Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit this site and consider donating to Girls on the Run! I have volunteered with GOTR as an assistant coach and have loved working with young girls as they build their self-esteem and adopt healthy lifestyles. I was first drawn to this organization because I was someone who wasn't always the healthiest of people and DREADED gym class and doing anything that involved physical activity. As an adult I changed my ways and have come to love running not only for its health benefits, but also because it affords me an opportunity to relax and reflect.
Philadelphia will be my 10th marathon and I can't think of any other way I'd rather celebrate this milestone than by helping an organization such as GOTR. With your donation GOTR will be able to reach even more young girls and empower them to be confident and happy in their own bodies.
Girls on the Run is an innovative health education and wellness program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk event with life-changing, self esteem enhancing lessons that encourage healthy habits and an active lifestyle for third through eighth grade girls. SoleMates is the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run. We are a team of female and male athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for Girls on the Run programs nationwide. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
To learn more about GOTR and the Solemates program CLICK HERE