Athleta is the exclusive national athletic apparel sponsor of Girls on the Run. Our organizations’ values are well aligned as we are each committed to inspiring girls and women everywhere to achieve their limitless potential. These shared ideals initially brought many members of the Athleta team to Girls on the Run of Sonoma County, California as volunteer coaches, running buddies and board members. It is through their heartfelt commitment to the program that the company sought to partner with Girls on the Run at the national level.
Athleta was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing women athletes with apparel for different sports and fitness activities. Since then, they have become one of the premier brands in the rapidly growing women’s sports and active apparel markets. Athleta offers high quality, stylish and functional apparel, footwear and accessories for women across a wide variety of sports and fitness activities, including a high component of crossover apparel and casual wear. Athleta sells its products through catalogs, retail locations and its website,www.athleta.com. Athleta is headquartered in Petaluma, CA, and has nearly 300 employees, many of which have been involved with Girls on the Run for years.
When Goody learned of the Girls on the Run program in 2005, they realized it was a perfect match. Goody team members have volunteered at Girls on the Run of Atlanta and other local councils for many years as coaches and volunteers. Goody and Girls on the Run share a similar mission to give girls and women tools that allow them to confidently express themselves to the outside world in any setting. That’s what makes the partnership such a perfect fit.
The Girls on the Run 5K is the culminating, celebratory event for all program participants. Each season, Goody sets up Happy Hair stations and girls have the opportunity to adorn their hair with fantastic Goody accessories and colored hair spray as a fun way to commemorate their incredible accomplishment – running, walking, skipping or jumping their way across that 5K finish line.
As a long-time supporter of girls and women everywhere, Goody is proud to be a national sponsor of Girls on the Run.
Secret has been a national sponsor of Girls on the Run since 2008. Our partnership with Secret deodorant enables Girls on the Run International to reach more girls, improve our program offerings, and encourage girls everywhere to embrace their authentic selves.
In 2009, Secret challenged girls to write about how Girls on the Run “helped them to be more FEARLESS”. Ten winners were selected from an outstanding pool of submissions, and the winning essays are available for viewing on our web site. Lena, a 5th grade Secret essay winner, wrote: “I am much more brave now. I don’t think I could have done it without Girls on the Run. I am proud to say I AM fearless!”
Secret is a brand of Procter & Gamble, which currently serves consumers in more than 180 countries. From beauty and health to home and beyond, P&G’s brands make every day just a little better for billions of consumers around the world.
Girls on the Run International would like to thank Horizon Fitness, sponsor of the Girls on the Run SoleMates program, for their continued investment in the program. Horizon’s support enables Girls on the Run SoleMates to recognize and reward participants, volunteers and Girls on the Run councils for their hard work on behalf of the program. Additionally, the Horizon team supports their local Girls on the Run of Dane County council, through volunteerism and participation in their celebratory 5K events.
In addition to their support of the SoleMates program, Horizon has sponsored the annual Girls on the Run Coach of the Year award since 2008. Girls nominate their coaches through the submission of short essays, terrific artwork and even picture collages. We would like to thank Horizon for their support of our amazing volunteer coaches!
Horizon Fitness provides commercial-quality home exercise equipment, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and functional strength training home gyms designed to deliver comfort, control and convenience.