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Project Description

Fall Registration is Closed! Registration for Spring 2020 opens January 6, 2020


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 Fall 2019 season:

Brandon – Fred Assam Elementary
Brookings – Hillcrest Elementary
Brookings – Camelot Intermediate
Canton – Lawrence Elementary
Chamberlain Elementary
Colman-Egan Elementary
Dell Rapids (Public) Elementary
DeSmet – Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary
Flandreau Elementary
Harrisburg – Explorer Elementary
Harrisburg – Liberty Elementary
Huron – Washington 4-5 Center
Lennox Elementary
Platte – Geddes Elementary
Redfield Elementary
Sioux Falls Christian Elementary
SF – All City Elementary
SF – Eugene Field Elementary
SF – Hayward Elementary
SF – Harvey Dunn Elementary
SF – John F. Kennedy Elementary
SF – John Harris Elementary
SF – Laura B. Anderson Elementary
SF – Lowell Elementary
SF – Pettigrew Elementary
Slayton – Murray County Central Elementary
Spearfish – Creekside Elementary
Sturgis Elementary
Tea – Venture Elementary
Tracy Elementary
Vermillion – Jolley Elementary
West Lyon Elementary
Winner Elementary
Worthington – St. Mary’s Elementary
Yankton – Sacred Heart Elementary
Yankton – Stewart Elementary
Yankton – Webster 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 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. The Fall 2019 GOTR season will start the beginning of September and end mid-November. 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.

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 (held throughout month of August)
    **You do not need to be a runner to coach a GOTR team!

Apply today to coach for our 2019 Fall 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’s our volunteers that bring this program to life!

Click Here to Apply!

Our Fall 5K is Sunday, November 10th in Sioux Falls!

When & Where:
Harmodon Park (5721 E 41st, Sioux Falls, SD 57110)
Race starts at 2:30pm. Please don’t arrive before 1:30pm.

All runners must register! Click here to get signed up – Fall 2019 5K Registration
*This race is only open to current Girls on the Run program participants, their families and mentors. It is not open to the general public.

For more information about parking, race route and team meeting place, please check out our Fall 5K Runner Guide 2019

Volunteer Opportunities
Just a couple hours of your time  helps reinforce the great lessons they learned this fall. We need your help with set up, take down, guiding people along the route and walking behind the teams. Come join us! You’ll be inspired as you watch them complete their personal journey. Click here to register to become a volunteer.

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.

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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