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 Coastal Georgia 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. GOTR of Coastal Georgia was established in 2006 to serve Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties and has about 1,000 participants annually.

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


Beth Aldrich

Executive Director

“GOTR makes such a difference in the lives of girls when they are questioning their own self-worth and trying to meet the expectations of others. The strength, confidence, and joy gained are empowering for our next generation of leaders.”

Kathy McCarthy

Site and Coach Liaison

“Being a GOTR coach has made me a better mother, better wife, and keeps me striving to be the best version of myself each and every day. Each season, these girls inspire me!”

Allison Sigmon

Office and Program Manager

“Through GOTR, girls are learning invaluable lessons to help them be successful.”

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

Internship Opportunities
Our Board

Julie Wade

Board Chair

Park Place Outreach

Ryan Smith

Board Treasurer

Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.

Amanda Hollowell

Board Member

LifeLink of Georgia

Justin Vanderbrink

Board Member

JE Dunn Construction Co.

Pat Mathis

Board Member

Pat Mathis Construction Company, Inc.

Suzanne Brown Moseley

Board Secretary

BB&T Insurance Services, Inc.

Melinda Spisso

Board Member

Spisso CPA

Christine Ryan

Board Member


Kristin King

Board Member

New Arts Ensemble

Tim King

Board Member

Savannah Chatham County Public School System

Iris Dayoub

Founder and Former Chair

Alpha Financial Management

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

Board Opportunities

GOTR Coastal Georgia
401 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406

(912) 349-1528