Program Impact

GOTR International

Girls on the Run International has evaluated program efficacy since 2002 when Rita Debate, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, developed a formal evaluation tool entitled "Girls on the Run: An Assessment of Self-Esteem, Body Image and Eating Attitudes." Several preliminary descriptive and quasi-experimental studies have been conducted since that time.  Results of these evaluations demonstrated:
  • Statistically significant improvement in:
    • Body image
    • Eating attitudes
    • Self-esteem
  • Positive changes regarding attitudes towards physical activity and health behaviors
  • Increasingly active lifestyle for program participants

Read more about the specific findings of Dr. Debate’s research.