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

The Bexar County council began in 2010 when a group of women with a passion for running and an even bigger passion for empowering girls came together with a mission to bring Girls on the Run to San Antonio. For our first season, Spring 2011 at Hawthorne Academy, we hoped to attract 8 girls to help us begin. We were happily overwhelmed with 36 young women. During the 2016-2017 academic year, we served 667 girls across Bexar and Kendall counties! We anticipate serving 900 girls next year.

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

Minka Misangyi

Executive Director


“When I discovered Girls on the Run—and running—I discovered joy.”

Andrea Duke

Program Coordinator


“Running has taught me many life lessons, and I hope to help pass along those lessons to the girls in the GOTR program.”

Marika Misangyi

Accountant


“My vision is to minister to females of all ages struggling with health, self-esteem, body image, and fitness issues.”

Caroline Rubio

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator


“I am in awe of not only the mission but the many dedicated volunteers who make GOTR possible.”

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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Yvonne Vargas

Chair

ETS

Sally Seeker

Vice Chair

Social Security Administration

Hermine Williams

Treasurer

Retired CRNA

Neale Parker

Member

Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society

Rosie Siller

Member

Northside ISD

Anita Navarro-Moreno

Member

Central Catholic High School

Sandy Flores

Member

Tesoro; UTSA

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 Bexar County
231 E. Rhapsody
San Antonio, TX 78216

(210) 901-0167

info@gotrsanantonio.org