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GOTRBB Could Be a Winner with Lucky’s Market Bags for Change Program!

Posted 4/30/2017 | Community Support

GOTRBB has been selected as one of the non-profits competing to become the summer recipient for Lucky’s Market Bags For Change program, and we need your help!   Lucky’s Market Bags For Change program rewards shoppers for using their own...

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Echo Your Beauty

Posted 4/21/2017 | Events

In a world influenced by various social media outlets, Echo Your Beauty is designed to help remind girls, grades 6 – 8th, of their unique beauty and worth. Enjoy gourmet refreshments and join TMH FOR LIFE Ambassadors on Thursday, April...

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Running Buddy Spotlight: Sarah Phinney

Posted 3/20/2017 | Community Support

Last semester was my first time serving as a running buddy. At the time when I signed up, I had no idea how much this organization would soon become part of my lifestyle. I met my running buddy at the first...

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Spread Kindness

Posted 2/12/2017 | Events

Girls on the Run of the Big Bend is joining the worldwide ‘kindfest’ for random acts of kindness (RAK) week - starting today! RAK Week, which will be observed Feb. 12-18, 2017, is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Formally...

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2017 Spring Sites are HERE

Posted 12/11/2016 | Events

We are excited to announce our current Spring 2017 sites. Registration will open on January 4th at 9 a.m. There is still room for a few more sites. Read below about how to bring Girls on the Run or Heart...

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Always A GOTR Girl

Posted 11/2/2016 | GOTR Love Notes

Hi, my name is Raegan and I have been involved with Girls on the Run since I was in 3rd grade. I started off as a participant in Girls on the Run and practiced at one of the sites in...

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Heart & Sole Spotlight

Posted 10/12/2016 | Wellness

It’s important to have a reliable support system. Who is in your support system? How do you know who to call on whom? In Lessn 11 of our Heart & Sole Program, the girls explore the four main types of...

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Kim & Alex's Story

Posted 8/22/2016 | GOTR Love Notes

For GOTR Mom, Kimberly, there’s only one word to describe the Girls on the Run program: essential.  At home, Kimberly wanted to instill a philosophy of empowerment and health in her daughters.  “At the time my younger daughter was living...

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Dehydration: A Guide to Prevention

Posted 7/26/2016 | Wellness

You’ve probably been witnessing scenes like this all summer long: parents at blisteringly hot theme parks or soccer fields, squirting giant globs of sunscreen on their kids. Chances are that you are that parent! Why wouldn't you be? There isn't...

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Jayda The Brave

Posted 6/25/2016 | GOTR Love Notes

Failure. Every single one of us is terrified of failure in one way or another. For some of us, the fear of failure is so strong that it paralyzes us and keeps us from moving forward.  For many of us,...

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Emily's Story

Posted 4/12/2016 | GOTR Love Notes

In the second grade my daughter Emily came home with a flyer for Girls on the Run. It had been given to her by her school’s guidance counselor and she was so excited about it.  I knew Emily loved to...

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Make Your Own Luck

Posted 3/10/2016 | Wellness

In the month of March, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. While some might seek out the Luck O’ the Irish with lucky pennies or four leaf clovers, it’s important to remember that a positive attitude might be all you need...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sheri Nilles Marshall

Posted 3/9/2016 | Community Support

My first introduction to Girls on the Run of the Big Bend was the 2015 spring season where I served as a running buddy. Girls on the Run is a program that immediately struck a chord with me. It is...

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Hearts Day Every Day: Teaching Girls about Healthy Friendships and Relationships

Posted 2/8/2016 | Wellness

In February, love is in the air. St. Valentine’s Day is this month and we have happy relationships on our mind.  In today’s news, stories about unhealthy relationships are being reported more and more. We see female celebrities and public...

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How to Set Small Goals for Big Success

Posted 1/26/2016 | Wellness

When the New Year begins, so many of us resolve to do something big! This is fabulous — at Girls on the Run, we believe in having big dreams. Yet, sometimes the key to reaching a lofty goal is setting...

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Become A SoleMate

Posted 1/18/2016 | Community Support

New Year, New You? Or maybe it’s just new aspirations! Let one of your aspirations be oriented towards funding a program that helps younger girls realize their full potential and worth. At the same time, you can set these goals...

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Girls on the Run is SO much FUN!!!

