be named the Endurance Magazine beneficiary of  the Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill! As a part of this partnership, Endurance Magazine is offering $5 off individual or relay entries to GOTR coaches, parents, and SoleMates. Use promo code: GOTR5. The Ramblin’ Rose is a great event for SoleMates and your personal fundraising page is the perfect way for you to share your training experience & your love for GOTR with family and friends.

Be one of the first 5 women who register as a SoleMate and raise $200 from now through July 31st and you will receive a promo code to save $20 off of your individual registration for Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill! If you are one of the first 4 women raising $600 from now through the end of July, with the Ramblin’ Rose Chapel Hill as your SoleMate event, your registration for the Ramblin’ Rose will be REFUNDED! Endurance Magazine is also offering 10 charity slots at $150 – GOTR will receive $70 of each charity slot. GO ON...YOU CAN DO THIS!

 Register for the Ramblin' Rose.

SoleMate Spotlight:

Congratulations to our 2015 SoleMates who have completed their fundraising campaigns and have crossed the finish lines of  their respective events:

Carole Koutsky: $597

Bianca Coats: $510

Annette Perot: $1,460

Jessica Wells: $375

Samantha Annab: $1,115

Emily Archer: $460

Maryam Al-Zoubi: $200

Bob Pleasants: $1,258

Heather Bogan: $2,620

Janelle Ciafardoni: $200

Our SoleMates have run 104.1 miles during their events, not to mention the countless miles they ran training! Together, these SoleMates have raised $8,795! 100% of that money raised goes to support our scholarship fund sending 44 girls in the Triangle through a season of Girls on the Run! SoleMates: Running so SHE can – SHE is a Girl on the Run! Find out how you can become a SoleMate here or contact Carrie Gilmore:


Join our GOTR Triangle Ambassador Program. You've Got a Story to Share!

Posted 6/30/2015

Share Your Impact Story!  Join the GOTR Ambassador Program!

GOTR Triangle is excited to  launch our new Ambassador program! If you have participated in at least one season of GOTR, you are eligible to be a GOTR Ambassador. To apply to be a an ambassador and learn more please visit our website here. Now is your chance to put your GOTR leadership and confidence skills in to practice by sharing your love of GOTR with the next generation of Girls on the Run! Ambassador Orientation coming soon in August! Please contact Carrie Gilmore with any questions: or 919-401-6307.

Run in the Sun--Summer Fun!

Posted 6/30/2015

GOTR Triangle Partner Spotlight- Fleet Feet Sports

Our partners at Fleet Feet have several training programs beginning in the upcoming weeks. Whether you are new to running or ready to take on the next challenge, Fleet Feet’s training programs offer a variety of options that will match any level. You can learn more by visiting the Durham/Carrboro Stores’ website here or the Raleigh Stores’ website here. Fleet Feet offers several incentives to our SoleMates as they raise money on their campaign. One incentive is that you can save $20 on one of their training programs as a SoleMate!

Fleet Feet Training Programs: Durham/Carrboro

Make it a Mile: starts 7/2

No Boundaries: starts 7/21 in Carrboro and 7/22 in Durham

10 Training: start 7/28

Half & Full Marathon Training: starts 8/18


Fleet Feet Training Programs: Raleigh

Speed Training: starts 7/6 for N. Raleigh

Happy Half & Full Training: starts 8/11

10K Training: starts 8/27

3 Important Things You Need to Do This Week

Posted 5/4/2015

1.  Register your daughter for the fall season of GOTR!  We will be introducing our new 3rd-5th grade GOTR curriculum, so it's a great time for repeaters to come back!  12 teams are currently ready and will open for registration tonight!  

2. Register for the GOTR Alumnae Run, offered by Race 131. and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield NC.  There is a distance for everyone--5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon.  We want all our GOTR girls, families, and supporters to join us on Saturday, June 6th for this great event.  Register tonight, before fees increase!  Use our PromoCode: GOTRRace131 and get 10% off any distance. For every GOTR registration, we will received $5 to our GOTR Scholarship Fund.  

