Girls on the Run® and Stride are non-profit prevention programs that encourage pre-teen girls and boys to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The Wilmington Family YMCA administers Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina and serves the counties of Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Sampson, Craven and Carteret.

These programs aren't just about finishing a race. They're about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include:

  • nutrition and fitness
  • goal setting
  • communication skills
  • making a difference
  • working as a team
  • character development

Who can join?

Girls on the Run is for 3rd through 5th grade girls and Girls on Track is for girls in middle school. STRIDE is for 3rd through 6th grade boys. There is no need to have any previous running experience and kids don't even have to consider themselves athletic to participate. The great thing about running is that anyone can do it! You don't need lots of money or time to get in shape and learn a new skill. Come join the fun and experience the positive rewards of finishing a race and stepping across the finish line!

Upcoming Races - Spring 2014 Race Dates

How to REGISTER as a running buddy.
Only one running buddy per GOTR/STRIDE participant.

Proceeds from all races support Girls on the Run and Stride.

Brunswick County 5K
April 12, 2014
Click here to register
2014 Race Results

Onslow, Craven, Carteret, Jones Counties
Marine Chevy Shuffle
May 10, 2014
Click here to register.
Click here to volunteer.

New Hanover, Duplin, Columbus, Pender and Sampson Counties
May 17, 2014
Click here to register.