|Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. It 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 in 8-12 year old girls. GOTR® uses the experience of training for and running a 5K race to show girls that anything is possible.|
SoleMates is a fundraising campaign of GOTR®. We are a team of female and male athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running, triathlons, and cycling, to raise money for our important programs. SoleMates provides a great opportunity to give girls an example of healthy living. By joining a team who supports GOTR®, you can play a vital role in ensuring the future success of GOTR® programs and have an impact on the lives of thousands of young women who will benefit from these programs in 2011.
Just as SoleMates members are changed by their experience, GOTR uses running to transform the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to raise enough money to reach every girl, and to educate and prepare her for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living.