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 of Central Maryland is an independent council of Girls on the Run International. Girls on the Run of Howard County was established in 2009 by Lisa Martin. Our initial program was held in the Spring of 2010 with 42 girls. We then expanded into Carroll County in December of 2011 and became Girls on the Run of Central Maryland. We currently serve over 2,200 girls annually.

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

Jessamine Duvall

Executive Director jessamine.duvall@girlsontherun.org


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Susan Michel

Director of Operations susan.michel@girlsontherun.org


“Everyone has the power of writing their own story...create...celebrate...embrace who you are, be YOU.”

Mia Greene

Development Manager mia.greene@girlsontherun.org


“GOTR has given my daughter the invaluable tool of empowerment. A tool that can never be taken away.”

Teddey Hicks

Program Coordinator teddey.hicks@girlsontherun.org


“"Girls on the Run empowers girls to confidently navigate their social relationships, their physical development, and their emotional growth."”

Kelly VanderMolen

Carroll County Coordinator


“"Girls on the Run is a life changing experience for not only the girls involved but the coaches as well. It teaches the importance of loving oneself and to celebrate what makes us special."”

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

Board Opportunities
Our Board

Megan Bruno

Board Chair

Starpoet Photography

Stephanie Blades

Vice Chair

Community Action Council

Cindy Lord

Secretary

Random House

Morgan Pietryka

Treasurer

Rachel Camp

Board Member

Domestic Violence

Sarah Costello

Board Member

Service Coordinator

Jesse Guercio

Board Member

Humanim

Maribel Joa

Board Member

C2 Technology Solutions

Lorionna Miller

Board Member

GOTR Coach

Kim Murray

Board Member

JHM

Tracy O'Connor

Board Member

Business Volunteers MD

Marni Schwartz

Board Member

Weinber & Schwartz, LLC

Betsy Shultz

Board Member

HCPSS

Wendy Slaughter

Board Member

Wendy Slauther Team at RE/MAX 100

Jamilah Sultan

Board Member

USPTO-PTAB (Fed Gvt)

Christin Whitaker

Board Member

MD. Dept of Health/Mental Hygiene

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Contact Us

Girls on the Run of Central Maryland
9150 Rumsey Road
Suite A7
Columbia, MD 21045

(443) 583-7740

info@gotrcentralmd.org