Run, Bike, or Tri in the Event of Your Choice
Half marathon, mud run, 5k, sprint triathlon, century ride, 1-mile family fun walk, obstacle course, golf competition, paddle boarding, sand castle building, track & field, ultra marathon, 10k…
You get the picture? With this program you choose the event…ANY event will do! The “Choose Your Own Event” SoleMate can select any event and use it as an opportunity to be active, stay healthy, have fun, and raise money for GOTR LA. Sure, we have some events we like to offer for team participation. But we also recognize that each individual has their own idea about staying active and having fun. Choose any activity that you enjoy and turn it into a fundraiser for the girls of LA County!
What is SoleMates?
SoleMates is a fundraising program of Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County (GOTR LA). SoleMates are male and female adult athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon or participating in a triathlon or cycling event, to raise money for the Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County.
By joining Girls on the Run SoleMates, you play a vital role in ensuring the future success of Girls on the Run® programs that impact the lives of hundreds of young women throughout Los Angeles County every year.
What You Get
In addition to participating in an inspirational program and changing the lives for young girls across Los Angeles, SoleMates receive:
- Girls on the Run New Balance technical training shirt
- Training Manual with marathon, half marathon, and 5K plans for all levels developed by Jenny Hadfield, co-author of best-selling “Marathoning for Mortals” and “Running for Mortals”
Fundraising Minimums and Support
When you join us as a SoleMate we request a $50 non-refundable Commitment Pledge that goes toward your fundraising. We ask that you raise a minimum of $250 and will support you every step of the way with an effortless fundraising web page, fundraising ideas, tips and support. We ask you to raise a minimum of $250 on or before 30 days after completing the race or be personally responsible for this amount. Raise a minimum of $250 30 days before your event and you will receive a Girls on the Run race day technical shirt.
It’s Easy to Get Started!
Once you join SoleMates through our easy online registration, you’ll receive information to set up your website and you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals! Please note that registration for SoleMates does not include registration to the actual race you select. You will still need to register for the event of your choice independently.
Your Fundraising Dollars at Work
Girls on the Run programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. Our goal is for every girl in Los Angeles to have the opportunity to be a Girl on the Run, regardless of background or income. No girl is ever turned away for inability to pay. Your fundraising dollars will allow GOTR LA to provide scholarships to girls who otherwise could not afford this life-changing program. $175 will support one girl for an entire season of Girls on the Run!
Don’t forget to ask if your or your donors’ employers match charitable contributions! Donations made to GOTR LA are tax deductible; we are a 501c3 non-profit organization (20-5115367).
Still Have Questions?
We look forward to having you as a SoleMate. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to call 626-590-4770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org