Heart of Missouri Girls on the Run

What we do:

Girls on the Run is a youth empowerment program for girls in grades 3-8 emphasizing the development of self-confidence, courage, connection, competence, and caring, while teaching girls to set and achieve goals by helping them train to run a 5k.

Why we’re great:

GOTR inspires girls to recognize and celebrate their individual strengths! EVERY GIRL is inherently FULL OF POWER and POTENTIAL and we equip girls to be the leaders of their own lives and in their communities. We serve 300+ girls annually.

Why does your organization deserve community financial support?

We never turn away a girl due to an inability to pay the program fee. About 38% of the girls we serve participate at no cost. As we serve more girls we will need to provide more scholarships. Community donations will ensure we can offer them.

List of volunteer and in-kind needs

Volunteer coaches serve as mentors and teachers for our girls. Volunteers also support our 5k. We appreciate donations of gift cards for team snacks.

Name of Executive Director

Cheryl Unterschutz

Address of Operations

3512 Interstate 70 Dr SE
Columbia, Missouri 65201


(573) 246-0884

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