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Spring 2017 End of Season 5k Recap

Posted 5/9/2017 | General Interest

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida hosted thousands of Girls on the Run participants, community runners and spectators at its 25th semi-annual celebratory 5k at UNF. The 5k is an un-timed fun-run for over...

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Cupcake Run Recap 2017

Posted 4/25/2017 | General Interest

Over 1700 Runners Raised $29,000 for Girls on the Run Through Cupcake Run The 3rd Annual Cupcake Run 5k and 1 Mile Cake Walk fun run had over 1700 runners and walkers participate in the event at the St Johns...

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Jacksonville 5k - The Cupcake Run

Posted 2/3/2017 | General Interest

Runners and Walkers Earn a Sweet by Holly Cupcake at the Finish Line; Races Benefit Girls on the Run The Third Annual Cupcake Run 5k and 1 Mile Cake Walk, presented by Athleta and Sweet by Holly, will take place...

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Gate River Run Parking 2017 to Benefit Girls on the Run

Posted 1/17/2017 | General Interest

Looking for Parking for the Gate River Run? Parking and portalets can be two major pain points at big races. We're pre-selling $25 parking passes for the WJCT parking lot located at 100 Festival Park Ave, Jacksonville, FL  32202 during...

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Over 3,500 Attended Girls on the Run Celebratory End of Season 5k

Posted 12/9/2016 | General Interest

Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida Hosted its 24th Semi-Annual 5k for Program Participants at UNF On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida hosted over 3,500 Girls on the Run participants, community runners and...

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Meet Maya

Posted 10/27/2016 | General Interest

Maya has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which causes her to have low muscle tone and poor balance, making it difficult for her to walk unassisted. In 4th grade, Maya decided to join Girls on the Run (GOTR) because she wanted to make...

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November Girls on the Run Fundraisers

Posted 10/11/2016 | General Interest

We have two fundraisers coming up in November, one at Your Pie in Fleming Island and Southside and one at Madewell at the St. John's Town Center: Nov 2nd: Build your own Pizza, Salad or Panini at Your Pie! The...

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Get $5 Off the Jacksonville Marathon Registration!

Posted 9/1/2016 | Updates

Use promo code GIRLSONTHERUN and you'll receive $5 off of your registration to the Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon. AND you'll be helping to support us because we'll recieve a $5 donation each time the code is used!  The code is...

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AmazonSmile – an Easy Way to Support Us!

Posted 8/15/2016 | Updates

Happy Back to School! We’re very excited for back to school because that means our Girls on the Run Fall season starts soon! We wanted to let everyone know about an easy way to support us whether you’ve got any...

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What an amazing fall 5k!

Posted 1/7/2016 | General Interest

Last month, the fall season concluded with over 1,000 girls and their respective running buddies “Running Their Socks Off” at the celebratory 5k at the University of North Florida campus. Fall 2015 was the largest season to date and the...

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SoleMate Spotlight-MaryAnne Holtz

Posted 12/15/2015 | SoleMate Spotlight

MaryAnne Holtz is a Girls on the Run Coach and returning SoleMate at the Gate River Run. Find out more about why MaryAnne thinks being a SoleMate is the only way to run the Gate River Run. How did you...

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Grateful for our Volunteers!

Posted 11/18/2015 | General Interest

Grateful November continues as we pay special tribute to our volunteers! Volunteers are the heart and essence of the Girls on the Run program. Our volunteers will have an impact on over 1,000 girls during this fall season alone! Volunteers...

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Grateful November

Posted 11/4/2015 | General Interest

November has arrived and with it brings fall harvest festivities and Thanksgiving celebrations. Social media has dedicated the month of November to expressing gratitude with many users posting 30 days of gratitude. In the Girls on the Run curriculum, we...

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Girls on the Run Partners with RMHC for the Fall Season

Posted 10/26/2015 | General Interest

Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida recently announced that the fall season community impact project will be focused on serving The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville.  “We are thrilled to have our entire Girls on the Run Council...

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SoleMate Spotlight-Emily Phan

Posted 10/13/2015 | SoleMate Spotlight

Emily Phan is a Girls on the Run Coach and four-time SoleMate at the Gate River Run. Let's take a look at why Emily commits to being an advocate for Girls on the Run each year! How did you get...

