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 Quad Cities is an independent council of Girls on the Run International. Girls on the Run Quad Cities was established in 2016 by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of women to serve Rock Island and Scott counties. We are embarking on our 2nd season this Spring and cannot wait to have a positive impact on local youth!

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

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

    Current Opportunities
    Our Board & Steering Committee

    LIESL FOWLER

    Board CHAIRMAN

    AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

    APRIL UHEN

    VICE-CHAIRMAN & Illinois Site Coordinator

    JOHN DEERE

    BRITTANY FRITCH

    SECRETARY & Iowa Site Coordinator

    UNITYPOINT HEALTH- TRINITY

    SUE WHEATLEY

    TREASURER

    CITY OF MOLINE

    JOSH SUN

    Board Member

    QUAD CITIES TRAIL & ULTRA RUNNERS

    BREANN NELSON

    Board Member

    LUTHERAN SERVICES IN IOWA

    JACKIE JORDAN

    Board Member

    JOHN DEERE

    SALLY MURPHY

    Board Member

    ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA

    TEGAN BITTING

    STEERING COMMITTEE

    MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA

    Erica Bell

    Steering Committee

    Iowa State University Extension

    Tracy Kotecki

    Executive Director

    Royal Neighbors of America

    Tayler Wheatley

    Steering 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

    Quad Cities
    2081 ASHFORD ROAD
    BETTENDORF, IA 52722

    (309) 644-1015

    girlsontherunqc@gmail.com