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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.

If you are a girl in our program and you are attending on Saturday night, please arrive at 6 pm with your GOTR tshirt and medal! Girls will be running out with the baseball players!

We are sold out of tickets at our ticket selling locations! If you still want to purchase you must email us at to arrange pick up prior to the game on Saturday night!

Saturday is our BIG day!!!!!!
This is a rain or shine event!
Things to know:
Girls need to arrive by 7am (Yes, that IS early)
It is VITAL to get to the race sight at 7, as we have 358 girls to get their hair GOTR sprayed in 30 minutes!

The address for parking is 21 Boardwalk, Sparta
Packet Pick up is open;
Friday, 5/15 11-1 and 6-8pm
Saturday 5/16 6:45-7:45am
If you have run this race with us in the past, please note, THIS IS A NEW COURSE. Parking is available across from the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Please take a moment to use the bathroom once you park, restrooms are limited near the start line.
Girls will receive race shirts at practice this week. They are to wear these on race day. Please layer underneath if necessary.
As you know, we will be collecting your old shoes at the race site. ANY shoe will be accepted, i.e. heels, flip flops, cleats, sneakers, etc. Look for the drop zone near the start line.
NEW THIS YEAR…THE GOTR 5K SHOP, AVAILABLE IN THE REGISTRATION TENT! ITEMS ARE LIMITED SO STOP BY EARLY! Girls on the Run Skylands Baseball event tickets will also be sold here.

Upon arrival, please escort your daughter to her coach, all teams will be staged on the boardwalk. Please look for your team sign. If you are not your daughters run buddy, please make this your meeting point following the race and be sure you discuss that with your daughter.
Your coaches will have your daughters bibs, running buddies need to continue to the registration tent to pick up their packets.
Once girls receive their bibs, they will continue to the hair station to get bedazzled.
The race course is an out and back along scenic Lake Mohawk. Water stations will be available at the 1st and 2nd mile.
We offer two races that day, the Girls on the Run 5k and the Lake Mohawk 8.2 mile challenge. The Lake Mohawk Challenge will take off first, followed by the 5k.
Following the race, The Lake Mohawk Country Club will have the grill open for some post race munchies for sale and Kroghs restaurant is open for coffee, tea and assorted beverages.
*Please remember, when exiting the finish line area, stay to the left to leave the course open for other runners to finish.
Friday night dinner suggestions, pasta, chicken, nothing new, nothing spicy. LOT’s of WATER
Morning of; bagels, bananas, muffins, etc
Good luck to all of the girls and their buddies, see you race day!

Join us on Saturday May 30, 2015 at 7 pm for a fun filled night at Skylands Stadium and Girls on the Run! The Sussex County Miners take on Ottawa! Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the following locations:

Sparta Books
29 Center St
Sparta, NJ 07871

Hayek’s Market
1 Mill Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Wellness Center Pediatrics
21 Lafayette Road #F
Sparta, NJ 07871

Girls on the Run 5k
Lake Mohawk Challenge
21 The Boardwalk
Sparta, NJ 07871
May 16, 2015

Or be emailing us at

Fireworks following the game! Special activities planned for GOTR girls. Wear your race tshirt and medal and come join us for this family friendly event!

If you are a GOTR girl please enter our essay contest for a chance to throw out the first pitch of the game and a free entry to the game!

Email us at or mail to us PO Box 195, Sparta, NJ 07871 and tell us “How did GOTR change my life?”


For more details please click the link below:


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My name is Lisa Quintas. I started running in my late twenties as a way to increase my personal fitness.  I began with competing in 5K races and increased distance over time. In October, I will be running my fourth marathon.


What started as a way to increase my personal fitness quickly changed into something so much more. Today, I see running as not just a way of personal fitness but mental fitness, as well. I have also met the most wonderful people who I am happy to call my best friends. The time we spend together has made life better exponentially.


After a friend of mine asked me to help start fundraising for GOTR (Girls on the Run), I read through their mission statement. As soon as I heard about their desire to help girls take back their lives and define the future on their terms, I knew I was all in. It is an extreme honor to help girls get started at a young age to increase their fitness and confidence and meet lifelong friends in the process.


Any amount that you can pledge to help me reach my goal would be so much appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping me to raise money for this great cause!!


Hi everyone!

Last year I was able to raise $2000 in scholarships for girls to join Girls on the Run. That is the same as 12 girls joining this awesome program for free!

I think it is really important to always be kinder than necessary and always help those in need and Girls on the Run is So Much Fun!!

Will you please help me reach my goal again? I have until May 1st and it means so much to me to be able to do this!

Oh! and at the end I will run a 5K as my thank you to you all…

Go Team!!

xoxo-Hannah Bean