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 Susquehanna Valley was established in 2010. In our first season, 8 girls participated at 1 school. In 2016, we served nearly 800 girls, at 33 sites with almost 200 volunteer coaches. We are currently serving girls in six counties, inlcuding Lycoming, Montour, Colombia, Northumberland, Snyder and Union.

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

Shannon Butters

Executive Director


“I am honored and privileged to be a part of an organization that is inspiring girls to make healthy emotional and physical choices, by giving them the skills and experiences, they both need and desire, to navigate their worlds joyfully and confidently!”

Jill Girio

Northern Tier Program Coordinator


“We are encouraging and giving young ladies the confidence to be the best version of themselves!”

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

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Leslie Imhoof

Board Chair

Assistant Director of Alumni, Parent & Donor Engagement

Michele Walter

Vice Chair

Account Executive-Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Cheryl Stumpf

Founder & Board Member

Counselor and Outreach Coordinator at Susquehanna University Counseling Center

JoAnn Shotko

Board Member

Senior Vice President - BB&T

Megan Ripka

Board Member

Marketing Manager - Penn College

Lauren Wicklund

Board Member

Student Athlete Development at Bucknell University

Alison Hall

Board Member

Owner of The UPS Store in Lewisburg

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 Greater Susquehanna Valley
484 Alexis Dr.
Williamsport, PA 17701

(570) 337-9865

shannon.butters@girlsontherun.org