Girls on the Run Napa & Solano

Girls on the Run Napa & Solano

What They Do:

Empower healthy girls. Combine life-skills curriculum with experiential activities, engaging talks, and running or just moving. Give tools for choosing positive over negative self-talk, movement over sedentary lifestyle, satisfaction over negative body image, and healthy friendships over destructive relationships. 1,100 girls annually are empowered, focusing on low-income households (75%) and diverse ethnicities (73%).

Women leaders volunteer and use nationally researched curriculum. This includes lessons on visualization, expressing feelings with “I” statements, cultivating an attitude of gratitude, healthy eating, exercise, bullying prevention, and emphasizing that beauty is inside-out.

Small groups of 8 to 13-year-old girls meet twice a week for ten weeks in the spring and fall at 60 school sites. Girls experience the gift of giving through a community project and the power of achievement by finishing a non-competitive 3.1 miles/5K run.


A father shared that the impact has been very positive for both his daughters and that they learned a lot. In particular, his 8-year-old uses communication strategies of reflection to help her at school and deal with emotional situations. The tools she learned are shared with her teachers and counselors. She also has the medal that she earned from the 5K in her special box, to remind her of her major accomplishment.


Business Partners:

Napa Noodles - GOTR

For the months of November and December all corkage fees will be donated to GOTR.

  1. Patricia Walker
  2. Cindy Bannister
  3. Anonymous
  4. Cory & Melodie Roche
  5. Parie Lambert
  6. Jennifer Byram
  7. Shauna Kadel in honor of Phillips Elementary School
  8. Erica Pickett
  9. Karen and Kyle Brocker
  10. Michele Grupe in honor of Staff and volunteers of nonprofits who helped with fire recovery efforts.
  11. Anonymous
  12. Jeff Siefert
  13. Anonymous in honor of Madonna and the memory of her Grandmother, Norma Knight
  14. Janet and Quinn Polsinelli
  15. Amanda Diamond
  16. Shelly Hanan
  17. Kristine Haataja
  18. david simundson
  19. Carol Nelsen
  20. Julia Winiarski
  21. Howard and Melinda Speight
  22. Ellen & Don Wulf
  23. John and Terri Howell
  24. Julie Spencer
  25. Alex Farber
  26. Jessica J. Harcourt
  27. Alison Rodriguez in honor of Sharon and David Crary
  28. Melinda Dittman
  29. Michael Herzog
  30. Anonymous
  31. Anne Gustin
  32. Patty Friesen
  33. Anonymous
  34. Janice Beglau-Taylor
  35. Margaret Craig
  36. Lisa Hummer
  37. Marilyn Soulsburg
  38. Robert Fioretti
  39. Anonymous
  40. Janice Dwayne Mathews
  41. 03 2019
  42. Anonymous
  43. Anonymous
  44. Anonymous
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  46. Marianne and Owen Gray
  47. Sue Kesler in honor of Fred Kesler
  48. Anne Garner
  49. Anonymous
  50. Anonymous
  51. John Wagner
  52. Sally Wagner
  53. Danielle Schofield
  54. Nancy Tracy
  55. Anonymous
  56. Andrea Long
  57. Michael Borck
  58. Donna Altes
  59. Donna L. Crane in honor of George W. Crane
  60. jacqueline jackson
  61. Wendy Cole
  62. Napa Noodles in honor of Girls on the Run
  63. Jeffrey Scott
  64. Anonymous in honor of Peppy Patty
  65. Gail Forte
  66. Jeffrey Jesmok
  67. Anonymous in honor of Ira Saletan
  68. Carol Glaser
  69. Elaine Herrick
  70. John Lansingh
  71. Anonymous
  72. Zane Todd
  73. Tracy Moresi
  74. Hilary Zunin
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