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Trisha Stayton's Fundraiser:

GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Trisha Stayton

THE STORY:

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So much so, that this past spring I have committed to coaching GOTR at my son's school for a third year. These girls are such a joy. Over the season I get to watch them learn how to become more healthful and confident girls. They truly enjoy coming to practice to learn and make new friends. Even when girls have heard the lesson from a previous year they still contribute to the conversations, and as most of us know, lessons sometimes need to be taught to us a few times before they stick. Right?

As in years past, I have also committed to raising funds for GOTR by running the Chicago marathon so that girls who are interested in participating can, even when they may not be financially able to cover the cost. Not to mention making sure these girls get their healthy after school snack.  ;-)

Please join me in supporting this great organization for young girls, by donating money, unless you would rather join me on the 26.2 mile course. 

If your company matches donations, please consider submitting a matching request. 

Scroll down to read how my current training is coming along, my GOTR coaching experience, and more info about the GOTR organization.

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Some tidbits about Girls on the Run - Chicago

Did you know that more than 75% of Girls on the Run participants request scholarship funding to be able to participate in our program?

Did you know that all funds raised by the SoleMates team go to underwrite these scholarship funds?

$2,547: Covers the cost to implement the program at one new low-income site

$1,500: Covers the cost of healthy snacks for 15 teams of 15 girls

$938: Covers the cost of finisher medals for 700 girls

$761: Covers the cost of training 10 new coaches

$485: Covers the cost of all curriculum materials and supplies for 8 teams

$330: Covers the cost of program t-shirts for 85 girls

$255: Covers the cost of water bottles for 300 girls

$141: Covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season

$47: Covers the cost of the average program scholarship across four income tiers

$25: Covers the cost of 150 bananas for the 5K finish line

To find out even more about GOTR organization visit their site. There’s probably one near you!

 

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GOTR 2016 SPRING SEASON — Coaching Experience

I was so excited to see so many returning girls and lots of new faces this season. We had so many girls this year we had to divided them into two teams for doing our lessons and activities but come together during our workouts. 

We were pretty lucky to have decent enough weather to get outside for most of our workouts. Some days were a bit chilly when standing still, so it was a good motivator to get, and keep, the girls moving. "Don't have to run, just move forward."

When it came to the end of our season, many of us were looking forward to the end of season 5K. I think the only people who weren't looking forward to it were a couple of girls who were afraid they had to run the race. Once they were assured they could go at their own pace, even if it meant walking the whole distance their attitude and excitement quickly changed. During the race, on the other hand, I did hear pretty much through the whole course, "how much longer" "I can't go any further" "do we really have to finish" "I'm never doing a 5K again" and so on. But let me tell you, once they crossed that finish line… I was so proud! One girl even said, "I'll do another 5K." I'll do what I can to help her achieve another. ;-)

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CHICAGO MARATHON 2016 — Training Experience

Training season has begun! While I have not been able to make the weekly long group runs I have found some time to get training in. We've already have had a few hot days making getting out the door and committing to a run a bit difficult, but anyone who knows me knows come October 9 I'll not only cross that start but also the finish line one way or another… run, walk or crawl!

$1,143

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $189

  • Lisa Crowe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $193

  • Anonymous

    $177.11

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

    $193

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

    $177

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

    $189

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114% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $277,963 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Shubra

Amount Raised

$2,815

Fundraiser Title

Douglas Marello

Amount Raised

$2,700

Fundraiser Title

Gladys Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tegan Chesney

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jerry Redmond

Amount Raised

$2,155

Fundraiser Title

Rick Dutch

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Comiskey

Amount Raised

$2,004

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

DONATION: $189

2 years ago

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

DONATION: $177

2 years ago

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Matching Gift

DONATION: $193

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $177.11

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $193

2 years ago

Lisa Crowe

Lisa Crowe

DONATION: $25

In honor of Trisha's great work with GOTR! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $189

2 years ago