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

Girls on the Run Flathead Valley is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run Flathead Valley was established in 2016 to serve our area schools. Our inaugural programs will kick off in the spring of 2017 and we anticipate that within five years, we will have programs spread all across the Flathead Valley.

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

KRISTA RUFENACH

Council Director


“Empowering girls to be strong, confident, honest young women.”

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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

MONA CUTHBERT

Board Co-Chair

ALLI MITCHELL

BOARD CO-CHAIR

KALISPELL MIDDLE SCHOOL

KIM HOLLOWAY

BOOKKEEPER / WEBSITE DESIGN

KATY SAISBURY

Board Member

The Summit Medical Fitness Center

LAUREN ALLEY

Board Member

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MEGAN NERDIG

Board Member

SUNNYVIEW PEDIATRICS

Layla Holloway

Board Secretary

Mary McClarty

Board Member

Jenny Nygren

Treasurer

Wells Fargo

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year. No opportunities available at this time.

Board Application

Girls on the Run Flathead Valley
PO Box 10105
Kalispell, MT 59904

(406) 250-6065

info@gotrflathead.org