Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run Greater Hartford was established in 2016 through the commitment and dedication of several employees of the Cigna Corp. In the first year, over 160 girls were served and more than 30 coaches volunteered their time to teach the girls.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

Recognize our POWER and RESPONSIBILITY to be INTENTIONAL in our decision making

Embrace our DIFFERENCES and find STRENGTH in our CONNECTEDNESS

Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

NANCY WOODWARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


“"GIRLS ON THE RUN PROVIDES A FOUNDATION FOR THE GIRLS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO CREATE A LIFE OF JOY, CONFIDENCE, AND THE KNOWLEDGE THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH ANY GOAL THEY SET FOR THEMSELVES."”

We're always searching for passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Greater Hartford area.

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Jen Byrne

Vice Chair

Fitness Guru & Mom

JEN BYRNE

VICE CHAIR

FITNESS GURU & MOM

JEN BYRNE

VICE CHAIR

FITNESS GURU & MOM

Jessica Olivieri

Secretary

Process Improvement Lead & Program Manager, UnitedHealth Group & Mom

Jennifer Whaley

Treasurer

Aetna

Charlene Dusek

Board Member

Bria Day

Board Chair

Client Services Director, Cigna

Dave Hoople

Board Member

Supplier Manager, Cigna and Dad

JEN BYRNE

VICE CHAIR

FITNESS GURU & MOM

Cailan Piantek

Board Member

Strategy Manager, Cigna

Steve Parker

Board Member

WCRN & WTIC 1080

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run Greater Hartford
1889 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 808-4821

info@gotrgreaterhartford.org