BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
I'm currently training to run the ING NYC Marathon for fall 2011. I have decided to run the marathon through Girls on the Run Solemates. The Girls on the Run SoleMates® program provides a great opportunity to give girls an example of healthy living.
About Girls on the Run SoleMates®
SoleMates is the adult charity running leg of Girls on the Run® (GOTR). The Girls on the Run® mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development.
The Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.