|On April 27-28, Girls on the Run – DC’s first official American Odyssey relay team will tackle a 200-mile course from Gettysburg to DC. Our 12 woman realy team is running all day and all night and all the next day to raise money for Girls on the Run – DC!
Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education. GOTR uses exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in the critical pre-teen years and beyond.
By supporting the GOTR DC American Odyssey Relay Team, you will be helping to fund much needed scholarships to ensure that any girl in Washington DC can be a Girl on the Run regardless of income:
$10 = a GOTR water bottle
$50 = a pair of shoes
$165 = one girl to participate in GOTR for one season
$2000 = an entire team to participate in GOTR for one season
Our DC Council served 1,275 girls this past year, 60% of whom were on scholarship. We are estimating that we will serve 2,000 girls in the next year in all 8 Wards of the District!
You can learn more about GOTR here: http://www.gotrdc.org
“It is nearly impossible to describe the positive impact GOTR has had on my daughter. She sees herself improving every week and comes home proudly to talk about how much further she went. It fosters a sense of inclusiveness that is subtle but powerful. This was really something that she didn't think she could do. And we all know how it can change our lives when we get into something and discover that, indeed, we can surprise ourselves!” -GOTR Parent