Girls on the Run is so much fun! Girls on the Run inspires girls in 3rd – 5th  grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Each session is led by trained, volunteer coaches who guide and mentor girls through the fun, uplifting curriculum. The 10-week season concludes with all participants walking or running in a celebratory, non-competitive 5k (3.1 mile) event. Absolutely no running experience is necessary!


Online registration will be open August 4th through September 5th at or  Registration may also be completed in the Loomis Media Center during Parent Orientation Meetings on August 19th, 21st, and 25th. The registration fee is $150 and covers the cost of one child’s participation. Scholarships are available based on a sliding scale with a $5 minimum fee. No one is turned away for inability to pay the full registration fee. Registration includes 20 sessions led by trained volunteer coaches, a new pair of running shoes, healthy snacks at each lesson, lesson supplies, official GOTR t-shirt, 5k entry and finisher’s medallion.  Season begins September 15th and concludes with the 5k on November 22nd.  Sessions meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Registration is on a first come/first served basis and space is limited! For more information, including assistance with online registration, contact site liaison  Melanie Olk at (989) 399-4780 or  You may also contact Girls on the Run Saginaw Bay council director Jennifer Naegele at 989-399-0007 ext. 104 or