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 Northern Arizona was established in July 2008 by a team of women dedicated to transforming the lives of girls and women in our region. GOTRNA operated as an independent 501c3 non-profit until 2012 serving close to 150 girls every year in communities across Northern Arizona. In January of 2012 GOTRNA decided it would best be operated by an already existing 501c3 in the Northern Arizona community, a term Girls on the Run International refers to as an Affiliate Council. North Country HealthCare, a non-profit community health center, officially adopted the Girls on the Run program in February of 2012. Current Council Director, Marney Babbitt, is an employee of North Country HealthCare.

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


Marney Babbitt

Council Director

“The power of Girls on the Run comes from the strong community it builds around young women while teaching them that anything is possible.”

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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Bob Braudy


Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue-Special Projects

JJ Boggs

Board Member

Northern Arizona University

Margaret H. Donnelly

Board Member

NAH Medical Group

Frank Garcia

Board Member

Thomas Elementary School

Maggie Knight

Board Member

Coconino National Forest

Kelly McCue

Board Member

North Country HealthCare

Kathryn Mahady

Board Member

Aspey, Watkins, & Diesel

Marica Martinic

Board Member

Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center

Sara Olsen

Board Member

Northern Arizona Univeristy

Kym Wilkens

Board Member

Wilkens Sports Chiropractic

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

Board Opportunities

Northern Arizona
Physical Address: 2920 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff AZ 86004
Mailing Address: PO Box 3630, Flagstaff AZ 86003

(928) 522-9452