Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run of Dane County celebrated 10 years of serving girls throughout the county in the fall of 2014. One short year later we expanded beyond Dane County and formally became Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin in November 2015. We began serving girls in Columbia, Dane, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock and Sauk Counties with our 2016 spring season. In 2017 Dodge County joined our council.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

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

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

Sara Pickard

Executive Director


“Girls on the Run provides me the opportunity to impact the lives of girls and help build strong women. I am so fortunate to work for and help lead such an incredible organization!”

Kris Simon

Volunteer and Events Coordinator


“Girls on the Run is a job that never feels like work. It's awesome to be building strong women, one girl at a time.”

Theresa Oppermann

Director of Programming


“I am beyond blessed to work for such an amazing organization. From the staff to the coaches, volunteers and board members, everyone is a light of inspiration and empowerment for the girls we serve.”

Mark Nofsinger

Office Administrator


“The whole world benefits from having girls that are healthy, joyful and confident. I'm proud to be part of making that happen.”

We value the passionate individuals who join our team and help us inspire more girls in South Central Wisconsin.

Career and Internship Opportunities
OUR BOARD

Michelle Bailey

Internal Affairs Committee Chair

Bell Laboratories, Inc.

Jen Gregor

Governance

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Alicia Kiser

Board Chair

M3 Insurance

Shelby Kisling

Secretary, External Affairs

Wisconsin Eye

Rachel McAlexander

Treasurer, Internal Affairs

SVA

Barb Phillips

External Affairs

Elm Lawn Elementary School

Sayward Proctor

External Affairs Committee Chair

Hiebing

Katie Vaughn

External Affairs

University of Wisconsin

Serving on our Board of Directors is a great way to put your talent and expertise to work supporting girls.

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin
901 Deming Way
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53717

(608) 831-4687

info@girlsontherunscwi.org