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We are still working to confirm sites for our Spring 2022 season! If your school is not listed in the registration at this time, it may mean we are still working with the school to verify they will host a GOTR team this Spring. We will add schools to the registration on January 24th. Please see the Locations tab for our current list of confirmed schools for the Spring 2022 GOTR season.


For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at 605.681.8328 or


For more information or questions, please contact Jasmina Nelson at 605.681.8329 or


“To me, Girls on the Run gives me confidence and helps me know that I can do it no matter what I am going through.”


“Girls on the Run means to me to be myself and to strengthen my confidence.”


“Being a Girls On The Run coach brings incredible joy to my life. It breaks me out of my routine, getting me up and moving! The whole atmosphere of impactful curriculum along with physical running is well designed. Being an example of positivity and motivation is important to me. I get to connect with the girls through conversations, which might seem small but actually have significant impact. And let’s be real….I need to hear the lesson content just as much as my girls! My spirit craves GOTR!”


“She filled her bucket with knowledge, inspiration and layers of confidence. She also said the games were awesome and meeting various female leaders was the best!”


Girls on the Run is so much more than running!

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident by using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire girls to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. Our lessons focus on building social, emotional and physical skills in girls while encouraging healthy habits for life. Each season comes to an end with a joyful, noncompetitive, celebratory 5K event. This culmination gives girls a tangible sense of accomplishment and the confidence to be the author of her own story.

Girls on the Run of Sioux Falls is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

MISSION: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

VISION: We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

CORE VALUES: Girls on the Run honors its core values.

We strive to:

  • 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
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

Girls on the Run is currently comprised of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada. We want girls to have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run wherever they live.

*We are still working on confirming sites for the Spring 2022 Girls on the Run season. If you do not see your site listed below, we may still be working with the school to confirm that they will host a team. Please contact Allison at or Jasmina at if you have any questions.

Spring 2022 GOTR Sites:
Aberdeen – Roncalli Elementary
Baltic Elementary
Brandon – Inspiration Elementary
Brandon – Robert Bennis Elementary
Bridgewater-Emery Elementary
Brookings – Dakota Prairie Elementary
Brookings – Medary Elementary
Canistota Elementary
Chamberlain Elementary
Chester Elementary
Colman-Egan Elementary
Harrisburg – Adventure Elementary
Harrisburg – Horizon Elementary
Harrisburg – Endeavor Elementary
Harrisburg – Journey Elementary
Hermosa Elementary
Mitchell – John Paull II Elementary
Mitchell – Gertie Bell Elementary
Mitchell – LB Williams Elementary
Mitchell – Longfellow Elementary
Parker Elementary (Registration Opens February 1st)
Pierre – Buchanan Elementary
Rapid City – Meadowbrook Elementary
Rapid City – Wilson Elementary
Sioux Fall Christian Elementary
SF – Discovery Elementary
SF – Laura B. Anderson Elementary
SF – Laura Wilder Elementary
SF – Oscar Howe Elementary
SF – Renberg Elementary
SF – Rosa Parks Elementary
SF – Terry Redlin Elementary
SFCS – St. Mary’s Elementary
Spearfish – Creekside Elementary
Tea – Legacy Elementary
Tea – Venture Elementary
Tyndall Elementary
Yankton – Beadle Elementary
Yankton – Lincoln Elementary
Yankton – Webster Elementary
West Central – Humboldt Elementary

If you are interested in bringing Girls on the Run to your school or community, please contact the Council Director, Allison Sinning at

Become a Girls on the Run Coach!

Girls on the Run strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams. You can help make this possible by becoming a GOTR Coach and making an investment in the life of a girl! Each season, Girls on the Run has a dynamic group of coaches that volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls so that they are prepared to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults.

Each team consists of 6 to 15 girls that meet afterschool around 3:00 or 3:30 pm. The GOTR team meets twice a week throughout the season. Each team will have 4 – 6 coaches to lead the girls with  a minimum of two coaches at each practice. Coaches lead the team through a comprehensive, interactive fun curriculum. All materials are provided.  It’s our volunteers that bring this program to life!

GOTR Coach Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Interest in mentoring girls and being a positive role
  • Can commit to one, 75 minute practice a week
  • Able to complete National Coach Training (either in-person or online)
    **You do not need to be a runner to coach a GOTR team!

To become a GOTR Coach, click here for our New Coach Application for Spring 2022!

Contact Jasmina at if you have any questions!

More information on our Spring 2022 EmBe 5K coming soon!!

Each season comes to an end with a joyful and fun non-competitive 5K. The EmBe 5K celebrates and reinforces important lessons. It’s the capstone achievement for participating in the program and gives them a tangible sense of healthy goal setting and success.

Camp GOTR will return in Summer 2022!

Camp registration for summer 2022 will open in mid-February!

Camp GOTR combines everything that makes the Girls on the Run program effective with all the fun of camp! During the 4-day camp, rising 3rd – 5th grade girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all girls, including girls with a disability, to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls are invited to participate in Camp GOTR, regardless of whether or not they have participated in Girls on the Run during the school year.

During camp, girls will go through our ‘Girls Have Heart’ curriculum. Throughout the week, girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will move, build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates. The girls will spend the afternoon meeting local female leaders and learning about leadership and career opportunities in Sioux Falls.

Check out other EmBe Summer Camps at!

Local Sponsors

EmBe is proud to partner with the United Way, the Presentation Sisters, Sammons Financial, First Premier Bank Card and Sanford Health to bring Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole to our community.  Over 1500 girls locally participate in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole each year thanks to the generosity of these partners.

National Sponsors

Girls on the Run International is proud to partner with Cigna, Gamma Phi Beta, Caribou Coffee, Justice, Tupperware Brands and Adidas as we work to deliver life-changing programs to more than 120,000 girls each year.  These companies are vital to advancing our mission and provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support while leveraging their brand’s assets to raise awareness about the program across North America.

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