BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
Hard to believe it, but it's Year 4 of running the Chicago Marathon with Girls on the Run!
Running the streets of Chicago for Girls on the Run is always a favorite for me every year because it always reminds me of the incredible support from family and friends who help me raise over $1000 each year for this great organization.
Empowerment is so important - which is why I'll be running the Chicago Marathon this October on behalf of Girls on the Run for a fourth year. 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. For three years, I raised over $3,000 for the Chicago chapter and look forward to adding another $1,000 to that total. Girls on the Run prepares girls at a young age to be confident and overcome challenges.This organization truly changes lives and makes such a positive impact on young girls from a very early age, and every dollar helps!
The Girls on the Run 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.