Contact Us: 734-712-3456

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan is now being sponsored by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Their office has moved into the Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center where a great synergy between health and wellness aligns with both organizations’ mission and goals of health and well-being.

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What is Girls on the Run?

Girls on the Run ParticipantsGirls on the Run is more than a program. It is a philosophy - a way of being. Girls on the Run is a life-changing character development program for girls in 3rd - 8th grade that uses the power of running to teach every girl about her personal power and the importance of being healthy and active. The after-school program combines training to participate in a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts and a community service project. The teams, which consist of 8 to 15 girls, meet two times per week right after school for an hour and a half. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Furthermore, they encourage participants to talk with their family every day about what is going on with them. The 12-week curriculum attempts to help each girl find and stay true to her REAL self.

For more information or to get involved, contact Danielle Johnson, Director at, or call 734-712-5640.