GOTR SoleMates


Use the power of running to make a difference in the lives of girls!

SoleMates are male and female charity athletes who participate in a race of their choosing (marathon, half marathon, triathlon, anything you want!) and raise funds for Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa!

Step 1: Choose an event...anything you'd like!

Half-marathon, marathon, 5k, triathlon, relay race...the choice is yours! Register for your event and then register as a SoleMate and make a difference in the life of a girl. You can be a SoleMate with an individual effort or as part of a team!

Step 2: Register right here.

Once you pay $25 to register as a SoleMate, you'll receive a link to set your own fundraising goal (minimum of $275, though we've had SoleMates raise more than $2,000!), personalize your fundraising page with a picture and a paragraph about why you believe in Girls on the Run. Your $25 registration fee goes toward your $275 fundraising minimum!

Step 3: Reach out to your friends and family!

Your welcome packet with fundraising suggestions will have many helpful tips for success!

Step 4: Raise funds while training and then rock your race and be proud of your contributions to our community!

Perks of SoleMates:

  • exclusive Girls on the Run SoleMates technical t-shirt
  • Training manual with marathon and half marathon plans for any level developed by Jenny Hadfield, co-author of the bestselling Marathons for Mortals
  • A refurbished Garmin when you raise more than $500 (while they last--supplies are limited!)
  • Extra motivation because you’re running for a reason — to change the lives of girls!

Contact with questions. Register as a SoleMate today!

Thanks to our national SoleMates sponsor--Ortholite!

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