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Welcome to Girls on the Run of Fairfield County!

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. 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 running event. 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 Fairfield County is an affilliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Our Spring 2017 season was a total blast!  224 amazing participants lead by 50 dedicated coaches!

Girls on the run is so much fun!

Fall 2017 programs are forming!

Contact Mary Bentley at mary.bentley@girlsontherun.org to learn more!  

Mark your calendars: All coaches must attend one coach training session:

  • Saturday Sept 9 OR
  • Saturday Sept 16
  • 10:00 to 2:00 – at the New Canaan Y.  
  • RSVP to Mary Bentley at mary.bentley@girlsontherun.org

Our Fall  2017 season will begin the week of 9/18 or the week of 9/25, depending on the site.