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Ellie Holcomb's Fundraiser:

SoleMates: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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THE STORY:

Ellie Holcomb

Team: Girls on the Run Chicago, Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2014

I fell in love with running when I commited to my first 5K. I think my addiction lies in setting, striving for, and reaching goals. I remember the first time I ran 1, 2, or more miles straight and how excited I was afterwards! 

After 5Ks became child's play, I decided to run a half marathon. During my training I'd close my eyes and visualize the finish line, getting a medal, sipping Starbucks afterwards, anything to get my feet through a few more miles. Accomplishment feels so great

In the end, though, what got me through 13.1 wasn't the promise of cake or knowing that finishing meant getting to sit down. I got through it by dedicating miles to my loved ones and running for them, not me. 

It only makes sense that I run my first 26.2 for someone else, too.

As I train for my first full marathon, I've set an even bigger goal. I'm going to raise $1000 for Girls On The Run and run the Chicago Marathon as a SoleMate. This marathon will be less about me and my time splits and more about the girls GOTR sponsors.  

"Girls on the Run is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development." 

What I love about Girls On The Run is that through running, they teach girls that they can accomplish anything that they set their minds to. This is for sure one of the most important things I've learned from running-I've applied the confidence running has given me to applying for college, setting goals for grades and jobs, and more. 

Every donation has a huge impact!

$5 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$47 covers the cost of the average program scholarship 
$141 covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,245

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ellie Holcomb

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Meredith & Brad Bills

    $50

  • Ellie Holcomb

    $15

  • Nick Valledor

    $20

  • Paul & Rena Finster

    $50

  • Aaron Finster

    $20

  • Shana Stites

    $25

  • Dawn and Robert Bartel

    $25

  • Orange Leaf fundraiser

    $75

  • Aaron Finster

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Ellie Holcomb

    $20

  • Billy & Windy

    $20

  • Margaret & Karl

    $50

  • Donn Hess & Robin Henshaw

     

  • Greg and Cami Walker

    $50

  • Ted and Karen Braun

    $50

  • Gary and Sara DelNero

    $50

  • Bonnie Holcomb

    $100

  • Mana and Minati

    $50

  • Joyce and Glenn Donnelly

    $50

  • Carol Cardone

    $25

  • Aly and Robert Ridgley

    $25

  • Chicago Marathon Party

    $100

  • Mike and Kelly Mollerus

     

  • Bartel Family Leawood

     

  • Pam Bartel

    $30

  • Amy Terreros

    $20

  • Katherine Annemarie

    $10

  • Rosie Delnero

    $10

  • Meredith & Brad Bills

    $50

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125% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $285,995 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Warner

Amount Raised

$3,325

 

222% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daisy Ventura

Amount Raised

$3,198

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

karilyn thibodeau

Amount Raised

$2,922

 

58% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Conklin

Amount Raised

$2,750

 

183% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Stewart

Amount Raised

$2,690

 

179% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Ainsley

Amount Raised

$2,355

 

157% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,261

 

151% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maryann Mooney

Amount Raised

$2,232

 

149% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Meredith & Brad Bills

Meredith & Brad Bills

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rosie Delnero

Rosie Delnero

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Katherine Annemarie

Katherine Annemarie

DONATION: $10

Go Ellie! Go! 3 years ago

Amy Terreros

Amy Terreros

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Pam Bartel

Pam Bartel

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Bartel Family Leawood

Bartel Family Leawood

3 years ago

Mike and Kelly Mollerus

Mike and Kelly Mollerus

3 years ago

Chicago Marathon Party

Chicago Marathon Party

DONATION: $100

Thanks, everyone! 3 years ago

Aly and Robert Ridgley

Aly and Robert Ridgley

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Carol Cardone

Carol Cardone

DONATION: $25

3 years ago