Girls on the Run Maine Go the “Extra Mile”


We are thrilled to be partnering back up with Girls on the Run Maine for Beach RAID 2015! Girls on the Run is a nationwide, 10-week program that teaches girls in grades 3-5 confidence and life skills through running, which concludes in a celebratory 5K in early June.

Each season Girls on the Run Maine conducts a fundraising event called “The Extra Mile”.  This is a completely voluntary fundraising event for the girls to participate in. The Extra Mile provides an opportunity for GOTR participants to help their peers by raising money to support scholarships for future participants who are unable to pay the entire program fee. In 2015, there were 400 girls in the GOTR program and 125 of them chose to participate in The Extra Mile fundraising project! These 125 girls raised an astonishing $14,800 dollars! This money will go directly into the Girls on the Run scholarship fund to help other girls participate in the program regardless of their economic situation.

Here are some fun facts about the fundraising event:

      • -27 of the girls that participated were scholarship girls themselves. The girls understand the true meaning of what it means to give back! No girl should be unable to participate in our program because of financial reasons.
        • -This season we had a school that was a full scholarship school. Of the 15 girls on this team, 9 girls participated in the event. Together these girls raised over $500!
          • -Of the 125 girls participating, 3 girls raised over $500 individually, 10 girls raised $250 and 30 girls raised $125!
            • -The GOTR program cost to each girl is $130. These 125 girls raised enough money for 114 scholarships!

One of the girls explains, “At Girls on the Run I learned that it doesn’t matter if you are short or tall, old or young, you will still find friends everywhere!”

Help support Girls on the Run- Maine and The Extra Mile fundraising project by selecting the Premium registration option when registering for Beach RAID 2015 on September 19th!

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