Think back to your childhood and the adult that inspired you along the way and pushed you to meet your goals - imagine if you could support a running buddy to do the same for a young girl running in the Girls on the Run 5K this spring in Chicago!
After a successful inaugural campaign last spring, the Girls on the Run Chicago Associate Board has decided to continue the In Her Corner Campaign to raise funds to support running buddies who will run alongside girls in the 5K to provide encouragement and motivation to feel empowered and confident when crossing the line of the 5K!
Over 85% of girls in our programs receive some sort of financial support to participate, with over 50% coming from low-income communities. In its 20 year history, Girls on the Run Chicago has NEVER turned away a girl for financial reasons. 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.” Having a supportive adult cheering on can create enormous impact for any child.
All proceeds will benefit low-income families in the Chicago area. A $35 donation will provide the 5K registration fee for a running buddy and allow for this special moment of participating in the 5K to happen!
Thank you in advance for your contributions and your support of Girls on the Run!