Girls Gotta Run envisions a world that empowers and invests in the exceptional initiative of young women who are working to establish their place in the world as competitive runners and leaders in their communities, who are finding strength, courage and power in their pursuit of excellence, and who are achieving their fullest potential in running and society.
Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF) provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be professional runners. GGRF supports their female athletes by providing coaching, running shoes, training clothes, food, and other training-related expenses. GGRF also advises local and partnering organizations on gender sensitive issues and advocates for gender equity in all running programs and organizations. Around since 2006, GGRF has trained 50 female athletes, funded the establishment of four running teams and developed a community of partners working to support female runners in Ethiopia.
The story of Girls Gotta Run Foundation is much the same as the community it serves – a story of tenacious women and men coming together to overcome barriers and empower a new generation of female leaders and runners. – Six Seconds High.
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