3.  Register for LUNA Fest, to be held on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm at the Great Room at Top of the Hill.   We are so excited to host this short film festive for, by, and about women!  It's the perfect date night or Girls Night Out.  Enjoy a silent auction, food & drinks, and great films, all to benefit Girls on the Run.  

GOTR Spring 5k Race Day Readiness Tip for Parents & Coaches

Posted 4/1/2015

The Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k is almost here!  We know you may still have a few questions. Download this readiness guide or visit and get all your 5k questions answered.  Still have questions?  Call our office at 919.401.6307. 

We can't wait to see you on April 11th!



Nominate Your GOTR Coach to be Coach of the Year!

Posted 3/26/2015

Does your daughter just LOVE her GOTR Coach?  Encourage her to nominate her coach 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 by April 6th. 

The winners will be announced at the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k on Saturday, April 11th. The first place winner will win $200 and a prize pack. The participant whose nomination was selected will receive free entry for the Fall GOTR Season.

Our program is nothing without our coaches.  Show your appreciation and share the love!

One in a Million Essay Contest

Posted 3/18/2015

What make you ONE IN A MILLION??

As a Girl on the Run you know what it takes to live a joyful, healthy, and confident life!  We want to hear how show that to your friends, family and school community.  

Share your inspirational story of how being a Girl on the Run helps you stand out.  How do you show the GOTR values in your everyday life?  What is different about you now that you call yourself a Girl on the Run?

Enter our ONE IN A MILLION Essay Contest and you could win $250 for yourself and $250 for GOTR Triangle. All you need to do is  complete this essay form.  

If you send one copy to the GOTR Triangle office by April 5th,  in addition to sending it on to GOTR International office in Charlotte, you could win free entry into the fall GOTR session of your choice.  We will announce our local winner at the GOTR Spring 5k on April 11th.

Contact with any questions.  We can't wait to read what you have to say!

GOTR Supporters Get Discounts on Local Races. Register before the Fees Increase!

Posted 3/15/2015

Get all your local race updates here:

Today is the last day to take advantage of Early Registration for the Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k. Register today at and save $5.

Thinking of running in the Tar Heel 10 Miler? GOTR supporters can use Promo Code: GOTR5 to receive $5 off registration.

Run Race 13.1 in North Raleigh on June 6th. GOTR Triangle is the beneficiary of this awesome race that includes a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon. Use Promo Code: GOTRRace131 for 10% of the registration fee of any race distance. For every registration using this code, GOTR Triangle will earn $5. Fees increase for this race tomorrow at midnight!

Looking for a Reason to Run? March SoleMates Incentives Revealed!

Posted 3/3/2015

Thanks to our partners at Endurance Magazine, anyone who registers to become a GOTR Triangle SoleMate in March will receive a $5 discount for the Tar Heel 10 Miler/ Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run, once their registration is complete. Register to be a SoleMate and raise the $200 minimum by March 15th and be eligible for one of two FREE entries into the Tar Heel 10 Miler/ Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run! By raising $200 you are sponsoring one girl through a season of GOTR. 100% of all money raised through SoleMates goes to support our scholarship fund!

Contact Carrie Gilmore, Community Outreach and SoleMates Coordinator, at for more information.

Video: One In A Million

Posted 2/20/2015

This spring, Girls on the Run will serve our 1 millionth girl.  Here in the Triangle, we will serve our 10,000 girls this fall!  

To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of girls, volunteers and supporters who have been inspired to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Watch our One In A Million Video!

Show Us Some LOVE!

Posted 1/22/2015

Help Girls on the Run of the Triangle be one of Hulafrog Durham-Chapel Hill, NC NC's Most Loved Businesses?

All you have to do is "love" us on Hulafrog by clicking the heart beside our name (search for Girls on the Run in the search box to find us faster!). The business in each category with the Most Loves by Valentines’ Day will win our Most Loved Award!

Check it out at

Spaces Open for Spring on the Following GOTR Teams....

