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GOTR Council: Girls on the Run Greenville Health System - Children's Hospital

Project Created on: 07/24/2017

Project Type: SoleMates

Finishing out the last year of my 20's by pounding the pavement for the TCS New York City Marathon in November! I have teamed up with Girls on the Run (GOTR) SoleMates of Greenville to make this experience extra special by giving back to young runners in the community. 

GOTR is a 10-week program accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of elementary or middle schoolers. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for the age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5k, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement. 

As a running buddy a few years back, I have seen firsthand the mission of GOTR in action. The girls were happy, confident, supportive and encouraging to the other runners. I have carried that great experience with me and currently working to setup a GOTR site and become GOTR coach next spring.


Gifts to GOTR provides the funds needed to support key program delivery requirements including program materials, T-shirts for all participants, sneakers to those in need, outreach to underserved communities and grants to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in this transformational program. Please consider making a donation of your choice today! 

  • A donation of $65 can sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl.
  • A donation of $150 can fund running shoes and healthy snacks for three girls.
  • A donation of $199 can provide one very lucky girl with full season scholarship, a GOTR practice t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks at each lesson and her 5K entry fee. 

Will you help GOTR by donating today? 

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