From GOTR Girl to GOTR Coach!

By Alex Winegar on 4/13/2017

It is hard to believe that it has been eleven years since I was a Girl on the Run. I participated in each season while I was in third, fourth and fifth grade. I do not remember every lesson, but I do remember how much fun I had. My coach was my favorite teacher and I ran with my best friends. Girls on the Run influenced me and made me the person I am today.


During the fall of my senior year of college, I felt like something was missing. I had been part of the Michiana community for four years but did not feel involved. I applied for an internship with GOTR Michiana because I wanted to fill that gap. As soon as I started my internship in January and met the directors of the program, I fell in love with Girls on the Run all over again. Everyone I met was so joyful and passionate about the program.


I decided that I also wanted to be an assistant coach a few weeks before the 2017 season started. I wanted to see what it would be like on the other side: once a Girl on the Run, now a coach. The girls on my team have so much more energy than I remember having, but they are fun to be around!


I am passionate about Girls on the Run because it teaches lessons that the girls will use their entire lives, not just when they are young. Without even realizing it, I still uphold the core values of GOTR to my own life. The lessons of Girls on the Run are incorporated in my every day life.


I am so thankful to be a part of Girls on the Run once more. Girls on the Run is so much fun!

Girls on the Run Michiana
51160 Bittersweet Road, Suite 202
Granger, IN 46530

(574) 315-2882