Posted 1/14/2015

The Spring Season of Girls on the Run begins the week of January 26th.  Several teams still have spaces available.  Registration closes on Thursday, January 22nd at noon.  Scholarships are available at all locations.  Contact to obtain a scholarship application.

Many sites have openings, including:  Find out times and register here:

In Durham County:


Carolina Friends Schools

Club Blvd

EK Powe

Forest View Elementary

Southwest Elementary

Triangle Day School

In Orange County:

Carrboro Elementary

Efland Cheeks Elementary

Scroggs Elementary

Morris Grovve Elementary

In Wake County:

A.E Finley YMCA

Forest Pines Drive

Green Elementary

Hunter Elementary

NC State Women's Center Program

The Salvation Army

UNC Wellness  Center (both teams)

Wakefield Elementary

Join the GOTR Spring 5k Committee! Come to our Open House Meeting!

Posted 1/6/2015

Interested in serving on the GOTR Spring 5k Committee? Come to our 5k Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, January 13th from 6-7:30. You will learn about our different committee teams and meet the amazing, behind the scenes, people that make this incredible event happen! The GOTR Spring 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th at American Tobacco Campus

The office is located in the Hamilton Centre at 1415 West Hwy 54, Suite 211 in Durham, 27707. We are near the intersections of Hwys 54 and 751. Please RSVP to by Monday the 12th.

GOTR Partners Team Up to Help You Start Your New Year Right!

Posted 1/4/2015

Our local partners, Empower Personalized Fitness Durham, is teaming up with our National Sponsors, Athleta! 

Empower will be featured at Athleta in Southpoint for the whole month of January! Empower trainers and instructors will be teaching classes there every Sunday at 11am. Meet in front of the store and bring your yoga mat, a towel and water to class.

You can start TODAY!

Sunday, Jan. 4 - All Levels Yoga Flow
Sunday, Jan. 11 - HIIT Fit Circuit
Sunday, Jan. 18 - All Levels Yoga Flow
Sunday, Jan. 25 - HIIT Fit Circuit

The Perfect Gifts for your Girl on the Run

Posted 12/17/2014

Looking for the perfect gift for your Girl on the Run, coach, parent or GOTR enthusiast? We are holding a virtual sale on apparel. GOTR Accessories are still at full price but make GREAT stocking stuffers. Contact our office at 919.401.6307 to place your order today!

Take a look at what's on sale!

GOTR Triangle Board Members---Running Strong!

Posted 12/16/2014

A huge superstar shout out to Board Members Sarah Strunk, Allie Bigelow, and Caren Mangerelli who were strong and swift of foot this weekend. 

Sarah completed the Honolulu Marathon with a PR and Allie and Caren were on the Bull City Track Club team that placed 2nd at the Masters XC National Championship. 

These women show their strength and confidence in many ways daily and are fabulous models of the GOTR mission. Congratulation ladies!

More Sites Open for Spring Registration on Monday, December 15th

Posted 12/10/2014

34 teams are currently posted and ready for Spring!

The following sites will open on December 15th 

Durham County

  • Al-Huda Academy (NEW SITE!)
  • Duke School (back this Spring!)
  • Montessori Community School
  • Southwest Elementary
  • Voyager Academy

Orange County

  • Carrboro Elementary
  • Ephesus Elementary
  • Estes Hills Elementary
  • Frank Porter Graham Elementary
  • St. Thomas More Elementary (NEW SITE!)

Wake County

  • Brier Creek M/W
  • Forest Pines Drie Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Hunter GT Magnet (NEW SITE!)
  • Jeffreys Grove
  • Lacy Elementary
  • North Carolina State University (NEW SITE!)
  • Turner Creek Elementary (NEW SITE!)
  • Wildwood Forest (NEW SITE)

We will host one more registration date on Monday, January 12th for the final sites for Spring.  

The Spring season will start the week of January 26th and run through April 16th.  The end of season Spring 5k will be held at the American Tobacco Campus on Saturday, April 11th.

