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Project Description

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For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at (605)681-8328 or

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

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K run. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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.

The following schools are participating in the Girls on the Run Spring 2019 season:

Aberdeen – Roncalli Elementary
Baltic Elementary
Brandon – Robert Bennis Elementary
Brookings – Dakota Prairie Elementary
Brookings – Medary Elementary
Canistota Elementary
Chamberlain Elementary
Chester Elementary
Coleman-Egan Elementary
Dell Rapids – St Mary’s Elementary
Edmunds Central Elementary
Ellsworth AFB Elementary
Emery-Bridgewater Elementary
Fort Pierre – Stanley County Elementary
Harrisburg – Endeavor Elementary
Harrisburg – Freedom Elementary
Harrisburg – Horizon Elementary
Harrisburg – Journey Elementary
Lurverne Elementary
Madison Elementary
McCook Central Elementary
Mitchell – Gertie Bell Elementary
Mitchell – John Paul II Elementary
Mitchell – LB Williams Elementary
Mitchell – Longfellow Elementary
Mt Vernon Elementary
Pierre – Buchanan Elementary
Pierre – Kennedy Elementary
Rapid City – Corral Drive Elementary
Rapid City – Horace Mann Elementary
Rapid City – Meadowbrook Elementary
SF – Anne Sullivan Elementary
SF – Cleveland Elementary
SF – Discovery Elementary
SF – Hawthorne Elementary
SF – Laura Wilder Elementary
SF – Oscar Howe Elementary
SF – Renberg Elementary
SF – Robert Frost Elementary
SF – Rosa Parks Elementary
SF – Sonia Sotomayor Elementary
SF – Susan B Anthony Elementary
SF – Terry Redlin Elementary
SFCS – Holy Spirit Elementary
SFCS – St. Lambert Elementary
SFCS – St. Mary Elementary
Sioux Empire Boys & Girls Club
Sioux Valley Elementary
Spearfish – Creekside Elementary
Tea – Legacy Elementary
Tri Valley Elementary
Vermillion – St. Agnes Elementary
Woonsocket Elementary
Yankton – Beadle Elementary
Yankton – Lincoln Elementary

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

Become a Girls on the Run Coach!

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole strive 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 and Heart & Sole 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. Coaches need to be committed to a healthy lifestyle, be individuals that are a positive influence, and are committed to developing and celebrating our GOTR girls. You do not need to be runner!

The Spring 2019 GOTR season will  begin at the end for February  and run through mid-May. Our teams consist of 8 to 20 girls who meet twice a week. Each practice is 75 minutes and led by two fully-trained coaches. Most teams meet after school around 3:00 or 3:30 pm.  As a fully trained coach, you must be at least 18 years old, be available for ONE practice weekly and have completed National GOTR Coach Certification training. We will be offer training seasons throughout January and February.

Apply today to coach for our 2019 Spring program! We have locations in Sioux Falls and across South Dakota. Two coaches work together each session and 4-6 coaches per school allows schedule flexibility. It is our volunteers that bring this program to life!

Click here to Apply!

Coach Requirements:

  • 18 or older
  • Live a health lifestyle – You don’t have to be a runner!
  • Available for at least one practice a week
  • Willing to complete National GOTR Coach Training
  • Committed to mentor a girls in building confidence

To receive more information contact Allison Sinning, Program Coordinator at (605)681-8328 or e-mail

Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational changes in the girls! Don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up!

Local Sponsors

EmBe is proud to partner with The Presentation Sisters, Sammons Financial, First Premier and 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 Athleta, Cigna, Gamma Phi Beta, and Asics 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.

Get In Touch

300 West 11th Street

Phone: (605) 336-3660

Fax: (605) 336-2238


Childcare Center
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Fitness Center
Mon-Fri  5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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