Durham, Wake, Orange Counties


"I want to change the world by doing big things."

-Jane, 5th Grade

SoleMate Spotlight on Avery Cook: Biking and Baking to Empower Girls

Her own experiences playing sports and a desire to help young girls challenge themselves to grow and believe in themselves is what inspired Avery Cook to become a SoleMate. After hearing about the program from a friend, Avery decided to make her challenge about more than fundraising and signed up for her first half marathon. An injury halfway through training could have abruptly ended Avery’s SoleMate plans, but rather than allow that, she set her sights instead on a century (100 mile) bike ride.

Running with No Limits: Amy Brown joins select group of marathoners with Type 1 diabetes

As she finishes her last set of barbell deadlifts in the studio of GOTR partner and sponsor, The Choice Performance Center in Durham, Amy Brown knows that each one will help her achieve her goal for 2017- to run her first full marathon injury-free as a Type 1 diabetic. The Anthem Richmond Marathon, will take place on Nov. 11th in Richmond, Va., during Diabetes Awareness Month.


A recent independent study provides compelling evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Throughout the course of the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. It is the combination of the research-based curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls that sets Girls on the Run apart from other after-school programs.

Our partners Tyrone & Crystal Irby share how and why they started The Choice Performance Center of Durham

We wanted to create a space with moveable equipment focusing on functional strength training for everyday life. A large part of our business is community service.

Stronger Every Day: Choice Performance Center Partners Tyrone & Crystal Irby talk about how their mission aligns with ours

This month we’re featuring Choice Performance Center, a big Girls on the Run of the Triangle supporter that provides creative, challenging and innovative training programs in a state-of the-art facility in Durham. Plus, co-owner Crystal Irby is a GOTR coach!

Mom/Coach/SoleMate Running Half Marathon Every Month

Once Amy White heard about Girls on the Run of the Triangle, her involvement spiraled up, from registering her daughter for the program, to coaching her daughter’s team at Pearsontown Elementary, to committing to be a SoleMate to raise funds for GOTR’s Scholarship Fund. She’s not just running a race or two as a SoleMate, though, she’s actually running a half marathon every month in 2017 to support GOTR.

#CarrieOn Award Winner Helps Families of Children with Cancer

Elizabeth, Boltz, our elementary school-aged winnner of the first #CarrieOn Award, exercised her heart for service by completing the JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathalon in May. She raised money to provide financial assistance to families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment. 

5 ways to emphasize real beauty, healthy body image for girls

Girls on the Run of the Triangle shares an article written by Dr. Caren Mangarelli, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke Children's Primary Care. It is hard to raise children who define beauty as something other than what they see. As a species and society, we are very visually oriented. In addition, we are constantly being bombarded with media images of a physical ideal that is unrealistic for the majority of the population. Girls on the Run addresses the topic of positive body image and real beauty throughout our curriculum. 

'Bonding for Life:' Finding joy, purpose with Girls on the Run

GOTR Coach & mom Dona Aguayo says her girls are "wise beyond their years because of the GOTR program and it's visible in both their confidence and compassion." Thanks to WRAL's Go Ask Mom for featuring this inspiring story!

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