Every woman was once a girl--and at Girls on the Run-Chicago, we inspire girls 8-14 to activate their limitless potential. Thanks to the work of our 2,700 volunteer coaches and many supporters, more than 8,000 Chicagoland girls will participate in Girls on the Run's experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Later this spring, they'll take part in one of three 5Ks to celebrate how far they've come.
The Girls on the Run-Chicago 5K series is the celebratory “graduation” for girls in the program. Each girl 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, but race registration can be a difficult cost for some families.
As a member of the GOTRC Associate Board, I want to be sure every girl has a running buddy and we are “in her corner.”
In Her Corner Impact levels
$35 - Support a parent (Girls on the Run-Chicago 5k race registration fees)
$50 - Healthy snacks for 5 girls during the Spring program season
$205 - Support a girl (Girls on the Run-Chicago program scholarship)