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 Los Angeles was founded in 2004, offering its first season in the spring of 2005 as a small all-volunteer organization. In 2008, we formed a Board of Directors and began a planned transition to a professional, sustainable organization that could serve all of Los Angeles County. We had significant success in 2008 in assembling dedicated volunteer leadership, hiring a full-time program coordinator, and generating new sources of financial support through individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, and private grants. Girls on the Run International expressed their support of our efforts by awarding our request for territory expansion to all of Los Angeles County in January 2009. In 2011 we hired a full time Executive Director. As of 2016, our council has served over 7,600 girls.

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


Molly Snow

Executive Director

“Girls on the Run inspires me just as much as the girls!”

Katie Bradshaw

Program Director

“I never imagined such a fulfilling and rewarding career.”

Carmen Khan

Volunteer Coordinator

“I love how my whole family is able to be involved in empowering girls everywhere!”

Rosario Kailany

Coordinator, Sites & Teams

“Coaching my girls is the most rewarding part of my week. It's truly inspiring to see them learn and grow!”

Christine Benjamin

Fund Development Assistant

“I feel super strong and all fired up working with Girls on the Run!”

Nicole Thomas

Seasonal Program Coordinator

“I love how my whole family is able to be involved in empowering girls everywhere!”

We're always considering passionate professionals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Los Angeles area.

Current Opportunities
Board of Directors

Christy Noel


VP, Digital Marketing, MobileCause

Suzanne Elliott

Vice Chair

Principal, Envision Consulting

Sarah Ghattas


VP of Finance, Fox International Home Entertainment

Cindy Ju


Investment Associate, Oaktree Capital Management

Kristen Cruise

Board Member

Director, Foundation Operations, The Wonderful Company

Lindsay Carlson

Board Member

Attorney, Bowman & Brooke, LLC

Bridgette Blebu

Board Member

Doctoral Candidate

Dr. Yvonne Carter

Board Member

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jamie Cataldo

Board Member

Director of National Advancement, American Film Institute

Robyn Moss

Board Member

Investment Officer, Whittier Trust

Dr. Suzanne Yoder

Board Member

Pediatric Surgeon, Kaiser Permanente

Laura Beauchamp

Board Member

Manager, Corporate Franchise Management

Jamie Buono

Board Member

Senior Brand Manager, Bandai America

Carolina Gutnisky

Board Member

Group Vice President, Brand Marketing, Health & Fitness Industry

Ryan Murguia

Board Member

Judicial Law Clerk, US District Court Central District of CA

Erin Paxon

Board Member

HR & Professional Development Consultant, OnPrem Solutions

Nadine Vangelov



Friends on the Run

Alex Nichols

Financial Advisor and CFP(R)

UBS Financial Services

Stacey Hartnett, MNpS

Health & Wellness Coordinator

Skid Row Housing Trust

Summer Paul

Director, Brand Partnerships


Annamaria Poluha


Wellness Dynamics

Amanda Morck

Business Development Manager

Sensis Inc.

Holley Spears

Physician Assistant

DISC Sports and Spine Surgery

Emily Sanchirico

Litigation Associate

Dechert LLP

Lora Conroy

Enterprise Solution Consultant

Cornerstone OnDemand

Joanna Bromley


Bain & Company

Kaelin O'Kelly

Associate, Consumer Insights


At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing contributors whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year. Our Board of Directors governs our annual operations and our Friends on the Run board supports operations through collaborative fundraising efforts.

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Los Angeles County
556 S. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 590-4770