Girls of all abilities will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 3rd thru 5th grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.

Registration:  August 22 – September 21, 2022

Grades: 3rd thru 5th

Season: September 13-November 19

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)
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 [email protected] or 803.381.0482

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



  • 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.