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Free all-girls running club

Girls Gone Gazelle is a not-for-profit, all-girls running club that began for pre-teens but from time to time does accept older girls. Members of the club can be found training on the indoor track at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, in Shubie Park and around the Halifax Commons. Each run club follows a learn-to-run program created by Coach Stacy that is designed for children and promotes confidence, body acceptance and socialization.

Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club gives girls an opportunity to participate in a non-competitive running group that creates an enjoyment of physical activity. We provide a safe and respectful environment that builds the girls’ self-esteem and knowledge of exercise, while learning to run up to 5K.

With childhood obesity on the rise, the goal of Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club is to help young girls become active before junior high. By incorporating regular cardiovascular activity between the ages of 8-12 we hope to increase the probability of them staying active through their teen years, thereby reducing the chance of weight related issues during puberty.

We believe that joining Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club will not only create memorable childhood experiences and life-long friendships, but also develop self-confidence and effective stress management techniques while connecting with positive role models in the form of adult female runners and guest speakers.


We offer three learn-to-run sessions each year (Spring, Summer and Fall) located in Dartmouth and Halifax. We are happy to add your potential Gazelle to the waiting list for the next session.


Update from Coach Stacy

Wow, 2014 was one hectic year.  It was the first year that Sole Sisters Women’s Race (the LARGEST WOMEN’S 5K IN CANADA) had only one race director, Stacy Chesnutt (“Coach Stacy”). With full control of the event, Coach Stacy was able to finally do the one thing she always intended…  use the net proceeds from Sole Sister to guarantee Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club (“GGG”) could expand and remained free (all costs like buying team uniforms, paying track fees, race fees, supplying running shoes, insurance everything is paid by GGG) to its participants!  It meant a lot of work, but she increased the race and for the first time, the race was selected by Canadian Running Magazine as a must-do BUCKET LIST race!  Are you interested in supporting this awesome confidence club?  Then participate in one of the races that fund our club: Benny Bulldog Race Weekend, Sole Sisters Women’s Race or the Lucky 7 Relay.


Founder and Head Coach
Girls Gone Gazelle Run Club

Proud supporters of girls running