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 Delaware is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run Delaware was established in 2005 to serve New Castle county. Our first season we hosted 4 teams. We have expanded to serve all of Delaware and this Spring season will be hosting over 110 teams. We are proud to be able to say that we have never turned a girl down due to inability to pay!

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

Kim Chitty

Executive Director


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Liz Baldwin

Marketing Director


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Jane Castle

Development Director


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Susan Cleary

Special Projects


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Melissa Rice

Program Director NCC


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Carrie Townsend

Program Director Kent & Sussex


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Girls on the Run Staff


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We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Delaware area.

Contact Us
Our Board

David Holden

Board Member

The Ingerman Group

Pam Allingham

Proud Parent and Race Committee Member

Chris Cooper

Board Secretary

Bank of America

Theresa Devine Esmond

Board Member

Dentistry that's Devine

Mary Beth Evans

Board Member

Rehoboth Running Company

Mike Monagle

Past Board Co-Chairman

Delaware Running Company

Linda Pappajohn

Board Co-Chairman

Santora CPA Group

Fanilda Shaw

Board Member

Nemours

Katie Skrobot

Board Member

M&T Bank

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 of Delaware
615 W. 18th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802

(302) 668-1720

info@girlsontherunde.org