EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2014
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 to support 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!