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.


Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio fosters an inclusive environment and offers the opportunity for all girls to participate, regardless of financial situation, through our scholarships program. You can request financial assistance via our online program registration each season. You will be notified during that process of your reduced program fee if applicable. Please email us with any additional questions at

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


Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions


NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people


Lisa Krebs

Executive Director

“Lisa is excited to have the opportunity to lead and grow this organization to continue bringing meaningful, positive change to our community, one girl at a time.”

Sarah Gabel

Program Director

“Watching the girls complete the program each season has showed Sarah what a difference Girls on the Run can make in a young girl’s life. The girls’ sense of self and confidence grows each season and she wants to help bring this program to all girls in Northwest Ohio.”

Chrystie Paris

Volunteer Coordinator

“Chrystie loves pouring her heart and sole into GOTR, and seeing the girls reach their limitless potential!”

Jill Porter

Program Assistant

“As a coach, Jill has seen firsthand the benefits to the girls in their daily lives. The lessons of confidence building, goal setting, positive behaviors, and community service are what Jill loves most about what Girls on the Run has to offer.”

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

Employment Opportunities
Our Board

Brandon Gabel



Colleen Werner

Vice Chair


Therese Wilkinson


Black & White Transportation

Kristen Connelly


Skiver & Associates

Nancy Camarota

Board Member


Sarah Diller

Board Member

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick

Jodi Farschman

Board Member

Bittersweet Farms

Itzel Krauss

Board Member

Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD

Brittanie Kuhr

Board Member

Lourdes University

Lindsay McKibben

Board Member

Heather Pierson

Board Member

St. Ursula Academy

Jackie Vannuyen

Board Member

ProMedica, Puckett & Vannuyen

Kary Whearty

Board Member

University of Toledo Medical Center

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

Board Opportunities

Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio
6024 Renaissance Pl. Suite E
Toledo, OH 43623

(419) 318-9211