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.


Girls on the Run Louiville's current Council began in 2010. We have grown from 3 teams in 2010 to 50 teams in 2016. In 2010, we delivered the program to 26 girls and in 2016 a total of 670 girls were able to experience Girls on the Run.

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


Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions


NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people


Terri Tucker

Council Director

“As a mom of 3 girls, I see how important confidence, self-esteem and physical activity are as girls mature. Girls on the Run is instrumental in providing all three qualities.”

Lisa Runkle

Program Coordinator

“I LOVE being part of an organization responsible for shaping girls into strong, confident young ladies!”

Carolyn Horsley

Associate Program Coordinator

“The BEST part of being involved with Girls on the Run is seeing Girls become Strong, Brave, Capable, Creative and Healthy.”

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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Dr. Robin Curry

Board Vice Chair

Norton Orthopedic Specialists

Ashley Penn

Board Treasurer

BKD CPAs and Advisors

Kaci Grant

Vice Chair

Louisville Metro Office of Performance Improvement

Jason Adkins

Board Member

Jefferson County Public Schools

Shannon Barger

Board Member

inVentiv Health

Vandy Chisholm


Teach for America

Ellen Hauber

Board Member

Hand In Hand Ministries

Ann Hochman

Board Member

Independent Marketing Consultant

Amy Landon

Board Member

Bernheim Forest

Shelley L. Mitchell


Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Ashley Parrott

Board Member

Louisville Metro Government Office of the Mayor

Abby Rhodes

Board Member

Grossman & Moore, PLLC

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 Louisville
P.O. Box 6166
Louisville, KY 40206