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Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Hey!!!  My name is Amanda, former couch potato turned runner 🙂  I am a wife, mother of 2 fabulous kids, Realtor and 2nd season GOTR coach.

I don’t have an athletic bone in my body and used to live a fairly sedentary lifestyle.  2 years ago, my husband had a terrible heart issue and the reality of almost losing him was the wake up call I needed.  Thank goodness he is healthy now, but I used that scare as a springboard to start living a more healthy life, so I had the best chance of being around for my family.  I decided to take up running and I had never run in my life EVER.  I couldn’t even run a quarter mile, but I signed up for a 5K and was determined to train so I could run the whole thing and I DID!!!!  I was the most proud of myself as I had ever been.  Fast forward a few months and I decided to sign up for my 1st half marathon, the Wild Half.  This is way outside of my comfort zone, but I know I can do anything I set my mind to.

My daughter is so proud of me and I want to show her and all other young girls that they really can do anything.  GOTR is near and dear to my heart and I want every girl to have the opportunity to participate in this phenomenal program.


“Three years ago, I joined a running group with the hopes of getting into shape and making some new friends. I started with the Couch to 5k program and instantly fell in love with running and racing. Since then I have run numerous races including a full marathon.
The love and support I get from my teammates on Jersey Women Strong has enabled me to achieve goals I never thought possible, both in running and in life.
I found out about GOTR from a JWS teammate and decided to coach a team this Spring because GOTR has the same mission as my running group- giving girls confidence in themselves to achieve any goal, helping them feel connected to each other while they work towards those goals, and giving back to the community.
Also, as a mom of three grown daughters, I am happy to be a part of something that empowers young girls to be their best selves!
I am excited to run my 15th half marathon- the Superhero half marathon in May – to raise money for the GOTR scholarship fund so more girls can have the chance to be a part of such an amazing program! “
Thank you Coach Neon! If you would like to support her on her journey you can do so here: https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Girls-on-the-Run-New-Jersey-North-MaryEllen-runs-Superhero-Half-for-GOTR


Welcome to our newest Solemate Jennifer! Here is a little bit about Jennifer.
“I live in Franklin with my husband, 2 year old daughter and two dogs, Chica and Sasha. I am an online editor and freelance writer, and love to be active whenever there’s time. I play roller derby with the Garden State Rollergirls, I kick box at CKO Franklin, and run in the spring, summer and fall. The longest races I have run so far is a half marathon — the NYC Marathon will be my first marathon ever! I love the mission of GOTR — I feel empowering girls at an early age — and promoting physical fitness is so important. I volunteered for GOTR for the first time in November at their Sussex County Fairgrounds 5k and figured since I was running the marathon, I might as well raise money for something close to my heart. So glad I am a Solemate!”
We are so glad you are a Solemate too! If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-new-jersey-north/Jen-Runs-the-NYC-Marathon

Meet our Solemate Susan!!!
“As a mother of 3 girls and a Girls on the Run coach I have seen firsthand how amazing this program is for young girls. My oldest daughter has been a Girl on the Run for 6 seasons now and I saw a positive change in her almost immediately when she started. She entered the program as a shy, quiet 3rd grader who has now become a confident, kind 5th grader.
Girls on the Run teaches girls that inclusivity, kindness and gratitude gives them far more strength then exclusivity ever could. Every girl should have the opportunity to realize their potential is limitless and anything is possible. If being a Solemate gives more girls that opportunity then sign me up!”
Thank you Susan! If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Susanssolematefundraiser #5for5gotrnjn #solemates



Meet our Solemate Wendi!  Wendi has coached with us for 5 seasons and loves GOTR and what is stands for!  She is joining our Solemates family to help raise funds for our scholarship program.  Wendi will be running the Super Hero Half Marathon in May!  https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Wendi-s-SoleMate-Fundraiser