Scholarships are available at all locations.  Please contact to obtain a Scholarship Application.

Register here.

More Spring Teams Open for Registration on December 15th!

Posted 12/9/2014

34 teams are currently posted and ready for Spring!

The following sites will open on December 15th 

Durham County

  • Duke School (back this Spring!)
  • Montessori Community School
  • Southwest Elementary

Orange County

  • Ephesus Elementary
  • Estes Hills Elementary
  • Frank Porter Graham Elementary
  • St. Thomas More Elementary (NEW SITE!)

Wake County

  • Brier Creek T/Th
  • Forest Pines Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Hunter GT Magnet (NEW SITE!)
  • Jeffreys Grove
  • Turner Creek Elementary (NEW Site!)
  • Wildwood Forest (NEW SITE)

We will host one more registration date on Monday, January 12th for the final sites for Spring.  

The Spring season will start the week of January 26th and run through April 16th.  The end of season Spring 5k will be held at the American Tobacco Campus on Saturday, April 11th.

Scholarships are available at all locations.  Please contact to obtain a Scholarship Application.


Posted 12/5/2014

“You can be happy and sad at the same time, you know. It just happens that way sometimes.” – Norton Juster, The Hello, Goodbye Window.

We are marking some big changes at GOTR Triangle. We are thrilled to welcome Mia Xavier as our new Development Manager and Carrie Gilmore as our new Community Outreach & SoleMates Coordinator, but we are super sad to say goodbye to Danielle Irwin, who has held both of these positions for the past 3 years. Danielle will be finishing her law degree and moving to West Virginia in 2015. We can't thank her enough for her warm smile and spot on professional work in executing amazing events, stewarding our donors, and coordinating our SoleMates and volunteers. 

Both Mia and Carrie will carry the torch well and help GOTR Triangle build capacity to serve more girls and expand our programming and reach throughout the Triangle. Please join us in welcoming Mia and Carrie and wishing Danielle the very best!

Important Reindeer Romp 5k Information

Posted 11/29/2014

Count Down to the End of Season 5k:  The Reindeer Romp 5k is fast approaching!  All GOTR girls will celebrate the end of the season by participating in the Reindeer Romp 5k on Saturday, December 6th at 10am at the Wake Med Soccer park in Cary!

Make sure you are registered as a recreational runner for this event if you are running with your daughter! 

All girls will need a running buddy! Please contact your daughter's coach if she will need a volunteer running buddy.  We will make sure someone will support her across the finish line!

A few important Race Day Reminders:

-Your daughter is already registered for the 5k.  You only need to register yourself (or a running buddy) if you are running with her.

-Parents who are running and/or Running Buddies will need to pick up their race day bib and tshirt at Packet Pick Up which will be held on:

  • Wednesday, December 3rd from 3-6pm at Fleet Feet in Durham off Fayetteville Road, near PF Changs
  • Thursday, December 4th from 3-6pm at Fleet Feet in Raleigh,Wade Avenue location
  • You can also pick up bibs and tshirts on race day at On-Site Registration at the Wake Med Soccer Park starting at 8:30am

​-All of the girls race day needs (bibs, tshirts, etc.) will be located at our team gathering area near the start line.  They will NOT be at packet pick up.

-The GOTR Gathering area will be organized and color coded by county and by teams.  Please bring your daughter to the large field near the Starting Line by 9am on race day.  Your daughter's coach will tell you prior to race day which color balloons to look for.  There will be volunteers near the entrance to the field to help you find your way!

-There is usually a very long line of cars waiting to get into the Wake Med Soccer park prior to the start of the race.  Make sure you leave early enough to get to the venue by 9am!

-Come prepared to run and have fun regardless of the weather! Rain, snow, sun, cold...we will run.  Remember, there is no bad weather...only bad clothing!   There is no "rain date" or refund for this event.

