At Girls on the Run Chicago, we inspire girls 8-14 to activate their limitless potential. As we know, it takes a village to support girls as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow. This year, thanks to the work of our 2,700 volunteer coaches and many supporters, more than 10,000 Chicagoland girls will participate in Girls on the Run's experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program culminates in an awesome 5K event where girls get to celebrate completing the program with friends and family.
At the 5K, each 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 register and pay $35 in order to participate. This subsidized fee helps aid race costs, but race registration can be a difficult cost for some families to manage.
Our Associate Board wants to show girls we are all in their corner, so each year we fundraise to provide running buddy scholarships to ensure every girl has a running buddy alongside her at the 5K. This year, we are raising $10,000 to cover 286 running buddy scholarships and we hope you will help us reach this goal.
A gift of $35 covers one running buddy registration and that gift will make a major milestone--crossing the finish line--that much sweeter for a Chicago girl. Thank you in advance for helping make sure that every girl is able to experience this event with someone cheering her on every step of the way. Together, we know that we can make a difference!
Campaign Impact Levels
$35 - Pays the 5K entry for a caring adult to run the 5K alongside their girl
$50 - Provides healthy snacks for 5 girls for the entire Spring season
$240 - Sponsor a girl's participation in the Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole program