Author: Molly Barker

  • Finish Strong Like a Kid - by Molly Barker
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    Finish Strong Like a Kid

    Something about the holiday season makes me want to put on fleece pajamas and a pair of fuzzy slippers and slide around on the hardwood floor. You, too? The smell of popcorn and cinnamon coupled with an early evening showing of the Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph or The Christmas Story (you know that great movie that…

  • Finish Strong for Girls on the Run
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    Pledge to Finish Strong

    It’s the end of the year.  We are wrapping up another successful Girls on the Run season, thanks to the 47,000 plus volunteers who help bring this organization to life for so many across North America. We have also enjoyed an incredibly successful partnership with Athleta.  I had the privilege to meet with the Athleta…

  • Taylor's Tale - by Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run
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    Taylor’s Tale

    I’m traveling a ton these days and it never fails…I can spot the runner in the crowd. Whether on an airplane, in a hotel lobby, or dining at the table next to mine, there is this thing that a runner has, does or is, that lets other people know…”I am a runner.” I don’t know…

  • Molly Barker You Rock GOTR
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    Five Reasons to Run with Your Daughter

    1. Running is about empowerment. Running does wonders for your body…sure. But the real wonder comes in how it makes a person feel. Running is feminism at its finest. When you run you OWN yourself, your body, your breath, your thoughts and your intention. Running with your daughter provides her with the experience of body…

  • Girls on the Run
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    Open Your Heart: Becca’s Story

    I’ve been at Girls on the Run for 16 years now. The program has grown from 13 girls in 1996 to serving over 120,000 this past year. That’s a lot of growth. There are so many factors that go into the growth… strong infrastructure, strategic planning, detailed logistics, wonderful and authentic women leading our efforts…

  • Girls on the Run - Sierra's Story by Molly Barker
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    Big, Strong, Beautiful, Bold: Sierra’s Story

    I live and breathe in the world from the view of an eight year-old girl. I just love kids. When I started Girls on the Run, the obesity issue wasn’t much talked about. That was sixteen years ago. As anyone who reads the news knows… it is much talked of now. Couple this with the…

  • Spirit-Girl by Molly Barker
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    I’ve been in the business of empowering girls since 1996 when I founded Girls on the Run. The goal of our program is to provide girls with the tools, strength and inspiration to, as one girl shared with me, “discover the center of who I am.” Thanks to our partnership with Athleta, so many of…

  • Come Home to Yourself - by Molly Barker, Girls on the Run Founder
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    Come Home to Yourself

    In 1996 I started Girls on the Run.  The program provides girls with the tools to, in spite of a world that might suggest otherwise, honor, embrace and celebrate their internal strengths, gifts and talents.  I’ve learned so much from the 8 to 13 year old girls who share their lives with me.  I am…

  • Girls on the Run: Share Your Gifts
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    Share Your Gifts

    (This month, you will begin to see reference to Girls on the Run in the Athleta catalogue and promotional materials. As the Founder of Girls on the Run, I, along with our President Liz Kunz and VP of Partnerships, Katy Brown, had the privilege to meet with the down-to-earth folks at Athleta.  I’m here to…

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