Join Girls on the Run at the NorthWest Family YMCA


So much more than running, Girls on the Run ignites a confidence unlike any other after school program. Inspiring girls to make new friends, discover healthy habits and lean in to what makes them unique, #GOTR focuses on the entirety of every girl. This season, sign your girl up for a program that empowers her body AND mind.  Season starts February 14 and ends with a 5K on Saturday, April 29.

Learn more:

Registration:  Dec. 7 – Feb. 22, 2023

Grades: 3rd thru 5th

Season: Feb. 14-April 29, 2022

Practice Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30- 5:45 pm (75 minutes)

Where: NorthWest Family YMCA | Girls will meet on the fields located directly behind the YMCA.  In cases of inclement weather we will meet indoors at the Y.

What to Expect: Girls will participate in 16 interactive lessons with trained coaches.  Participants will be separated into small groups for safety reason.  They will receive the following materials: branded shirt, water bottle, journal, and other supplies. They will also receive an entry into the 5K ad will be provided with a medal. Learn more about Girls on the Run at

Registration Fee: $100 (YMCA Members) | $150 (Non-Members)
YMCA Members use code YMCA23.  Nonmember enrolled in our After School Program can save $20 by using code AFTER20.
Financial assistance and payment plans available. A discount is offered to those who are participating in the YMCA Afterschool Program.

Who to Contact: Shannon Fountain at or 803.381.0482

Note: More information about practice details, coach contact information, reminders, policies and pick-up instructions will be emailed to you the week before practice starts.

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  • Girls who were the least active at the start of the program increased their physical activity by more than 40%.
  • 97% of participants said they learned critical skills to manage emotions, resolve conflict, help others or make intentional decisions.