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 Capital Region, Inc. was founded in fall 2013 as an independent, 501(c)3 council of Girls on the Run International. We serve girls in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. Our first team of ten girls was held in spring 2014. Over seven seasons we have served nearly 500 girls and we’re growing fast. Our goal is to serve at least that many in the coming year. More than 200 volunteers each season offer their time and talents to make this program come alive for our girls

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


LuAnn McCormick

Executive Director

“I am proud to be part of a national movement to empower girls through physical activity. Every time I am with the girls, I get a very real and tangible sense of hope and enthusiasm. I know that if I need a boost, I can drop in at a practice and get a dose of their remarkable strength, determination and sense of accomplishment. It's truly what keeps me going!”

Jaime Riegel

Program Coordinator


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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Mallory Massry

Board Chair

Marcy Stevens

Vice Chair

Sara Regan


Megan Morris


Kate Better

Board Member

Jennifer Amstutz

Board Member

Rae Ann Augliera

Board Member

Kim Pietkiewicz

Board Member, Chair Development

Kerri Biche

Board Member

Teresa Carlton

Board Member

Becky Daniels

Board Member

Stephanie Havens

Board Member

Jenna Kulikoff

Board Member

Kaitlyn MacLeod

Board Member, Chair, 5K Committee

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 Capital Region
PO Box 261
Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 635-0828