Girls on the Run-Chicago is a non-profit after-school program with a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. The innovative program combines training for a non-competitive 5k running event with life skills lessons that build positive physical and social-emotional health in participants. GOTRC has made a commitment to ensure that at least 50% of our programs are located in Chicagoland’s most under-resourced, low-income communities.
During the 5k running event, the girls have a "running buddy." A lot of their parents want to be a running buddy for their daughter, but don't have the $35 registration fee. By contributing $35 today, you ensure every girl will have a "running buddy" supporting her along her 5k journey.