GOTR SoleMates

You can be a part of SoleMates® for any athletic event, whether you are planning to run, walk, bike, swim or more! Use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl. Join SoleMates!

What is SoleMates?

SoleMates is the charity running “leg” of Girls on the Run and uses the power of running to make a difference for our girls. Teams or individuals (men and women) pursue individual goals such as running a marathon or completing a triathlon while raising money to support participants in Girls on the Run. Athletes can participate in ANY event to support Girls on the Run.

Your personal goals, (like running a 5k, 10k, a half or full marathon, or completing a triathlon,) can help thousands of young girls live their own dreams! Be a Girls on the Run SoleMate and raise money for the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run-- all while motivating yourself to reach your running goals!

Runners/Athletes are asked to choose a minimum fundraising goal (ranging from $160 to $600) and to reach that goal within 30 days of completing their event.

Winter/Spring Fundraising Tiers

FANtastic SoleMate: 

  • Minimum fundraising goal: $160 = one full scholarship
  • Receive 50% of training or event cost after fulfilling fundraising goal (up to $40)

Firecracker SoleMate:

  • Minimum fundraising goal: $320 = two full scholarships
  • Receive 100% of training or event cost after fulfilling fundraising goal (up to $75)

Superstar SoleMate:

  • Minimum fundraising goal: $600 = shoes for an entire team of girls
  • Receive 100% of training or event cost after fulfilling fundraising goal (up to $75)
  • Receive a refurbished Garmin watch after fulfilling fundraising goal

Perks and Goodies for SoleMates

Girls on the Run provides the following for all SoleMates:

  • Easy online registration
  • Welcome packet and exclusive GOTR SoleMate motivational bracelets upon registration
  • Receive a Girls on the Run SoleMates technical t-shirt to wear on race day
  • Free or discounted participation in authorized local training programs (up to $75)! There are a variety of local 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon and triathlon training programs.
  • Choose to be reimbursed for some or all of your event payment after reaching your fundraising goal (available IF you are not receiving reimbursement for a training program). 
  • We are an official charity partner of the Kalamazoo Marathon. We will reimburse your entry fee (up to $75) into any Borgess event (5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon) after you meet your $300 minimum fundraising goal
  • GOTR contests and giveaways as you strive toward your fundraising goal 
  • Your very own fundraising webpage
  • Inspirational emails from Girls on the Run
  • Extra motivation of running for a reason - to change the lives of girls!

Join SoleMates!

NOTE:  SoleMates are asked to select a minimum fundraising goal (ranging from $160 to $600) and to reach their fundrasing goal within 30 days of completing an event. There is a one-time $20 administrative sign-up fee for all who register.

Next Steps

1. Register to be a SoleMate by clicking HERE!

2. Create your Personal Fundraising page & get the word out to your friends and family so they can support you as a SoleMate! Just follow the link you receive from the confirmation email once you register to easily create your personal fundraising page. 

3. Register for the race/event/training program of your choice. Once you reach your fundraising goal, you may receive reimbursement (up to $75). Please note you will only be reimbursed for a training program OR an event, not both.

Click HERE to access the SoleMates Reimbursement Form.  

Please contact Gayle with any questions at gayle@girlsontherunkazoo.org or  269.532.1220.