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 the North State was originally Girls on the Run of Butte County, founded in 2010 by Brooke Banks. It all started with two schools, 28 girls and four coaches. The council has grown by leaps and bounds, now serving more than 40 schools in Butte, Glenn, Shasta and Tehama counties. In the 2016-17 school year more than 700 girls throughout the region will participate in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole.

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

CLAIRE JOHNSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


“"Actions speak louder than words."”

EMERALD CARROLL

Program Coordinator


“"Be who you needed when you were younger."”

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

Current Opportunities
OUR BOARD

BROOKE BANKS

Secretary, Founder

CSU-Chico

GREG MEADOWS

Special Events Co-Coordinator

New York Life Insurance Company

Jennifer Pearce

Special Events Co-Coordinator

Poise Photography

Karen English

Board Chair

Pathology Sciences Medical Group

Joanne Crosetti

Shasta-Tehama Liaison

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service

Linda Simmons

Treasurer

EXL Healthcare

Melissa Stearns

SoleMates Coordinator

Center for Healthy Communities

Ric Ortner

Board Vice Chair

Law Office of Eric R. Ortner

Ashley Hohenstein

Board Member

Arbonne International

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

Board Opportunities

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE NORTH STATE
PO BOX 284
CHICO, CA 95927

(530) 636-0786

claire.johnson@girlsontherun.org