Katy Brown ’98 and Girls on the Run (Bowdoin Magazine)

Coach Katy Brown '98 flanked by Kara (left) and Carly (right), at a Girls on the Run 5k last year.

When she became vice president of partnerships and development for Girls on the Run, Katy Brown ’98 had the opportunity to combine two passions-a love of running and a desire to help others-into a career.

We inspire girls to know and activate their limitless potential and to boldly pursue their dreams. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.

Through 187 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, Girls on the Run International is a non-profit that encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.

The programs, which are 10 or 12 weeks long and culminate in a celebratory 5k, concentrate on the girls’ physical, emotional, mental, and social well being and “inspire [them] to be joyful, healthy and confident,” says Katy.

To learn more, volunteer as a coach, or participate as a 5K running buddy, visit the Girls on the Run website.

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