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Sonia Avendano

Sonia Avendano
Chicago, IL United States
Stuff About Me:

learn. dream. live. run.™

Last year I ran my first marathon and ever since I crossed the finish line in October, I have been looking forward to doing it again. I was never passionate about running as I was growing up, so was shocked at how happy running made me as I began training. For the first time, I actually did not dread a work out. Running helped build my confidence, I began taking better care of my body, and it inspired me to begin taking steps to pursue my dreams for my future. The organization Girls on the Run exists for the exact same reasons running has impacted my life.

If you would like to support me and this wonderful organization, you can do so by making a donation on this page. Thank you for your generosity and taking the time out to read about my story.

x Sonia

About Girls on the Run:

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.

learn. dream. live. run.™



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Sonia Avendano's Fundraisers

Team Girls on the Run: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Team Girls on the Run: Bank …

Amount Raised:



121% Raised of $1,000 Goal