The Brooklyn Half - OH BOY
May 17, 2017
BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 101
Running has changed me in so many ways, after qualifying, training and completing my first marathon in NYC in 2015, it gave me power! It was a true testament that I could complete ANYTHING that I set my mind to. I would like all girls to have that feeling. This is why I am raising funds for Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that uses the power of running to inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants. More than 85% of girls taking part in the program receive some sort of financial assistance to participate. All funds raised by the Girls on the Run SoleMates Team go to underwrite program scholarships so that any girl can participate in this life-changing programing, regardless of her family's ability to pay the program fee.