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.

What’s New at GOTR-RG?

logo-SoleMatesBIG NEWS! Girls on the Run Rio Grande is kicking off the first ever **SoleMates** Running Program! This is YOUR opportunity to help support GOTR-RG while training with us for a 5k, 10k, or half marathon of your own!  Our SoleMates program will kickoff in January of 2015 and will culminate at the Albuquerque Half Marathon on April 18th, 2015.  Join us by clicking below!

Girls on the Run Rio Grande 2015 SoleMates Program


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


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*
Amazon Smile – Girls on the Run Rio Grande


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

GOTR Rio Grande is excited to announce that we have a new Council Manager!

Please help us welcome Dana Beyal to our family!  See her introduction below:

“My name is Dana Beyal and I’d like to introduce myself as Girls on the Run Rio Grande’s new Council Manager. I am so excited to start 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 starting at UNM Law in the fall. I’ve been a runner for the last decade and I am looking forward to sharing this passion with my community. Please contact me with any questions or suggestions at I look forward to meeting all of you!”

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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!