In 2017, 1,131 girls in Western North Carolina learned to believe in their own limitless potential to change the world. 

Girls like Harini, a 4th grader in Buncombe County:

“Girls on the Run taught me to be respectful, nice and caring to others. To let my inner star shine. That I am a special girl who can change the world!”

Girls like Harini rely on the kindness of people like you to participate in our transformational program.

At Girls on the Run, it is our policy to never turn away a girl based on financial need. This year 80% of our 64 program sites were Title 1 (low-income) schools, so we provided an additional $20,000 to ensure the girls in-need have healthy snacks and athletic shoes.

Click the button below to hear directly from one of our Title 1 schools (the smallest school in NC!) about how Girls on the Run impacted their students.

  Girls on the Run at Bee Log Elementary 

This year, 60% of our participant families relied on scholarship assistance to allow their girls the opportunity to experience Girls on the Run. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we subsidized $88,025 in program scholarships in 2017.


Any amount helps provide a quality Girls on the Run experience to all girls across Western North Carolina. Your investment in our girls today will make tomorrow’s change possible.


If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to Girls on the Run of WNC and send to:  50 S. French Broad, Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801.

 Girls on the Run of WNC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and we rely on donations from our community to help support and grow our program. Program fees are our main source of income, but last year our organization provided nearly $75,000 in financial assistance to allow all girls, regardless of family income, to experience our program. Without public and private support, we could not give all girls the opportunity to participate.

Wish List

Another way to give is by donating items on our Wish List. These are the supplies required to offer the program.

Donations can be dropped off at the GOTR Office in the United Way Building, or arrangements can be made for pick-up by calling 828-713-4290.

Use Charity Miles to raise money when you run, walk, or cycle!

It's as easy as this: get moving. Bikers earn 10¢ a mile and walkers and runners earn 25¢ a mile, up to our initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.

Download the FREE Charity Miles app on your smart phone and register. When you register, be sure to enter your zip code in WNC, or if you’re moving somewhere else but want to support our council, enter 28801 so that our council gets a portion of your donation!

Ready to become a sponsored athlete? Simply turn on the app, choose Girls on the Run as your charity, and press start. As you exercise, they track your distance and the money earned. When you're finished, accept your sponsorship, spread the word, and we'll send you a note confirming your good work.

THANK YOU for helping us inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!