BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
I'll be running my second marathon this October in Chicago and raising money to benefit Girls on the Run Chicago and D.C. I've been a volunteer with Girls on the Run - D.C. since 2013 and it's an orgnization that is very close to my heart. Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nonprofit that helps empower girls from grades 3-8 through running.
The most inspiring part about working with GOTR is helping a girl push herself beyond self-perceived limits. It’s amazing to see the girls grow throughout the season and to play a role in that growth. I’ve met girls that have struggled with running and it’s so rewarding being a running buddy for someone who crosses that finish line on race day. The most inspiring words I’ve heard are “Coach Liz, I did it!”
That’s the inspiration I will take with me to Chicago in October. Please join me in helping more girls be part of this life-changing program.