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 Heart of Kansas 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 Heart of Kansas was established in 2011. We now serve Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, Reno, Marion, Saline and Sumner counties and has had over 4000 participants over the past six years.

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

Christy Thomas, MSW

Executive Director


“Girls on the Run inspires me just as much as the girls!”

Kari Scheer

Program Mananger


“WE ARE GIRLS ON THE RUN”

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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Sue Jenkins

Board President

Jarrod McCurry

Board Member

Koch Industries

John Kready

Board Member

Retired Physician

Betty Troutman

Board Member

Troutman Richardson Medical Aesthetics Center LLC

Wendy Johnson

Board Member

USD 259

Katie Bair

Board Member

Koch Industries

Shannon Angle

Board Member

Koch Industries

Don Berner

Board Member

Foulston Siefkin LLP

Raquel Stucky

Board Member

First Gear Running Company

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

Board Opportunities

Heart of Kansas
111 N Mosley
Suite 202
Wichita, KS 67202

(316) 749-8090

christy.thomas@girlsontherun.org