I'm running the Detroit Turkey Trot Drumstick Double (10K+5K) to support the Girls on the Run SoleMates Program.
Girls on the Run® is an after school program for girls age eight through twelve offered through local YMCAs across metro Detroit. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The total cost for the 10 week program is $120 per girl.
SoleMates is a scholarship program for Girls on The Run, where adults like me train for a race to raise money for program scholarships. These scholarships are used so girls who can not afford the registration fee or proper running attire can participate for free or at a reduced rate.
This is my second season coaching Girls on the Run, and I can tell you first hand what a difference this program makes in the lives of these young ladies and their families.
Thank you for your support!
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