-This is a community sponsored and community open event.  Girls on the Run of the Triangle is the beneficiary, not the organizers of this event.  All race related questions, regarding registration, payment, etc. should be directed to the Race Directors:  David Wood - and Karl Lyon -, for whom we are VERY grateful!

Support Our Scholarship Fund on #GivingTuesday

Posted 11/29/2014

Tuesday, December 2, is #GivingTuesday, a day that brings our community together to celebrate and encourage charitable giving during the holiday season.

GOTR Triangle will join in the Giving Tuesday Movement, and we invite you to help. If you've already given (money, time or talent!) to GOTR Triangle this year, THANK YOU! We invite you to download the attached picture and post it on your and our Facebook page and share what and why you give. If you haven't already given, you can donate to our Scholarship Fund now or on Giving Tuesday. Don't forget to share why! 

Thank you for supporting GOTR Triangle and our Scholarship Fund! 

GOTR Triangle is Hiring a Development & Outreach Manager

Posted 9/12/2014

Girls on the Run of the Triangle is seeking a creative, bold, and dynamic professional with strong organizational and fundraising skills to serve in the position of Development and Outreach Manager.  

The Development and Outreach Manager will work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to plan and implement annual development plans to meet organizational goals related to program growth, recognition and sustainability.  The Manager will be instrumental in building and cultivating donor and sponsor relationships and designing and executing a variety of fundraising strategies.  This is currently a part-time position with the intention of increasing incrementally to full time over the next year.

Download the full position description, including responsibilities and qualifications.

TO APPLY send a cover letter and resume to  Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews to be held in early October.  No phone calls, please.  This listing will be open until September 30, 2014.  The ideal candidate will begin in mid-November.

The Final 9 GOTR Teams Open for Fall Registration on Monday, August 25th at 6pm

Posted 8/24/2014

The following sites will open online tomorrow (Monday at 6pm) for our LAST GOTR Fall registration period.  Register here:

In Durham:
Creekside Elementary 
Duke School
Hillendale Elementary (new site this fall!)
Southwest Elementary (scholarship only)

In Chapel Hill:
Rashkis Elementary 

In Wake County:
Banks Road Elementary
Heritage Elementary 
Millbrook Elementary 

Check here find out which teams still have spaces remaining:

Scholarships are still available. Registration closes on Friday, August 29th at 6pm. 

Take our Fall Fun Survey!

Posted 8/24/2014

GOTR Fall Family Fun! 

The GOTR Fall Season is full of fun, family friendly activities.  We're interested to know in what activities your family might participate. Please take this short 12 question survey and help us prepare for the fun that lies ahead.

For a complete listing of all our Fall Events please check the GOTR Calendar

Coaches Needed for the Fall Season

Posted 8/6/2014

If we can recruit enough coaches, GOTR Triangle could host 60 teams this fall. Our largest season EVER! Coaches are needed at the following locations in order to post them for our last registration periods of August 11th and August 25th. 

In Durham County:
Duke School (Mon/Thurs 3:30 – 4:45)
Forest View Elementary (Mon/Wed 3:35 – 5:00) 
Southwest Elementary (Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:15)

In CH/Orange County:
Rashkis Elementary (Tues/Thurs 2:45 – 4:00)

In Wake County:

Banks Road Elementary (Mon/Wed 4:00-5:15)

Cary YMCA (Tues/Thurs 3:45-5:00)

Heritage Elementary (Tues/Thurs 3:15 -4:30)

Lead Mine Elementary (Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:45)

Mills Park Elementary (Tues/Thurs 4:00 – 5:15)
Millbrook Elementary (Tues/Thurs 2:30 – 3:45)

The Salvation Army (both M/W and T/Thurs 4:00-5:15)
Thales Academy- Wake Forest (Tues/Thurs 3:00-4:15)

If you or someone you know would be a ROCKSTAR Coach, please complete an online application at

Join the Grown Up Version of Our GOTR Summer Book Club

Posted 7/7/2014

Girls on the Run READ, Update and Part Two...

