|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 the adult charity running "leg" of GOTR. We are a team of athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for our local Girls On The Run of Montgomery County council. 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.
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.