Support Girls on the Run East Central Illinois – Join SoleMates®!

Girls on the Run SoleMates® is the charity running component of Girls on the Run. SoleMates® participants are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a 5k, a marathon or triathlon while raising money for the Girls on the Run East Central Illinois.

The Girls on the Run SoleMates® program provides a great opportunity to give girls examples of healthy living. The Girls on the Run curriculum combines self esteem enhancing lessons with fun workouts to help girls reach the short-term goal of finishing a 5k and whatever long-term goals they can imagine! With SoleMates®, you can achieve your athletic goals and help a girl achieve her dreams!

You pick an event to participate in, and register to participate! Then register to be a SoleMate! By registering to be a SoleMate, you commit to raising a minimum of $300, the equivalent of three full scholarships for agirls to participate in the program when they otherwise would not have been able to afford the registration fee. There is a $10 registration set-up fee for SoleMates, which will count toward your fundraising total! Click here to register!

What it takes…

    Registering for the event of your choice;

    Agreeing to raise a minimum of $300 for Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois.  This amount does include the SoleMates registration fee.

What you get…

    SoleMates Welcome Packet including a SoleMates Technical shirt;

    Your own easy online fundraising page

    Fun incentive prizes that are awarded as you reach and surpass your minimums

    Inspirational and motivational emails from Girls on the Run International and Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois.

What some of our SoleMates have said…

    “Running with Girls on the Run was empowering. I loved running for a cause that went to inspire girls to feel as though they were developing into beautiful, strong women.”

    “Running for SoleMates really added to my accomplishment of my second marathon. I truly felt that when I was getting to mile 22 and 23 that reminding myself I was doing this for Girls on the Run gave me that extra push to finish strong.”

    “I may only be one person, but I am one person who can make a difference! When I look back at my GOTR SoleMate experience I just smile. I never thought I could reach and make a difference in so many lives.”


SoleMates® are changing girls lives one step at a time. Take the first step and sign up!

Questions? Contact Sarah Dowell: