We like to practice what we preach by working with organizations that empower girls and women–and Girls on the Run Capital Region is the first official community partner (and beneficiary of our first fitness fundraiser) that we have the pleasure to collaborate with. You will read about them and what they are up to regularly on this website.
But we don’t want to hog all the fun. You can also support this important organization that is changing the lives of many girls in the Capital Region. Here are 3 ways:
Empower Girls as a Running Buddy
Running Buddies are adult volunteers who make a connection with a team of girls and complete the 5K together – for fun and for the safety of our girls. Running Buddies provide encouragement and support to a team throughout the course of the season. They act as cheerleaders through weekly notes, coming to the running portion of practices if they want to (although not required), attending the practice 5K, and completing the end of season 5K with the team (required).
Running Buddies have admitted that they get as much out of this “virtual mentoring” relationship as the girls! For more information or to sign up as a running buddy, visit www.GOTRCR.org/Volunteer/RunningBuddy.
Raise Funds for GOTR as a SoleMate
We’ve already covered this before–but we don’t mind doing it again. SoleMates is the adult charity program of Girls on the Run. The program provides female and male athletes of all abilities the opportunity to raise money for GOTR while training for an athletic event of their choice.
SoleMates set personal goals such as running a 5K, a half or full marathon, or completing a triathlon to raise critically needed scholarship funds for the Capital Region chapter of GOTR. It’s free and easy and GOTR provides the online platform to help you gather donations. You can even create a SoleMates Team and raise money together while collectively reaching your training goals!
By joining GOTR SoleMates, you can play a vital role in ensuring the future success of GOTR programs that impact the lives of young women throughout the Capital Region each year. For more information or to start your own fundraiser, check out www.GOTRCR.org/SoleMates.
Participate in the GOTR 5K
Finally, you can participate in the Girls on the Run 5K, which occurs semi-annually in the Spring and Fall. You run as a solo or in a team, or if you’re not a runner, volunteer to help make it all happen. For more information or to sign up, go to www.GOTRCR.org/5K.