May’s Girl Hero

May’s Girl Hero

Jo Bader is our May Girl Hero!

Jo first learned about GOTR at a fundraising auction. Shortly thereafter, she signed up to be a running buddy and quickly became a huge supporter of the GOTR mission. Since then, Jo has coached, chaired our auction committee, helped with special projects in our office, and has been a member of our Board of Directors for five years.  She is also a SoleMate charity runner, fundraising for scholarships to empower girls while training for her 2nd Ragnar Relay race this summer!   At GOTRPS, when we have a special project or are looking for enthusiastic, passionate super hero level support, we look to Jo…. she has done it all and done it well!  Currently, Jo is our Board Secretary and is also chairing our 5k committee.

Jo says, “One of my favorite things to do is cheer on the girls as they cross the finish line at our 5K. Words can’t describe the excitement on each girl’s face as she achieves her goal of completing a 5K race! This year we are doubling that excitement and energy at our 5K event on May 21st at a new venue at Renton Memorial Stadium. We are expecting 1400 girls, along with their running buddies and coaches. The 5K committee is working hard to make this larger event run smoothly, while taking advantage of the larger space to engage with GOTR families and supporters.”

Can’t be a coach or a running buddy but still want to experience the fun and energy of GOTR? Sign up as a community runner! After the race, stick around and cheer on the girls as they complete the final stretch of the race. We hope to see you there! Register here.