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.
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
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.
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.