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 of Greater Milwaukee 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 of Greater Milwaukee was established in 2007 to serve Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and has had close to 5,000 participants over the past nine 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

Tina Jones

Executive Director


“Girls on the Run is an amazing organization and I’m thrilled to be able to help empower young girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds, deal with the challenges that they face in their daily lives. I am a Mom of three kids, two of them girls and I understand how important a program like Girls on the Run can be to them. I am also a runner and triathlete and I know how much I count on my physical exercise to help keep me balanced in life.”

Kim Timms

Program Manager


“I have been an athlete all my life and now, as a mother of three daughters, I understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I am so excited to be a part of Girls on the Run, an organization that gives young girls the tools they need to develop healthy habits, both physically and mentally! Having completed an Ironman Triathlon and coaching other first time women and children triathletes, I know first hand how powerful it is to see people do more than they ever thought possible.”

Kristi Knoedler

Program Coordinator


“I am happy to be part of the Girls on the Run team, working to bring this wonderful program to girls all over the Milwaukee area. I first fell in love with Girls on the Run when I served as a volunteer coach. This program teaches girls many important life lessons while encouraging them to be healthy and active. As a parent, teacher, and athlete, I love the message that Girls on the Run delivers.”

Katy Matola

Operations Director


“As a parent of four children, three of whom are young girls, I understand how important it is that they feel confident and self assured of who they are. I have a passion for working with volunteers and not only empowering the girls in the GOTR program but inspiring some adults along the way as well. Girls on the Run is an amazing organization that allows me to share my enjoyment of running and athletic activity with others in my community.”

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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Katie Schoen

Board Chair

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Stephanie Gurgel

Board Treasurer

Northwestern Mutual

Amy Fallucca

Board Vice-Chair

Bravent

Bridget Quick

Board Secretary

Harley-Davidson Motor Co.

Adrienne Ridgeway

Board Member

Marquette University

Katrina Hull

Board Member

Michael Best & Friedrich

Janine Emmer

Board Member

Associated Bank

Mark Alberg

Board Member

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare/Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

Kristy Unkel

Board Member

Artisan Partners Limited Partnership

Ann Rovito

Board Member

Children’s Hospital of WI

Corey Sheahan

Board Member

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kate Bechen

Board Member

Husch Blackwell, LLP

If interested in applying for our Board of Directors, please email Board Member Janine Emmer.

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run Greater Milwaukee
5800 N. Bayshore Drive
Suite A226
Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 367-8171

info@gotr-milwaukee.org