Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois started serving girls in McHenry County in 2007. With 17 brave girls embarking on a new program that most no one had ever heard of, GOTR McHenry County took off. From 17 to over 300 girls in two short years, word quickly spread of the impact this experiential learning based program had on the young girls in our communities. In 2010 we started serving girls in DeKalb County, adding in Winnebago County in 2013 and Boone County in 2014. Now reaching over 1,400 girls with the help of more than 260 volunteers, GOTRNWIL is focused on bringing kindness to all we do (hopefully with a dash of fun and laughter). Our staff and board are comprised of people who care about the future of our youth. Separately, we are moms, dads, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, professionals, and caregivers. But together we are friends. And together we are making a difference in how girls view themselves and the world around them.