Posted 1/3/2016 | Events

2016 Registration is OPEN!!! Girls on the Run of the Big Bend is launching its 5th season in Tallahassee. Our goal is to serve over 150 girls at 9 sites. We will host our inspiring life-changing program for 3rd through...

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Girls on the Run Fall Celebratory 5K

Posted 12/9/2015 | Events

On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, over 120 girl participants celebrated successfully completing the Girls on the Run of the Big Bend (GOTRBB) 10 week program with the 80’s inspired Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 5K walk/run hosted at Premier Health...

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GOTR at Conley Elementary

Posted 10/5/2015 | Community Support

This past week I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a team meeting and spend time “in the field” with girls in the Girls On the Run Big Bend program at Conley Elementary.     Leading up to the meeting...

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The Color Run

Posted 8/14/2015 | Events

"We are excited to be returning to Tallahassee for the 3rd year in a row! We couldn't do it without the support of the community, the City and GOTR of Big Bend. We wholeheartedly support the GOTR program and are...

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Local Organizations Team Up to Inspire Girls Through The Empowerment Project

Posted 7/23/2015 | Events

 How many dreams would you accomplish? How many boundaries would you break if you weren’t afraid to fail? The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Oasis Center for Women & Girls, Girls on the Run, SciGirls, WFSU, Pace Center for...

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2015 Fall Sites Announced

Posted 7/1/2015 | Events

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Fall Sites. Registration for the fall season will open on August 1st. The season will run from September 14th through December 5th. We look forward to seeing all the girls next school year....

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Top Single Sandey Bucklew- Champion for GOTR!

Posted 6/19/2015 | Community Support

I'm Sandey, and I've been selected as one of Tallahassee Magazine's 2015 Top Singles. The charity I've chosen to support and raise funds for is Girls on the Run of the Big Bend. I first learned of Girls on the...

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Rock the Ragnar

Posted 5/12/2015 | Events

Today marks the first day of a 10 month campaign called Rock the Ragnar! The goal of the campaign is to raise $12,000 to support scholarships and programming costs for girls of our local community. The campaign is being led by...

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Springtime Tallahassee Gets GOTRized

Posted 4/2/2015 | Events

Girls on the Run of the Big Bend was pleased to have an amazing team of over 30 girls and parents participate in the 47th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival last weekend. Springtime Tallahassee is a family-friendly event that highlights the...

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SoleMate Spotlight: Shannon Moore

Posted 2/5/2015 | Community Support

Shannon Moore will be one of three SoleMates running in the Tallahassee Half Marathon this coming Sunday. She served as a coach last season and continues her service to Girls on the Run through the SoleMates program. She shared the...

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Call for New Board Members

Posted 1/12/2015 | Community Support

  As soon as I learned what Girls on the Run did, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. A program for girls third through eighth grades that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using...

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Practice 5K Spotlight

Posted 11/15/2014 | Events

Over 100 running buddies and girls blazed their own trail at their Practice 5Ks this past week. This was the first time that many girls experienced what 3.1 miles feels like. Here’s what people shared- Coach Kari Holman, Hawks Rise:...

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RollerGirls Support GOTR!

Posted 10/19/2014 | Events

The Tallahassee RollerGirls are very excited to support Girls On The Run because we believe in the power of athletics to strengthen women and girls. As athletes ourselves, we know the many benefits that peer support, physical training, and commitment...

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GOTR teams up with FSU Women's Basketball

Posted 10/9/2014 | Community Support

GOTR of the Big Bend and the FSU Women’s Basketball Team make a perfect team. We are pleased to announce that our first partner activity will be on Saturday, October 25, on National Make A Difference Day as part of...

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SoleMates Blog: Michelle Dahnke

Posted 9/15/2014 | Community Support

I've been an advocate of Girls on the Run since their current board chair first approached me about bringing the organization to Tallahassee almost two years ago. This past January I joined their Board of Directors and in April I...

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Phaedra Harris, GOTR Love Note

Posted 7/14/2014 | GOTR Love Notes

I love GOTR because…it helps girls realize the power of positive thinking, routine exercise habits, and developing leadership skills. It gives them a large community to learn from others, lean on others and lead others. It teaches them important life...

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GOTR and The Color Run

Posted 7/10/2014 | Events

We are so excited to announce that GOTR has been selected by The Color Run as the official charity partner for their September 13th race in Tallahassee. The Happiest 5K on the Planet is joining forces with GOTR to spread joy...

