Last night, the Girls on the Run NYC Solemates Committee (which, as you know, I am on) hosted a thank you event for all the Solemates who ran the NYC Half Marathon and raised money for GOTR. We are SO thankful for their efforts. The money they raised allows girls all over NYC to participate in the program that empowers them, through running, to be healthy and joyful girls.
For the half marathon, our Solemates each raised over $1000 for GOTR. As a point of reference, $250 is enough to sponsor one girl for an entire season and it only takes $35 to sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl. You can see why we are so thankful for our Solemates!
We held the event at Athleta Flatiron, who was kind enough to make space for our YOGA CLASS in the back of their store! I know, right?! People are so nice. Christine, who you may know from Love Life Surf, was so generous and donated a class. (If you don’t know her, you should definitely check out her blog.) She is also a runner, and led us through poses that are especially beneficial to runners.
It was so calming, and felt so good on our sore muscles!
Thanks again to Christine and Athleta Flatiron for helping us host such a great event!
If you’d like to get involved with Girls on the Run, visit their website. If you’re local, check out Girls on the Run NYC here. Also, we appreciate any donation, big or small!