you go girls

building resilient runners


THIS FALL: Along with our fun runs and games, we'll be exploring an orchard, painting pumpkins, and checking out the Philly Marathon Expo!

Since 2009 You Go Girls has empowered female and transgender adolescents to grow both personally and socially in the context of running. The key focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for each participant to develop a feeling of personal power and social connection within a non-competitive running club.


Adolescence is an important bridge in a young person’s life. Young people are developing an awareness of self, their physical capability, and community. You Go Girls seeks to fill the gap in competitive sports programming to provide a safe entry into sport and team, and for each participant to learn valuable life skills in the context of running and play. You Go Girls is open to all cisgender female and transgender female participants in grades 2-6.

Groups are divided into 2nd-3rd grade YGG Junior and 4th-6th grade YGG Varsity. Groups meet from 3:30-5pm at Markward Playground at 300 S. 25th Street. Runs are 1-3 miles and participants can choose the distance they want to run. Runs are typically on the Riverwalk, or to Penn Park, Penn Campus, Penn's Biopond. Our time together also includes fun tag games, rolling down hills, and other playful activities.

COVID precautions: Masks are currently optional in alignment with Philadelphia Board of Health and Philadelphia's All Clear status. We reassess throughout each season.

LOCATION: Markward Playground at 300 S. 25th St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 at the corner of Delancey and S. 25th St.


YGG Jr.:

WEDNESDAYS 3:30 to 5pm including 3:20 pick-up at The Philadelphia School by a YGG Coach to walk to park.

YGG Varsity:

WEDNESDAYS 3:30 to 5pm. Varsity runners typically walk to the park from the local schools or are accompanied by a parent, but they are also welcome to meet the Junior group on the 25th St. side of The Philadelphia School and walk over with a YGG Coach.


FALL Dates

WEDNESDAYS Sept 14-November 30, and Friday, Nov 18 Marathon Expo.

Make-up week for any missed days due to weather - Dec 7

Please register here for Fall. 

Contact Director, Meg Waldron, if you have additional questions here