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 Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande was established in 2012 to serve Bernalillo and Valencia Counties in Central New Mexico. Our first program served 12 girls and we have grown to service over 90 girls as of 2016!

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

Dana Beyal

Council Director


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We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls throughout Bernalillo and Valencia Counties!

Opportunities
Our Board

Brandi Cornwell

Board Chair

Gloria Nelson

Board Co-Chair

Joan Gilewski

Board Member

Jill Broderick

Board Secretary

Ashlee Crawley

Board Member

Barb Wade

Board Member

Jennifer Duran

Board Treasurer

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 Rio Grande
PO Box 36072
Albuquerque, NM 87176

(505) 916-9073

dana.beyal@girlsontherun.org