A few weeks ago we launched our first ever GOTR Triangle Summer Book Club directed to our GOTR participants and recent alumnae.  It’s been fantastically embraced with 35 girls participating and already sharing their feedback on their progress and favorite books.  In addition, we promised something for our older GOTR fans (coaches, volunteers, parents and supporters), as well, so here are the details.


We are excited to partner with author, Heather W. Cobham, who has agreed to donate a portion of all proceeds from her book, Hungry Mother Creek, ordered during the months of July and August to Girls on the Run of the Triangle. 


Hungry Mother Creek is a novel of love, loss and the healing power of speaking your truth.  It follows Maya Sommers as she rebuilds her life in Oriental, N.C. after losing everything, including her husband, in Hurricane Katrina.  As Maya and the other characters learn to heal from their past and create meaningful lives they find strength in some of the same principles Girls on the Run promotes.  Hungry Mother Creek emphasizes the importance of women supporting one another, learning to overcome negative self talk and the importance of caring for our physical bodies.  Maya and Bay, two of the main characters, are avid runners who use running to cope with stress, improve their self esteem and connect with each another.  Similar to the coaches in Girls on the Run, mentors show up in Maya’s life to share their life experiences and to teach her how to tap into her own inter wisdom, both of which contribute to Maya’s emotional growth and healing.


We encourage you all to pick up a copy via Amazon or at your local book store and join us in a virtual book club during the months of July and August.  We will post discussion questions on our Facebook and Twitter pages and would love to engage you in conversation.  Our adult summer book club will culminate on Thursday, August 14th with a 7pm book reading, signing and chance to talk with Heather.  If you decide to read the book and/or want to come to the August 14th reading, please contact .  

We hope you all will join us there. Happy reading!

Announcing our First Ever Summer Book Club!

Posted 6/18/2014

Love to read?  Looking for something fun to do over the summer?  Want to stay connected to Girls on the Run??   Join our first ever Girls on the Run Summer Book Club

This casual reading program is a great way for us to stay in touch with GOTR girls who have recently completed our program  or - if you are new to GOTR - it’s a great introduction to what we are all about!  We have put together a diverse list of books for the girls to read, along with some fun and motivating rewards for reaching various milestones or completing certain activities! We also are looking forward to hosting two get-togethers over the summer where we can all meet, share our favorite books, and engage in fun games and activities.

Our book clubs contains twenty-one books that we believe portray girls and women as active agents in their stories and leading value-driven, inspired lives. Each book listing includes an associated GOTR value, two reading questions to prompt you to further explore the meaning of the book and its implications, and - lastly - an activity that hopefully will engage not just you but also your family, friends, and community. We hope that these books inspire the girls to read, and to also stay connected to the values and lessons they learned during their time as a Girl on the Run.

Download the book list and activities here and make sure you email to let us know you are participating.  We want to keep up with you as you read this summer!  Enjoy!


Fall Program Update

Posted 4/23/2014

Fall Program Registration: 

The following schools have met all our programming requirements and are currently open for online registration :

  • E.K Powe Elementary
  • Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

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.

GOTR Merchandise

Posted 4/23/2014

Did you see something at the GOTR Spring 5k store that caught your eye but you weren't able to purchase it then?  We still have lots of merchandise available for sale at our office. Feel free to contact us to find out if we still have what you are looking for.  If not, everything that was at the 5k AND MORE can be purchased at our online GOTR Shop. Please use code NC-5-176 at check out.

Share your Story--The Secret Mean Stinks Essay Contest is Back!

Posted 4/23/2014
Girls on the Run® International and Secret Mean Stinks® would like to know:
“How does Girls on the Run give you confidence to pursue your dreams?” in 300 words or less.  You could win $500 and $3,500 for Girls on the Run of the Triangle. 
We will also be holding our own local GOTR Triangle Mean Stinks Essay contest.  The winner of the GOTR Triangle Essay contest will win free registration for the Fall season and will be asked to share her essay at our Fall fundraiser.  Get the application here.
Applications for the National contest must be submitted directly to Charlotte, postmarked by April 30th.
Application for our local GOTR Triangle contest can be scanned and emailed to or mailed to 1415 West Hwy 54, Suite 211, Durham, NC 27707, postmarked by April 30th.

