Our SoleMates Program

Charity Bibs

2017 Hudson Mohawk Roadrunners Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon Charity Bibs - October 8, 2017

We will begin accepting applications for our charity bib program on March 8, 2017 at 7:01 AM. We will have 1 full marathon and 9 half marathon bibs available.  Please read our program guidelines and selection criteria before applying. 

Charity Bib SoleMates Program Guidelines

Our Charity Bib SoleMates Program is more than just a race bib. We expect our SoleMates to be champions of our organization. In return, we provide resources, support and goodies during your training. We also provide an easy-to-use online SoleMates fundraising template page which you must use as part of your fundraising efforts. We count on our SoleMates not only for their important financial support but also to help raise awareness of our organization.

Fundraising Expectations

  • Half Marathon Fundraising Minimum: $500 (provides healthy snacks for a whole season)
  • Full Marathon Fundraising Minimum: $600 (provides full scholarships for 4 girls)

SoleMates who do not raise the minimum amount will be charged for the shortfall. For example, if your minimum is $500 and you raise $400, we will charge your credit card $100 for the shortfall. Fundraising can continue up to 30 days past race day.

Charity Bib Application and Review Process

To be eligible for a charity bib you must register as a Charity Bib SoleMate, describe how you will promote Girls on the Run Capital Region during your training, and agree to the guidelines of our program. Applications will be reviewed by our Charity Bib Selection Committee. Selections are based on the quality of responses and are at the discretion of the Committee. All applicants will receive notice on or before March 10, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted as long as bib supplies last. The fee to register for a bib is $10. You will not be charged unless or until you are selected.

Registering for the Race 

If you are selected as one of our Charity Bib SoleMates, you will receive a special code to register for the race. This code will allow you to register even if the event has sold out. Race codes will be released once you have raised at least $150.

 Apply here


Read more about our SoleMates Program

What is SoleMates?

SoleMates is the adult charity program of Girls on the Run. The program provides male and female athletes of all abilities the opportunity to raise money for Girls on the Run while training for an athletic event of their choice. SoleMates set personal goals such as running a 5K, a half or full marathon, or completing a triathlon to raise critically needed scholarship funds for Girls on the Run Capital Region. By joining Girls on the Run SoleMates, you can play a vital role in ensuring the future success of Girls on the Run programs that impact the lives of young women throughout the Capital Region each year.

Why raise funds for Girls on the Run Capital Region?

Girls on the Run Capital Region maintains our commitment to serve all girls, regardless of financial need. About half of our girls receive full or partial scholarships to participate. By helping raise funds, our SoleMates serve as champions for the hundreds of young girls who would otherwise be unable to participate in this life-changing program.

100% of your donations will go directly to GOTR Capital Region

Girls on the Run Capital Region is a 501c3 organization and all individual donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law (EIN 46-4259194).

You can use the power of running to make a difference for girls right here in the Capital Region! We offer two programs:

SoleMates Program Options

1. YourChoice SoleMate Program
  •  You choose whatever athletic event you want.
2. Charity Bib SoleMate Program
  • We are proud to announce our third year as a charity partner of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon!

What is the Commitment?

  • SoleMates agree to use our free fundraising platform to raise money for Girls on the Run Capital Region. The minimum for YourChoice SoleMates is $150, the amount needed to support one girl’s participation for an entire Girls on the Run season.
  • SoleMates agree to promote awareness of Girls on the Run Capital Region during their enrollment in the SoleMate program.
  • SoleMates demonstrate the Core Values of Girls on the Run during the fundraising period and the race itself.

What do SoleMates get in return?

  • Easy and free online registration process
  • Your own personal fundraising page
  • Welcome packet from Girls on the Run Capital Region complete with training guides, fundraising tips, and GOTR branded giveaway items
  • Support during your training
  • Information about local training programs and resources
  • Fundraising prizes, including:
    • A SoleMates technical t-shirt upon reaching the fundraising minimum
    • Additional prizes for reaching higher amounts

YourChoice SoleMates

Becoming a YourChoice SoleMate is Free and Easy

  1. Select an athletic event of your choosing. (You are responsible for registering for that event.)
  2. Register on our site as a YourChoice SoleMate - You will be asked to provide the date and name of your chosen athletic event, but if you do not have an event selected yet, you can use “undecided.”
  3. Use our template to create your own website with a link to our online donation site
  4. Promote your page and get your friends and family to donate towards your goal

What if I want to create a SoleMates Team?

It’s easy! When you register, simply select “I’d like to create a team” and follow the registration process. Your team members can do the same and select “I’d like to register on an existing team.” You can set a team goal and work together to raise money. Each team member must raise the individual minimum (for YourChoice SoleMates that's $150 each).

Ready to register as a YourChoice SoleMate? (not charity bib)

Register as a YourChoice SoleMate here!

Looking for Charity Bibs? 

Head back to the top of this page!


If you have questions about our SoleMates program, please contact Kim Pietkiewicz, SoleMates Coordinator, at kim.pietkiewicz@girlsontherun.org or 518-635-0828.

Click here for our YourChoice SoleMate flyer