GOTR SoleMates

What is a SoleMate?

The Girls on the Run SoleMates program provides adults (women AND men) an opportunity to raise money for Girls on the Run while training for the athletic event of their choice. SoleMates set personal goals such as participating in a 5k, marathon or triathlon to raise money for Girls on the Run of WNC.  By asking friends and family to support their event training and participation with a donation to Girls on the Run, our SoleMates are champions for the hundreds of young girls who would otherwise be unable to participate in this life-enhancing, character development program.  Join us today in the movement to grow strong girls here in WNC and let your love of running make a difference in the life of a girl!

Each year, Girls on the Run of WNC provides full or partial scholarships to 62% of our over 1,200 participants. In 2017, SoleMates raised over $10,500 for these scholarships!

New Year, New SoleMates!

  • Stay Tuned for the launch of our New SoleMates Program! We are excited for this transformation!


Meet our 2017-2018 SoleMates:

Show your support for our SoleMates by visiting their fundraising pages. To view a page and make a donation to a specific individual, click on their name below:

  • Lauren Cook - ARX Half Marathon - September 23rd, 2017 - Asheville, NC
  • Katrina Ohstrom - Tsali Frosty Foot 50k - January 2oth, 2018 - Almond, NC
  • Jim Colvin - Shut In Ridge Trail Run - November 4th, 2017 - Asheville, NC (Pisgah National Forest)
  • Abby Harris - Recovery Race (post surgery) click her name for more info 
  • Laura Ivey - Valentine 5k and Kids Fun Run - February 10th, 2018- Black Mountain, NC

You can make a general donation to our SoleMates campaign to show your appreciation and to help ensure all WNC girls can experience the joy of GOTR:

Click here to DONATE  to our general SoleMates Campaign