GOTR Fall Program Registration Information

Posted 4/14/2014


Fall Program Registration: 

The following schools have met all our programming requirements and will be open for online registration tonight starting at 6pm:

  • E.K Powe Elementary
  • Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

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.

Quintiles GOTR Spring 5k Race Day Details

Posted 4/9/2014

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.


Shop at the 5k and Get GOTRized!

Posted 4/9/2014

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 5k Challenges

Posted 3/25/2014

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

2nd- Quintiles

3rd- Empower

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.

Another Parent Shares Why She Loves GOTR

Posted 3/18/2014

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

Call for Volunteers. Serve on our 5k Merchandise Committee.

Posted 3/4/2014

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…

  1. Help inventory merchandise and attend a short training session on Saturday, April 5th at the GOTR office from 10am – 2pm.  Lunch will be provided.
  2. Help with set up and break down of tent and sell merchandise at the 5k on April 12th from 6:30-11:30
  3. Help return and inventory any unsold merchandise following 5k on April 12th. (11:30-2:30)


This is a really exciting opportunity for our council.  We hope you can help.  Please email me at by Friday, March 7th if you are able to serve.

Thanks so much

Support GOTR at California Pizza Kitchen on 3/26

Posted 3/3/2014

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.  


GOTR Puts Stereotypes on the Run!

Posted 3/3/2014

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.



Win Free Entry to the Chapel Hill Ramblin' Rose Triathlon

Posted 2/20/2014

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!  


The Details:

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:


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

Watch our New GOTR Video

Posted 1/30/2014

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. 

Snow Day!

Posted 1/29/2014

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 anytime today with questions.

GOTR Triangle Announces 2014 Partnership with Empower

Posted 1/7/2014


Girls on the Run of the Triangle and Empower Personalized Fitness share the vision for all people to be joyful and healthy. To make this vision come true, we are joining forces to inspire physical, mental and emotional health, joy and confidence throughout the Triangle community.  Find out more about all the exciting ways we will make this vision a reality, including free monthly yoga classes, discounts for GOTR families and volunteers on Empower services, and a Spring lecture series.


Spaces Available at the Following GOTR Locations for Spring

Posted 1/7/2014

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

Alexander YMCA

Aversboro Elementary

Brier Creek Elementary, both teams

Forest Pines Drive Elementary

Green Elementary

Joyner Elementary


Kraft YMCA

Lacy Elementary

Leesville Elementary

Our Lady of Lourdes

Rand Rd. Elementary

Thales Academy, Apex

Timber Drive Elementary

UNC Wellnes Center Cary, both teams

Vance Elementary

Wake Forest Elementary

In Orange County:

Efland Cheeks Elementary

Ephesus Elementary

Glenwood Elementary

Northside Elementary

Rashkis Elementary

Seawell Elementary

In Durham  County:


Central Park for Children

Duke School

E.K. Powe Elementary

The Lerner School

Montessori Community School

Triangle Day School

Voyager Academy

Scholarships are available at all locations.  Applications can be downloaded from our website. Registration and scholarship questions can be directed to  The Spring season will begin the week of January 27th.

Announcing 3 New GOTR Teams for Spring!

Posted 1/6/2014

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  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 with any registration or programming questions.

Reindeer Romp 5k Race Results

Posted 12/30/2013

Thank you for participating in the 2013 Sports Endeavors Reindeer Romp!  Click here to view your race results.  You can also view photos from the event here.

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!

Reindeer Romp Success!

Posted 12/16/2013

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!

