Girls on the Run of Deschutes County
                                                                                                          Educating and preparing girls for a lifetime
                             of self-respect and healthy living!                          
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It's almost time for Girls on the Run's
Spring 2014 season!

Spring sites will be at:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon - Downtown Bend Club
High Lakes Elementary

Registration will is NOW OPEN!!
Forms can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club
 (500 NW Wall St, Bend, OR)

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and participants who helped make the 2013 Central Oregon Thanksgiving Classic a huge success!

5K race results can be found HERE.
10K race results can be found HERE.

The only

of having a

is believing in it

-Molly Barker


Girls on the Run is a life changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.  Our mission is "to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living."

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education.  Our programs instill self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training- all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of Deschutes County is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International which has a network of over 150 locations across the United States and Canada.

The Program
  • Three 24-lesson curriculums teach life skills through running games and workouts.  The curricula are based on extensive educational research and "on the track" testing.
  • The three-part curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes understanding ourselves, valuing teamwork and understanding how we fit into and shape the world at large.
  • Girls choose and conduct a community service project
  • At each season's conclusion the girls complete a 5K running event as a group.

    View a sample lesson!      

   Measurable Results 

  • Academic Evaluations of the program show a "statistically significant" improvement in body image, eating attitudes and self-esteem.
  • Anecdotal evidence also indicates and improved sense of identity and increasingly active lifestyle for program participants.
  Girls on the Run of Deschutes County
                                                                                                          Educating and preparing girls for a lifetime
                             of self-respect and healthy living!                          
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