Welcome to SoleMates®, the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run of Delaware!
SoleMates® are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, to raise money for Girls on the Run of Delaware programs and scholarships.
The SoleMates® program provides a great opportunity to give girls an example of healthy living. By joining Girls on the Run of Delaware SoleMates®, you can play a vital role in ensuring the future success of the Girls on the Run program and its impact on the lives of thousands of young women every year.
Girls on the Run has partnered with the Delaware Marathon (May 13, 2012).
I’m Ready! How Do I Get Started?
By registering to be a SoleMates® you are agreeing to raise a minimum of $350 for Girls on the Run Delaware by securing donations from friends, family or corporate sponsors. We support our runners every step of the way with effortless on-line fundraising programs and loads of motivational instructions.
When you register, you can select one of our Delaware partner events or an event of your choice. We support you in participating in any event at any distance! Please note that registration for SoleMates does not include registration to the actual race you choose to participate in while raising money for Girls on the Run. You will still need to register for the event of your choice independently. These are two separate registrations. The Solemates registration link is in the upper left hand corner of this page.
Where Can I Participate?
The Delaware SoleMates® team chooses a couple of official events to partner with in raising funds; however, runners are welcome to participate in other races.
GOTR of Delaware Supports Our SoleMates® Runners!
- Easy online registration process and online fundraising
- Welcome packet complete with an exclusive Girls on the Run SoleMates technical t-shirt and other branded gear
- Incentive prizes for participants exceeding fundraising minimums
- Training Manual with marathon and half marathon plans for any level developed by Jenny Hadfield, co-author of best selling Marathoning for Mortals
- Special promotions from national partners
- Extra motivation of running for a reason – to change the lives of Girls!
More than a running program…
Just as SoleMates® members are changed by their experience, GOTR 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 inspire them to know and activate their limitless potential and to boldly pursue her dreams.
Running is the space in my day when I feel the most beautiful – when I don’t feel judged by others. And that’s what I want for all little girls.
-Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run International.