Coming this spring, Girls on the Run - Chicago will hold 3 5Ks to celebrate how far each of our 8,000+ Chicagoland girls have come this season. The Squeez'd Girls on the Run-Chicago 5K series is unique because half of the participants are children! Each girl (or boy) is joined by a "running buddy" to cheer them on, support them and make sure they reach that finish line. While the girls' registration cost is included in their program fees, each "running buddy" must register $35 to enter. This subsidized fee helps aid race costs.
Over 85% of girls in our programs receive some sort of financial support to participate, with over 50% coming from low-income communities. Race registration can be a difficult cost for some families. As a member of the Girls on the Run Chicago Associate Board, I want to make sure every girl has a running buddy with her on race day and that we are "in her corner." Having a supportive adult cheering on and running every step of the way can create an enormous impact for any child. I am looking for ten people to help. Your contribution will make a major milestone -- crossing the finish line -- that much sweeter for a Chicago girl.
One of the 5Ks in May is in Joliet on May 12 -- I will be there cheering on and supporting the girls and hope to see you there!
In Her Corner Impact Levels:
-- $35 Support a parent (Squeez'd Girls on the Run - Chicago 5K race registration fees)
-- $160 Support a girl in the Girls on the Run program (Girls on the Run-Chicago Program Scholarship)
-- $195 Support a family (Girls on the Run-Chicago Program Scholarship + Parent 5K entry)