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Posted 10/8/2015 | General Interest

The worldwide inequalities for women, specifically adolescent girls prompted the United Nations to declare October 11th International Day of the Girl Child. Worldwide, girls are facing inequality in areas such as rights to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Stacey Smith

Posted 9/17/2015 | SoleMate Spotlight

  Stacey is a GOTR Coach and is also a returning SoleMate. She is currently training for the 2016 Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida. How did you get involved with GOTR? I read about GOTR when we lived in Pittsburgh,...

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Hydrating for the Summer to Come

Posted 5/14/2015 | General Interest

Summer seems to be quickly approaching and that means that the temperatures are going to keep getting hotter. Hot summers are expected when you live in Florida. However, what can be surprising is how fast our bodies can become dehydrated....

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Fueling for a Great Workout

Posted 1/28/2015 | General Interest

           Nutrition can be very confusing with all of the advertisements and claims different products make. Sports nutrition can add to all of the confusion with protein drinks, carbohydrate loading, and hydration. It can be hard to decide what products...

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Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted 1/7/2015 | General Interest

This time of year can be very exciting for many people. The holidays have come and gone and many people may have over indulged and skipped a few workouts. The new year is the perfect time to start new and...

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Beauty is from Within

Posted 11/10/2014 | General Interest

As young girls it is so important that you see yourselves as beautiful inside and out. Beauty is not from a magazine or a character on tv.  It is a way we view ourselves in the mirror every day. We...

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10,000th Girl Participates in GOTRNEFL's program

Posted 10/27/2014 | Updates

Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida recently recognized Nicole Scarmack as the 10,000th girl to have participated in the program locally. “It is an exciting time for our organization,” Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida’s Executive Director, Laura...

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Running Buddies Help Inspire the Next Generation of Runners

Posted 10/23/2014 | General Interest

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license...

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We want your shoes!

Posted 9/25/2014 | Lace It Up Scholarship Program

Clean out your closets! Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida has launched a shoe drive as a service project with all of its program sites. Proceeds from the drive will benefit the organization’s “Lace It Up” scholarship fund. These...

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Secret Essay Contest Winner from GOTRNEFL

Posted 8/20/2014 | Contests

Once again, a Girls on the Run Northeast Florida participant was  selected as a winner of  Secret's annual essay contest! Shaylee's essay about "How does Girls on the Run make you independent?" was one of only four essays chosen from...

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GOTRNEFL Receives $10,000

Posted 5/30/2014 | General Interest

Girls on the Run® volunteer Rebekah Gleason Hope of Jacksonville, FL, was recently recognized by the Getting Back to Giving Back national education campaign, an initiative sponsored by DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction* that spotlights individuals who are actively giving back...

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Lunch Date with AllState

Posted 4/11/2014 | Lace It Up Scholarship Program

This week we had the privilege of participating in AllState's Cafe for a Cause. Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida was invited to showcase our program at lunch in the employee cafeteria.  The purpose of Cafe for a Cause...

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Meet Taylor!

Posted 1/7/2014 | Lace It Up Scholarship Program

Taylor moved to Jacksonville three years ago after a traumatic experience with bullying in South Carolina. "Prior to that she was such a vibrant, outgoing little girl who believed she could do anything" says her mother, who moved the family...

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GOTRNEFL Awarded UPS Foundation Grant through Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority Partnership

Posted 8/9/2013 | Updates

On Wednesday, August 7, Kim Benson, Plant Engineering Manager at UPS, National Vice President of Operations, Alpha Sigma Alpha, and Girls on the Run volunteer presented a $1,000 check to Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida from The UPS...

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10th Anniversary 5K

Posted 7/31/2013 | 10th Anniversary

Calling all alumnae, girls, coaches, parents, volunteers, running buddies, old friends and new friends. Party (and run) like a superstar as we kick-off our 10th year in Northeast Florida with a community 5K on Saturday, September 28 at 5 p.m. ...

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What is Girls on Track?

Posted 7/30/2013 | Girls on Track

The Girls on Track program is the middle school curriculum for Girls on the Run. It is offered by about 20 GOTR councils nationwide. In the Spring of 2012, GOTRNEFL offered Girls on Track for the first time. We had...

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GOTRNEFL Girl Wins Secret Essay Contest

Posted 7/22/2013 | Contests

We are proud to announce that Northeast Florida has a winner of Secret’s annual essay contest! Caeli, a fourth grader and two season participant at Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida was one of twelve national winners. Essay contest...

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