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Girls on the Run of the Big Bend 5K

Posted 5/29/2014 | Events

On May 17th, 24 girls stepped up to the start line at Florida State University to complete the inaugural Girls on the Run of the Big Bend 5K. Joining these amazing, strong, confident girls were 8 coaches, 24 running buddies,...

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Elle Davis, GOTR Love Note

Posted 5/15/2014 | GOTR Love Notes

I love GOTR because it empowers girls to become anyone they want to become.   As a former Board Member and a Community Advisor for Girls on the Run, I am excited to see this new council in the local...

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Success Stories

Posted 4/23/2014 | Community Support

A Parent's Perspective Girls on the Run has been a very positive experience for Mackenzie.  She has been inspired to think positively and reach for the stars.  Mackenzie is now more interested in being a friend rather than just having...

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James Balarezo, GOTR Love Note

Posted 3/23/2014 | GOTR Love Notes

I first heard of GOTR through my family. After doing some research and finding out that our local GOTR council was in its growing phase, I immediately volunteered and offered my experience as a health & fitness professional and small...

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GOTR Partners with the Junior League of Tallahassee

Posted 3/23/2014 | Community Support

We are so excited to announce a partnership with the Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT)! On Tuesday the JLT announced the selection of GOTRBB as one of their signature community partnerships. Understanding the importance of providing more opportunities for girls to...

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Jacqueline Davison

Posted 3/12/2014 | Community Support

I am so excited to be a SoleMate while I train for both the Gate River Run 15k (March 15) and the Brooklyn Half Marathon (May 17). I didn't find healthy habits and a good exercise routine until 3 years...

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Amber Tynan, GOTR Love Note

Posted 3/3/2014 | GOTR Love Notes

Amber is a GOTRBB board member who loves Girls on the Run because it is a program that truly inspires, empowers and equips young girls to do their best in all things.  “Having struggled with my identity as a young...

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Shannon Colavecchio, GOTR Love Note

Posted 2/18/2014 | GOTR Love Notes

I love GOTR because it creates such a positive, encouraging environment for girls to find and embrace a love of fitness and overall health. So often today, girls heading into being young women face pressures, negative influences, and unrealistic expectations...

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GOTR Spirit & Family

Posted 1/19/2014 | Community Support

As we get ready to start our spring season, I am reminded why I wanted to bring this program to our area. It is those life moments that center you in your journey and confirm that you are on the...

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Coaches Stretch for the Girls

Posted 11/16/2013 | Events

Girls on the Run of the Big Bend is ramping up for our inaugural spring season in January 2014. Our coaches are the heart of our girl-centered programming. In order to help them bring their best, we are hosting clinics...

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SoleMates Spotlight-Shelly Herman

Posted 11/14/2013 | Community Support

Running 13.1 miles is never easy, but becoming a SoleMate has given me the boost I needed in order to tackle another half marathon. Though I usually train by myself, I always run with the knowledge that I'm doing this...

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My life as a runner... by Karen Kelly

Posted 9/16/2013 | Community Support

I can not pinpoint exactly when I became a runner but at some point running went from something I 'had to get through' to something that 'helped get me through the day'. When I first started running, I was constantly...

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SoleMates Team at The Color Run

Posted 8/25/2013 | Events

On September 7th, Girls on the Run (GOTR) of the Big Bend will be kicking off its SoleMates program at The Color Run in Tallahassee. The Color Run is called the Happiest 5K on the Planet, and we couldn't think of a...

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GOTR Represents @ Summer Trail Series

Posted 7/14/2013 | Events

GOTR-Big Bend supports GWTC Summer Trail Series This past Saturday our GOTR-Big Bend Outreach Team was out at the Swamp Trail Run sharing news about our program and signing-up volunteers. The Swamp Trail Run is part of  a 4-race series sponsored through...

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Mainline joins GOTR Fan Club!

Posted 6/23/2013 | Community Support

GOTR 0f the Big Bend is pleased to announce that Mainline Information Systems is our first corporate sponsor. We are grateful to Mainline for their dedication to community and building strong programming for girls. GOTR of the Big Bend has a fundraising goal of $15,000...

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Summer Tailgate

Posted 6/20/2013 | Events

Come celebrate with GOTR-Big Bend! We are hosting a Summer Tailgate this Saturday, June 22nd from 6-8 p.m. to help raise funds to support the launch of the program in Leon County. We'll have kids' games, face painting, giveaways, and so...

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