Welcome to Girls on the Run Rio Grande

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run Rio Grande is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

Our 10-12 week program, held at schools in Bernalillo and Valencia counties in New Mexico, fosters girls’ physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being, culminating in a wonderfully uplifting 5k Run/Walk in which everyone is #1! Find out more about our approach.



Girls on the Run Rio Grande will be transitioning to a new website with updated content during Fall 2016. Please check back for more information!



The Girls On The Run-Rio Grande 5k Fun Run Is Fast Approaching!

Lace up your favorite running or walking shoes and join in on the 3rd Annual Girls on the Run Rio Grande 5K Fun Run (& Walk) on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains on the Mesa del Sol 3.1-mile trail and help us celebrate the accomplishments and future of our community’s girls.

RUN DETAILS: The GOTR Rio Grande 5K Run will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 starting and ending at the Mesa del Sol trailhead behind the Aperture Center (glass building) located at 5700 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque.

8:00 AM – On-site registration and packet/t-shirt pickup
8:30 AM – Pre-race activities
9:00 AM – Race Start

Early registration ends April 16: Couples – $40; Adults – $25; Kids – $15
Regular registration ends May 5: Couples – $50; Adults – $30; Kids – $20
Day of Run registration on May 7 (cash or check only): Adults – $35; Kids – $25

If you are interested in volunteering with GOTR at our 2016 5K, please click here.


Thank You to Our Supporters and Partners of the 2016 Girls on the Run 5k!
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Thank You to Our General Supporters and Partners

Girls on the Run is sincerely thankful to the Albuquerque area businesses that have hosted “restaurant nights” for us this year!  Those restaurants include Pizza 9, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Da Vinci’s Gourmet Pizza.  Thank you!

We are also extremely grateful to the many supporters that have made our program a success. We are particularly appreciative of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, who made a generous grant for scholarships for our girls!

Amazon Smile is a new way to donate to GOTR Rio Grande with purchases you make through Amazon!  Click here to link your account to GOTR Rio Grande and *Thank you for shopping*
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Thank you to Albuquerque Involved for making GOTR the June Nonprofit Grant Winner!

Thank You to the NM ISPI and the Women at Work workshop!

On June 10th, the New Mexico Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (NM ISPI) held the 1st Annual Women at Work workshop.  The event was held at and sponsored by Lovelace Women’s Hospital.  Proceeds of the event totaling $250 went to the Girls on the Run Rio Grande Chapter to provide programming for middle school age girls in the community.  This was an awesome and inspiring event with over 40 people in attendance.

Photo:  Left to Right – Stevie Ozier Morrison, Co-VP of Programs NM ISPI; Jim Hughes, President NM ISPI; Kathleen Connors, Board Chair Girls on the Run Rio Grande; Joan Gilewski, Board of Directors Girls on the Run Rio Grande; and Dana Beyal, Council Director Girls on the Run Rio Grande

A Message from GOTR Rio Grande’s Council Manager, Dana Beyal:

“My name is Dana Beyal and I’d like to introduce myself as Girls on the Run Rio Grande’s Council Manager. I am so excited to be working with this wonderful organization! I have spent most of my career working with children in the non-profit field including time with the YMCA and Agave Health. I grew up in Valencia County and received my BA from UNM. I am currently a UNM Law student. I’ve been a runner for the last decade and I am love sharing this passion with my community. Please contact me with any questions or suggestions at I look forward to meeting all of you!”

Click on the Donate icon to make a quick contribution
or go to the MAKE IT HAPPEN page to find out how you can
make it possible for a girl to participate.
And thank you!

We envision a New Mexico where every girl knows
and activates her limitless potential
and is free to boldly pursue her dreams!