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GOTR HI welcomes new Council Director 

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is an international, non-profit organization that is dedicated to cultivating a world where every girl feels empowered, enriched and encouraged. This program is committed is to empowering girls, at an early age (3rd-8th grade), to learn the skills to improve self-esteem, to build healthier body images, and to cultivate a better sense of community, to prevent the development of “at risk” behaviors. The GOTR Program introduces safe and interactive ways to learn about healthy living. It presents an introductory education curriculum including such important topics as: goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect.

Recently, the GOTR of Hawaii  Board has selected Annee Imle to join the staff as the new Council Director. Annee succeeds Jen Gardner, who has been Council Director since 2012. Annee brings more than 12 years of management experience working with nonprofit social service organizations. Previously, she has served as Director of Navy Marine Corps Relief Society in Sigonella, Italy, as Program Director of Habitat for Humanity of Island County in Oak Harbor, WA and as VP of Development for Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville, FL. Annee received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She had served as a Brownie Troop Leader for Girl Scouts, prior to her coaching for GOTR in Northeast Florida,

“I’m excited to work with such amazing volunteers to help Girls on the Run-Hawaii reach every girl who wants to participate,” says Annee Imle. Arriving in Hawaii in April, she and Christian, her US Navy pilot husband, will be calling Kailua home.


Want GOTR HI at your school?

It’s easy to bring the GOTR program to your school!  We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 season that runs from August to November 2015.  To be considered for Fall 2015, new site applications must be received by July 24, 2015.  Check out our “Start a Team” page under the Program dropdown for more info on what to do next.

GOTR HI is currently expanding to new sites on the island of Oahu for 2015 as we are not yet set-up to support outer island sites.  But if you are located on the islands of Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, or Hawaii, please don’t hesitate to contact us about how we can work towards bringing GOTR to your island!

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Interested in sponsoring or partnering with GOTR HI at the overall program level, for a school/site, or for a 5K event?


The success of GOTR HI’s programming and 5K events relies solely on support from the community.  This is why GOTR HI is excited to offer multiple sponsorship and partnership opportunities.  For more information, contact Council Director Annee Imle at today.  Mahalo for giving back to your keiki!




Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.