Every spring, each Girls on the Run (GOTR) Girl is given the opportunity to participate in our annual Run for a Reason fundraiser. Girls ask family and friends to sponsor them for their end-of-season 5K run with a donation that helps more girls participate in GOTR programs across Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, helps support the GOTR scholarship fund and makes it possible to keep fees as low as possible at all sites.
In their GOTR lessons, the girls learn about the importance of being part of a community and how we can all work together to improve it. The Run for a Reason fundraiser is one way to assist other girls in our area by helping them participate in Girls on the Run.
About Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley:
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and an independent council of Girls on the Run International. All donations are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 01-0628076.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades. Each season, teams across Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties meet twice a week for 10 weeks to learn to celebrate their unique selves, honor their voices, recognize their gifts and activate their personal power. The season culminates in the annual Girls on the Run 5K, where girls accomplish a goal that for many once seemed impossible. At Girls on the Run, the finish line is just the beginning, as our ultimate goal is to provide the girls with tools and resources that develop their ability to think critically, a skill that will serve them well for a lifetime.