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. Over the course of the program, girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.
Later this spring, when the girls "graduate" the program, they will take part in a 5K to celebrate how far they've come. Each girl is joined by a “running buddy” to cheer them on and make sure they reach that finish line. While the girls’ registration cost is included in their program fees, each “running buddy” must pay $35 to enter. Race registration can be a difficult cost for some families - More than 50% of girls in our programs come from low-income communities and 85% receive at least a partial scholarship to participate.
As a member of the GOTRC Associate Board, I want to be sure every girl has a running buddy “in her corner” and so I'm asking you to please consider making a gift today in honor of someone who's shown up for you.
Your contribution will make a major milestone – crossing the finish line – that much easier for a Chicago girl!
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)