Stark & Wayne County


When I crossed the finish line, I was so proud! I wasn’t sure I could do the whole thing, but I ran and I walked, and I did it!

-Samantha, 4th Grade


A recent independent study provides compelling evidence that Girls on the Run is highly effective at driving transformative and lasting change in the lives of third to fifth grade girls. The program’s intentional curriculum places an emphasis on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution in young girls through lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. Throughout the course of the ten-week program, girls learn critical life skills including managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others and making intentional decisions. It is the combination of the research-based curriculum, trained coaches and a commitment to serve all girls that sets Girls on the Run apart from other after-school programs.

Enhanced Coach and Program Support made possible through Two Grants

We are so honored to announce that we have been awarded grants from the Health Foundation of Greater Massillon  as well as the William E. Shanafelt Fund of the Stark Community Foundation.

Fall Stark County 5K - Teaming with The Canton Charge 5K

Click the "Register Now" button below to view more details and sign up. Running buddies and GOTR friends can sign up using the code: “GOTR4CHARGE" for a $30 entry fee and GOTR goodie/Charge Ticket (to be picked up at event)

Gratitude on the Run

These girls may not understand it now, or even think about it in the future, but they have each taught me something about every single one of the lessons we have discussed; about teamwork, about real beauty, about friendship, about positivity, about compassion, about physically and mentally healthy behaviors, and yes, about gratitude.

Make a Difference!

Be a Girls on the Run Volunteer!

Volunteering is truly a rewarding and life changing experience...for YOU and the girls!

Become a Coach!

Coaching a GOTR or Heart & Sole team is truly a rewarding and life changing experience...for YOU and the 15 girls on your team.

Girls On The Run Fall 2017 Program

Registration for the Fall 2017 Girls on the Run program opens soon! Click the "LEARN MORE" button below to learn more about our program

Help support Girls on the Run

Donate to Girls on the Run today to help us provide scholarships to girls in our area!

Join Us as a SoleMate

Join us as a Solemate to help make Girls on the Run an even greater success!

Girls on the Run East Central Ohio
237 Tuscarawas Street W
Suite B
Canton, OH 44702

(844) 4-GOTR-79