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 (3.1 miles) running event with life skills lessons that build positive physical and social-emotional health in participants. Since 1999, Girls on the Run-Chicago has served more than 70,000 girls across Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. This year, more than 2,000 coaches will mentor 11,000 girls, empowering them with the confidence and character they need to become strong, healthy women.
85% of the girls in our program receive finanical assistance to participate. All funds raised by the Girls on the Run-Chicago SoleMates Team go to underwrite the organization's generous financial assistance so that all girls can take part in this life-changing programing!