We ♥ Girls on the Run

WE LOVE GIRLS ON THE RUN. Their mission runs close to home for us: They teach young girls to be healthy, confident and strong by developing a love for running. This program wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing volunteers who sign up to be tutu-clad running buddies and pink-haired cheering fans, dedicating anywhere from […]

10 Signs You’re a Runner (aka. Awesome)

1. You run. Okay, this might be obvious (okay, it’s REALLY obvious). But it’s still an important distinction. Before, going for walks was a fulfilling experience. Now, you can’t help but speed it up a little (even if you’re not wearing the right shoes). Walking just feels so… inefficient. You got a taste for speed […]

Girls on the Run 5K in Chicago

When you get an email from one of your oldest friends asking you to join her and the nine-year-old who calls you Auntie Rachel to come to Chicago for her first 5K, you can’t not go. Earlier this fall Val sent me a message about a conversation she’d had with her daughter Ivy that morning. […]

5 New Things for Summer (Plus a Giveaway!)

SEPTEMBER 5th UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who contributed by sharing your ideas for an action and adventure-packed summer! Entries closed at midnight Pacific Time on August 31st. We’re excited to announce the five random winners who will receive a $50 Athleta gift card — Erica, Nicole, Aimee, Amy, and Lisa. All winners have been contacted […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Chelle Brain

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Chelle Brain and share what inspires her to volunteer… What inspires me to coach for Girls on the Run? Two words: my daughters.  Both have participated in […]

WINNER: BOGA Paddleboard + Dakine Bags + Athleta Gear + a Surprise!

We’d like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who participated in the BOGA Paddleboard + Dakine Bags + Athleta Gear contest! With so many creative and heartfelt entries, it was incredibly difficult to pick just one winner. After thoughtful deliberation by a panel of judges, we’re excited to announce our winner… […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Jodi Brindisi

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Jodi Brindisi and share what inspires her to volunteer… “I never thought I could do it, Coach Jodi!” “I am awesome!” “I feel beautiful!” These are just […]

Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering Spirits

MEET THE WINNERS! Thank you to everyone who entered our Mother’s Day Contest for All Mothering Spirits. Entries closed at 5:00p PT on May 6th, 2013. Whether you entered for your mom, yourself, your best friend, wife, or anyone whose mothering spirit has touched you, we were astonished by the stories we received. Our team […]

Contest: BOGA Paddleboard + Dakine Bags + Athleta Gear

INFINITE THANKS to everyone who participated in the BOGA + Dakine + Athleta Contest! Entries closed at 5:00pm PT on April 22nd, 2013. Now, our team of judges will get to work reviewing all the heartfelt entries, and the lucky winner will be announced May 6th here on the chi blog! Click here to meet […]

Girls on the Run Coach Recognition: Erica Thompson

Each month we recognize a Girls on the Run coach for her commitment to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This month, we’re honored to recognize Erica Thompson and share what inspires her to volunteer… Giving girls a true sense of accomplishment when they are able to complete that 5K race. Importance of […]