This spring, Girls on the Run-Chicago will hold three 5ks to celebrate how far each of our 8,000+ Chicagoland girls has come this season. Every girl is joined by a “running buddy” to cheer them on, support them, and make sure they reach the finish line. While the girls’ registration cost is included in their program fees, each running buddy must pay a subsidized fee of $35 towards race costs.
More than 50% of girls in our programs come from low-income communities, and more than 85% receive at least a partial scholarship to participate. Race registration can be a difficult cost for some families to cover. As a member of the GOTR-C Associate Board, I want to be sure every girl has a running buddy in her corner. Having a supportive adult by their side on race day has tremendous impact on our girls' self-esteem.
Please consider a donation today in honor of someone who's been in your corner. Your contribution will make a major milestone – crossing the finish line – that much sweeter for a Chicago girl.
⋆ $35 Support a parent (Squeez’d Girls on the Run-Chicago 5k race registration fees)
⋆ $160 Support a girl (Girls on the Run-Chicago program scholarship)
⋆ $200 Support a family (girl scholarship, parent 5k entry)