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.


On Your Mark-Get Set-Go!! The Steuben Rural Health Network at The Institute for Human Services, Inc. is excited to announce the Spring 2017 Season of Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier (GOTRST). This Spring, GOTRST will offer teams throughout the counties of Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler, and Allegany Counties, where over 375 girls in grades 3rd-8th will participate.

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


Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions


NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people


Jacklyn Woollett

Associate Director at The Institute for Human Services, Inc.


Krystle Blencowe

Council Director for Girls on the Run; Health Program Specialist for Steuben Rural Health Network


Krissy Hamilton

Race Director for GOTRST


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

Corporate Opportunities
Our Board

Mark R. Alger

Retired Steuben County Manager

Robert W. Anderson, Ph.D.

Director for Allegany Co. Department of Community Services

Patricia A. Baroody

Director for Steuben County Office of the Aging

Bernard J. Burns

Executive Director at The Arc of Steuben

Amy Christensen, Esq.

Deputy Director of Legal Assistance of Western New York

Jeffrey E. Eaton

CEO for Arbor Development

Rob Gilchrist

CEO for Hornell Area Family YMCA

Sarah S. Heineman

Board Member for United Way of the Southern Tier

Jane Jamison

Board Member for Liaison Bethesda Foundation Board

Ted Kordela

Executive Director for Family Services of Chemung County, Inc.

Joann Kowalski

Director of Recruitment and Programs Continuing Education and Graduate Studies Elmira College

Kathryn Muller

Commissioner Steuben Co. Dept. of Social Services

Laura Opelt

Executive Director Catholic Charities Steuben

Laura Rossman

Executive Director Pro Action of Steuben and Yates Inc

Joseph L. Rumsey

Superintendent Bath Central School District

Pamela Schu

Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager MOVE! Coordinator Bath VAMC

The Southern Tier
50 Liberty Street
Bath, NY 14810

(607) 776-9467, ext. 229