GOTR is Recruiting Coaches for the Spring Season

Posted 11/5/2013

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:

  • Aldersgate
  • Central Park School for Children
  • Duke Healthy Lifestyles
  • Duke School
  • E.K. Powe Elementary
  • Little River Elementary
  • Morehead Elementary
  • Southwest Elementary
  • Trinity School

In Orange County:

  • Carrboro Elementary
  • Efland Cheeks Elementary (Hillsborough)
  • Ephesus Elementary
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • Morris Grove Elementary
  • Rashkis Elementary
  • Scroggs Elementary
  • Seawell Elementary

In Wake County:

  • Brentwood Boys and Girls Club
  • Douglas Elementary
  • Green Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Jeffreys Grove Elementary
  • Joyner Elementary
  • Thales Academy in Apex
  • York Elementary

Please contact our Program Manager, Melanie Aquilino, at with any questions about coaching.

Sponsor our Program or Spring 5k!

Posted 10/28/2013

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

Are You An Experienced Race Director? Join our Team!

Posted 10/25/2013

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, by Friday, November 8th.  No phone calls, please.

How Have You Been Changed Because of GOTR?

Posted 10/18/2013

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:

  • Originality and Creativity
  • Inspirational Value
  • Appropriateness of Essay to Theme
  • Concrete examples of change and how your life is and will be different because of participation in GOTR.

Please direct any questions to Juliellen at We look forward to hearing how GOTR has made a difference in your life .  

GOTR Triangle Receives Grant from the Strowd Roses Foundation

Posted 10/14/2013

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 Partners with Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness Center

Posted 9/23/2013

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."

Fall Registration Ends Friday, September 6th

Posted 9/5/2013

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. 

GOTR Q&A at Athleta, Wednesday, September 18th

Posted 9/5/2013

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!

Get the Perfect Fit at Fleet Feet Sports

Posted 9/5/2013

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. 

GOTR Parents: Get Yourself 5k Ready!

Posted 9/5/2013

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 Chosen as a 2013 INDY Give Guide Partner

Posted 9/5/2013

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!

SAVE THE DATE: Girls & Guys Night In at Southern Season is Sunday, November 10th!

Posted 9/5/2013

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 with questions, to volunteer, or if you'd like to help sponsor this event.

Ramblin Rose Triathlon Chapel Hill: Charity Slots Available to Benefit GOTR Triangle

Posted 9/5/2013

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.  

Strike Your Favorite Yoga Pose and Support GOTR Triangle

Posted 9/5/2013

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. 

Three New Sites Open for Registration on August 28th at 6pm

Posted 8/21/2013

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!

Second Teams Opened at Pearsontown Elementary & Trinity School in Durham

Posted 8/21/2013

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 In the News

Posted 8/21/2013

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.

Coaches Needed for Fall Season

Posted 7/22/2013

Make a girl feel amazing!  Volunteer to be a GOTR Triangle Coach.  We are currently recruiting additional coaches for the following locations:  

  • Aldersgate (Durham)
  • Douglas Elementary (Wake)
  • Duke School (Durham)
  • Durham Academy (Durham)
  • Little River Elementary (Durham
  • Rashkis (Chapel Hill)
  • Seawell (Chapel Hill)
  • Southwest (Durham)

Sign up here


Are you a S.T.A.R.Coach?

Posted 6/21/2013

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 or by phone at 919.401.6307.  

Support GOTR Triangle as a SoleMate in the June 27th Espirit de She 5 or 10k!

Posted 5/20/2013

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:

  • special recognition at Athleta at Southpoint Mall on May 30th from 7-9 pm and June 28th
  • opportunities for special training programs and motivation
  • race day premium starting line-up 
  • award ceremony recognition

If you have questions about the event or becoming a SoleMate for GOTR Triangle, please email Danielle Irwin at

Color My Run 5k to benefit GOTR Triangle

Posted 5/16/2013

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!  

Quintiles GOTR 5k...Final Numbers are In!

Posted 4/19/2013

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!


Meet Marion Barrett, 2013 GOTR Triangle Coach of the Year!

Posted 4/19/2013

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!

Enter the GOTR National Secret Essay Contest

Posted 4/19/2013

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:

Don't miss this chance for your daughter to share her GOTR experience and show her confident leadership skills.