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.


Girls on the Run of Montgomery County (GOTR MoCo) is an independent council of Girls on the Run International. GOTR MoCo was established in 2007 by Eve Mills. Today, GOTR MoCo serves nearly 5000 girls each year with the support of approximately 600 coaches each season. GOTR MoCo has served more than 25,000 girls over the past ten years and has provided over 1 million dollars in financial assistance to families in need.

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


Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions


NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people


Elizabeth McGlynn

Executive Director

“Watching the girls cross the Finish Line with their buddies at the end of the season is my favorite part of GOTR. It inspires me to start planning for the next season.”

Eve Mills

Director of Operations and 5k Director

“I love being part of the Girls on the Run 5K experience. It’s energizing to witness the strength and determination of the girls as they cross the finish line.”

Jessica Benney

Director of Communication and Marketing

“Training for the Girls on the Run 5K is just the beginning. The Girls on the Run program teaches girls that they are capable of rising to any challenge and empowers them to boldly pursue their dreams.”

Amalia (Amy) Lopez

Associate Director of Programs

“GOTR gives each girl the tools and encouragement she needs to complete the 5K, but she puts in the hard work and her own two feet carry her across the finish line. I love to see the moment when she's proven to herself that she is capable of accomplishing great things.”

Leanne Till

Outreach Coordinator

“Nothing like 5K day! The GOTR 5K screams girl power! I love watching our confident and determined girls cross the finish line with smiles on their faces and a huge accomplishment behind them. I also get a kick out of watching parents try to keep up with their daughters during the 5K.”

Caroline Boyce

Office Coordinator

“I think what I love the most about Girls on the Run is the hope and excitement that it gives me for the girls in the program and the impact they will have on our world through the lessons they learn. The fact that it incorporates running and fitness is just a cherry on top.”

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Montgomery County area.

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Stephanie Brant


Woodfield Elementary School

Paul Phelan

Vice Chair

Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc.

Suzette Rodriguez O’Connor


Self-employed lawyer

Susan Medick


International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

Angela Biglani

Board Member

Clark Construction

Whitney Cummins

Board Member

iLynx Inc.

Wendy Goodman

Board Member

US Patent & Trademark Office

Robyn Judelsohn

Board Member

BBYO International

Victoria Quint

Board Member


Yvonne VanLowe

Board Member

Cigna Healthcare

Young Professional Board

Rachael Ruffin


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jen Fifield



Karon Phillips

Board Member

Community Impact Strategies

Harper Matthews

Board Member

Pepperdine University

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities Young Professional Board Application
Race Committee

Chris Bruno

Associate Race Director

Judy Rupp

Course Marshals, Safety Runners and On-course Entertainment

Leanne Till

Course Marshals, Safety Runners and On-course Entertainment

Molly Raglani

Clark Construction Water Station

Susan Medick

Post-Race Refreshment & Start/Finish set-up

Caitlin Furey


Katie Gitlin


Laura Boyer

Race-day Packet Pick-up

Gina Bjorlund

Race-day Packet Pick-up

Elizabeth McGlynn


Amalia Lopez


Jessica Benney

Race Day Social Media

Rachael Ruffin

Safety Captain

Misty Leonard

Pre-5k day Packet Pick-up

Linda Griffin


Brandy Kerchner


Tanya Landry


Angie Wilcox

Happy Hair

Jessica Rider Amin

Happy Hair

Montgomery County, MD
11821 Parklawn Drive
Suite 105
Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 881-3801