Whether it is your first, second or 100th race, Team Girls on the Run will help you cross the finish while you help thousands of girls cross theirs…
Girls on the Run can guarantee your entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! All team members are asked to commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 (fundraising commitments are lower, $300 or $600, if you already have an entry as a time or legacy qualifier). In exchange for that generous commitment, team members enjoy some outstanding benefits including free training, Girls on the Run to cover your entry fee (if using a guaranteed entry), free cheer shirts for friends and family, team gatherings, and much more!
Girls on the Run, it is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) life-changing, after-school program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Simply put, Girls on the Run transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The mission is achieved by volunteer coaches who meet with the girls as a team twice per week for 12 weeks as they complete the curriculum which creatively integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants.
Approximately 85% of girls request and receive financial assistance to participate. Join Team Girls on the Run or make a donation today so that every girl can participate in this life-changing, after-school program regardless of her family's ability to pay the program fee.
Girls on the Run-Chicago
Every donation has a huge impact!
$10 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$25 will cover the cost of 150 bananas for the 5k finish line
$44 will cover the cost of 50 tiaras for the girls to decorate at the activities tent at the 5k
$152 will cover the cost of one girl to participate in the program for one season
$260 will cover the cost of water bottles for 400 girls
$335 will cover the cost of program t-shirts for 85 girls
$525 will cover the cost of all curriculum materials and supplies for 6 teams
$796 will cover the cost of training 20 new coaches
$988 will cover the cost of finisher medals for 650 girls
$1,500 will cover the cost of healthy snacks for 15 teams of 15 girls
$2,283 will cover the cost to implement the program at one new low-income site
On behalf of more than 1 million girls who have participated in GOTR throughout North America to-date and the 10,000 Girls on the Run-Chicago hopes to serve this year, THANK YOU!