SoleMates is the adult charity program of Girls on the Run®.
We are male and female athletes who pursue individual goals such as running a marathon or participating in a triathlon to raise money for Kent County Girls on the Run®.
Just as SoleMates members are changed by their experience, Girls on the Run uses running to transform the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to raise enough money to reach every girl, and to educate and prepare her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
Run, Bike or Tri in the event of your choice!
Half marathon, mud run, 5k, sprint triathlon, century ride, obstacle course, golf competition, paddle board, sand castle building, track & field, ultra marathon, 10k…
You get the picture?
With this program you choose the event…ANY event will do! “Choose Your Own Event” SoleMates can select any event and use it as an opportunity to be active, stay healthy, have fun, and raise money for
Kent County GOTR. Sure, we have some events we can suggest (KCGOTR Family Fun Walk; KCGOTR Celebration 5k). But we also recognize that each individual has his/her own idea about staying active and having fun. Choose any activity that you enjoy
and turn it into a fundraiser for the
girls of Kent County.
KCGOTR SoleMates Committee Member: email@example.com
In addition to participating in an inspirational program and changing the lives for young girls across Kent County, SoleMates receive:
• SoleMate Welcome Box
For signing up you will receive a Welcome Box full of goodies!! You will receive a welcome letter, training journal, training guide from Jenny Hadfield, a gift card for a Road ID, GOTR cotton shirt, pledge forms and thank you cards! Everything you need to get started raising funds is in this box. Please allow up to two week for the Welcome Box to ship.
• Opportunities To Receive Additional Rewards
$262-500: A Girls on the Run tech shirt and complimentary entry to the Girls on the Run Celebration 5k.
$500-1000: All of the above, plus receive a free entry to a Gazelle Sports Training program of your choice.
$1000+: All of the above plus a $25 gift certificate to Gazelle Sports, and a refurbished Garmin GPS watch. (Watches are limited to the first 20 SoleMates that reach this level).
• Fundraising Minimums and Support
When you join us as a SoleMate we request a $20 non-refundable Commitment Pledge that goes toward your fundraising. We ask that you raise a minimum of $262 by the end of the calendar year that you sign up or be personally responsible for this amount. If the amount has not been met within the calendar year (by December 31), the credit card on file will be charged for the difference of the amount raised and $262.
Donations made to KCGOTR are tax deductible; we are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
• 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 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 Kent County 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.
The funds you raise allow KCGOTR to provide financial assistance for program fees 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 own or your donors’ employers match charitable contributions! Donations made to KCGOTR are tax deductible; we are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Don’t have a SoleMate you are supporting?How about making a general donation to our Annual Fund. Every dollar is empowering! Click on the link below.