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Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.

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Meet our Solemate Wendi!  Wendi has coached with us for 5 seasons and loves GOTR and what is stands for!  She is joining our Solemates family to help raise funds for our scholarship program.  Wendi will be running the Super Hero Half Marathon in May!  https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Wendi-s-SoleMate-Fundraiser

Meet our Solemate, Stephanie!!!!
“My name is Stephanie, I didn’t begin to run until I was 33 years old and I’ll always wish I found running earlier in life. I am a mom to two amazing daughters and I’m so happy to show them that it’s never too late to try something new and set a new goal for yourself. I ran my first half marathon in December and I’m excited for my next half in April. I just started my 3rd season coaching GOTR, I love everything about this important program. I became a solemate to help provide more girls with the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organization.”
 
Thanks Stephanie! You are a rockstar!
 
If you would like to support Stephanie, you can do so here: http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-new-jersey-north/Stephanie-Runs-Rutgers-13-1-for-Girls-on-the-Run #solemates
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We are really excited that Coach Wendy has joined our Solemates team for the SECOND time this year!

Hi Everyone and thank you for taking the time to look at my fundraising page!

As I am about to take on my second season as a Girls on the Run coach, I decided to take on the role of a SoleMate for the second time as well. This program is incredibly rewarding and when the opportunity arose to do it for the NYC Half Marathon, I knew I HAD to do it.
My goal for this race is to raise $1,600 which is enough to provide 5 girls a scholarship for a full season.
please consider donating ANY amount to this amazing organization.
Love,
Wendy
http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-o…/Wendy-Runs-13-1-NYC
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Hi! I am Erin and I will be starting my 2nd season as a GOTR coach for Mohawk Ave in Sparta, NJ this Spring. I am a mom of 3 young girls and a Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing, a boutique style clothing company for Women and Girls.

I ran my first half marathon in 2012 after being encouraged by my father, who started running marathons at 57 years old. We ran most of the course together until his marathon race split off from my half marathon. Finishing that race was the best feeling in the world because I never thought I could run a long distance. In 2016, at the encouragement of my father again, I signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon. We ran the whole race together. He encouraged me during the first half when I was nervous and not so sure I would finish and I encouraged him the second half when he had to slow down due to severe knee pain.

I am not the fastest runner, but nothing gives me a better sense of accomplishment and pride. I see the same thing in my daughter, Alyssa. She is not always the most confident kid, but when she ran her first 5k as a second grader she felt like she could conquer the world. I knew that day I would coach her GOTR team when she entered 3rd grade. I want Alyssa and every girl to have a chance to realize their limitless potential and that is why I am running the NYC Half Marathon as a Solemate.

 

https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Erin-Wainwright-s-NYC-Half-GOTR-Fundraiser

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My name is Lisa Saparito, and I fell in love with Girls on the Run during my first year of teaching in Sparta almost 4 years ago. Girls on the Run allowed me to connect with my students in another element aside from my physical education classes, and reflect on my own character. Over the years I have volunteered for Girls on the Run NJ North as a coach, angel runner, running buddy, and now two-time SoleMate.
This year I will be flying to sunny La Jolla, California to run the La Jolla 1/2 Marathon on April 23, 2017 as a SoleMate. I am excited to be raising money to help get girls into our chapter of GOTR. I strive to be a positive role model in our community and teach my students and GOTR girls to be their best self! I run because it makes me feel confident, determined, relaxed, and healthy.
Some other fun facts about me are that aside from running, I love the beach, reading, travelling, lifting weights, penguins, and the color red. I am also graduating this May with my Master’s Degree, so training for this half marathon will be my therapy! Thanks for your support and wish me luck!!
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