September 21, 2016

If Girls Ran the World {Free registration giveaway to run/walk challenge}

Through my partnership with Fit Approach and SweatPink, I was given the awesome opportunity to learn about and participate in the If Girls Ran the World program.  Their tag line is "Run Because you Care."  If you follow my blog or me on social media, you know that I am ALL about empowering women and girls to do whatever they want to do, dream big, and realize their full potential. 


I LOVE supporting women in athletics so I'm excited to share some information about this virtual running challenge for girls. This October, thousands of women like me, around the world will be logging miles and running virtually around the world to benefit charities that empower girls around the world.  I pledge to run 100 miles in October! 

When you register for $25 you not only receive access to the month-long challenge in which you can track your miles running or walking as well as your own personal fundraising page but also insipring emails with tips and recipes, access to in-person and online running groups, and the opportunity to take part in weekly fitness and fundraising challenges.  

When I registered for the event, I choose from a list of charities which one I wanted to support through my running and fundraising with a goal of raising $250. I choose the Women's Refugee Commission Inc because I think that empowering refugees especially in today's world, is so important.

Without getting too political, while there is gender discrimination in this country, women in other parts of the world and especially refugees aren't afforded the same basic necessities, freedoms, and opportunities as women are in the U.S.  $250 can provide a family with training and livestock so they can earn the necessary income to pay for their daughter's school fees and supplies, think about that impact.  

The Women's Refugee Commission Inc leads "the international community's work to protect and empower refugee women and girls" and well as ensures "their right to sexual and reproductive health, to safety from gender-based violence, and to economic and social empowerment". I often feel that I don't support enough of the global rather than the local community of women so this is a great way to not only do that but also bring awareness to issues facing refugee girls and women. 

You can support my fundraising efforts here or find out more information about the Women's Refugee Commission here

You can find out more information and register here!

I received a complimentary entry through my partnership with Fit Approach but am fundraising on my own because I believe in the cause and the whole event.  You can have the chance to win a free registration to the If Girls Ran the World virtual running event too to support this awesome cause and push yourself to run/walk as many miles as you can in October for girls around the world  {thanks to If Girls Ran the World & Fit Approach}. 

Enter the giveaway for the FREE challenge entry below-you have until 9/30/2016 at 12 AM EST to enter! 


  1. Love your mileage goal for October! So ambitious :D

  2. "Run because you care" - What a great tag. Really love this.

    PS: Your smile is beautiful, I love your smile.

  3. Girls run the world - it's really exciting! I love that amazing idea and hope you will achieve all your goals! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Good combination between fitness and fundraising! Glad you found good activiti that you really enjoy:)

  5. Love your mileage goal for October! LGood combination between fitness and fundraising
    thanks for sharing

  6. I hope that your plan will go smoothy because what you are doing is really impressive and amazing. Good luck and waiting for your upcoming sharing.

  7. Great idea! I read the introduction about you at first and I'm very impressed on your goals. That's really really nice! Hope you will be successful with all your goals! Thanks a lot!

  8. Thank you for a meaningful article. I love the slogan and the purpose of the program. Hope the program will receive the success and appreciation of many people. God bless you!

  9. Your idea is so wonderful! Nice event, nice purpose. I hope you will achieve all the goals. (:

  10. Running a 100 miles is no small feat. I used to run a lot, but I think I never managed to run more than 40 miles in a single month. And that was already exhausting as it was!

    So... have you been able to pull it off?