SoleMates train for the athletic event of their choice while raising money for Girls on the Run of Central Iowa. SoleMates set personal goals such as participating in a triathlon or half marathon event to raise critically needed funds that ensure our council is able to serve more girls in the greater Des Moines area.
Why become a SoleMate?
You'll make a positive difference in the lives of girls
You'll receive a personal fundraising page and support throughout your training
You'll receive an exclusive SoleMates welcome packet with Girls on the Run gifts and a technical SoleMates tee
Ready to Run?
We are partnering with the IMT Des Moines Marathon to offer 5 charity bibs (free race entry)! Registration will open July 1! Please read our program guidelines and selection criteria before applying.
Fee and Fundraising Expectations
It costs $10 to join our Charity Bib SoleMate Program
Each Charity Bib SoleMate commits to raising a minimum of $500 to support Girls on the Run of Central Iowa
SoleMates who do not raise the minimum amount will be charged the shortfall. For example, if your minimum is $500 and you raise $400, we will charge your credit card for $100 for the shortfall. Fundraising can continue up to 30 days post race day
Charity Bib Application and Review Process
To be eligible for a charity bib you must register as a Charity Bib SoleMate, describe how you will promote Girls on the Run of Central Iowa during your training, and agree to the guidelines of our program. Applications will be reviewed by our Charity Bib Selection Committee. Selections are based on the quality of responses and are at the discretion of the Committee. Applications will continue to be accepted as long as bib supplies last. The fee to register for a bib is $10. You will not be charged unless or until you are selected.
Registering for the Race
If you are selected as one of our Charity Bib SoleMates, you will receive a special code to register for the race free of charge. Race code will be released once you have raised at least $150.