8/27 – Online Registration opens for all sites
8/25 & 9/7 – Site Liaison and Coaches Training for all NEW liaisons and coaches
9/9 - Participant registration payments and shoe scholarships due
9/9 - Season Starts
11/24 – Fall 5K
Next Steps ~ By June 14, 2013:
To register your site, please complete an online application here:
Use this form to nominate your coach! All applications are due by June 15, 2013.]]>
Make a personalized bottle and a donation goes to Girls on the Run DC. 20% of each bottle goes to support GOTR-DC – every 44 water bottles sold supports 1 Girl on the Run!
You create a single reusable water bottle by adding your own pictures and messages using our simple three step website tool.
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High Quality & You Can Only Get Them Here: BPA and Dye Free. Third-party tested. Leak-proof. Bottle and wrist strap are tested and meet all government standards.]]>
Our SoleMate program will be better than ever. We have a new and improved Training Guide, Strength Training, Race Day support and more! Check out these exciting incentives:
The link to sign up is:
And click on Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon.]]>
Georgetown BID hosts competition with challenges, clues and prizes from active neighborhood merchants to benefit Girls on the Run DC
Washington, DC (June 4, 2012) - Georgetown, DC is inviting Washingtonians to come play and get active for a cause. On Thursday, June 21 from 6-9 p.m. the fitness-minded neighborhood will serve as an outdoor playground for “The Georgetown Dash,” an exciting scavenger hunt-style event benefiting Girls on the Run DC (GOTR DC), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to character development for young girls. Teams ofWashingtonians will run, hunt for clues and complete fun challenges for a chance to win incredible prizes from some of Georgetown’s top merchants. The lively evening will also feature refreshments, music, discount shopping at selectGeorgetown businesses and a finish line party at Mr. Smith’s for all participants.
City Sports Georgetown will host the starting line, where participants will receive their race shirts, fuel up with refreshments, enjoy a live DJ and get their race bags, filled with free gifts and discounts from Georgetown stores.
The race will start at 7 p.m., when teams of four will work to track down clues at Georgetown businesses, each leading them to different destinations where they must complete either physical or mental challenges to secure the next clue and reach the next destination. Teams will collect “stars” at each location, and the team that gets the most stars, in the least amount of time, will win a grand prize package valued at over $2,000 including a one-month gym membership, two weeks of group training, and gift cards to Georgetown stores including The North Face, Sports Zone, and Athleta.
Competitors will end up at the finish line-party at Mr. Smith’s on M Street where winners will be announced and prize packages will be distributed. From 8 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy $3.25 bottles of their “Beer of the Month”, $3 Stella Artois bottles, $3 wings & $3 nachos.
Participating teams of four may register for “The Georgetown Dash” at: http://georgetowndash.eventbrite.com for $100 per team. Individuals may also sign up to be placed on a team for $25 per person. Teams must be registered online by Monday, June 18.
Georgetown offers more than 20 fitness-focused merchants throughout the neighborhood including gyms, fitness retailers, and more. These health-minded merchants combined with the neighborhood’s many trails and outdoor recreation options make Georgetown a popular active destination in the city.
Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID)
Girls on the Run DC
City Sports Georgetown
Thursday, June 21
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Race: 7-8 p.m.
After-party: 8-9 p.m.
Check in: City Sports Georgetown
3338 M Street, NW
Finish Line/After-Party: Mr. Smith’s
3104 M Street, NW
About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information please visit georgetowndc.com. Also connect with Georgetown on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GeorgetownDC, Facebook:www.facebook.com/OfficialGeorgetownDC, YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GeorgetownDCTVand Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/georgetowndc.
About Girls on the Run DC
Girls on the Run® is a nationwide program that recognizes that every girl is special, that every girl is strong, and that every girl is a winner. It’s about running, but it also teaches girls in grades 3 through 8 about health, friendship, body image, self-esteem, and community service. The 12-week character -building program of experiential learning through running teaches very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5K race event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. For more information, please visit www.gotrdc.org.]]>
June 4, 2012
Contact information: Elizabeth Lovejoy, Executive Director Girls on the Run DC
Girls on the Run DC Chosen for 2012-13 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce that Girls on the Run DC has been selected to be featured in the 2012-13 Catalogue. A panel of over 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated 220 applications; Girls on the Run DC is one of 74 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year.
Now in its tenth year, the Catalogue’s mission is to connect caring citizens with worthy community causes. According to Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, “Many nonprofits continue to suffer during the slow economic recovery, and the search for support has been intensified by the loss of government (and sometimes of foundation) funding. Individual donors can continue to make a real difference, keeping great organizations afloat during these challenging times.”
The Catalogue tracked $2,792,000 in 2010-11 donations, $1,335,000 to date in 2011-12 (and counting), and $17,667,000 since its inception in 2003. This year the Catalogue celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
From traditional, direct mail catalogues, to innovative online portals, to special events and social media, the Catalogue’s goal is to build networks of engaged donors and great nonprofits who will make a difference in new ways, on their terms. It also provides charities with a stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence because the Catalogue vets its family of nonprofits with great care.
25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue in November, and others will visit the Catalogue website (cfp-dc.org), or access the Catalogue’s customized portal at work. The online Catalogue also connects donors with volunteer opportunities, events, news, videos, and more.
“Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact” Harman said. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”]]>
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