SoleMate Spotlight: SoleMates Committee

The Girls on the Run SoleMates program provides adults an opportunity to raise money for Girls on the Run while training for the athletic event of their choice. SoleMates set personal goals such as running in a marathon or 10k event to raise money for Girls on the Run in their community. Each year, our SoleMates raise critically needed funds that ensure our councils are able to serve more girls in their communities.

Charity running has become an integral part of most endurance events across the country. Training for any endurance event is often challenging and being a SoleMate is a great way to keep it fun, stay motivated and maintain your commitment.

The SoleMates committee is made up of wonderful volunteers who provide support to the individuals who have chosen to raise funds while training for an event. We are so grateful for these incredible women!

Meet the Committee:

Alyssa Anderson – Director of SoleMates
“Three years ago I was looking to get involved with a not-for-profit organization, outside of my day-job, that tied in with my personal interests. As a long-time runner and four-time marathoner, Girls on the Run was the perfect fit. Getting girls active and empowering them at such an impressionable age really struck a chord with me. I started off assistant-coaching and supporting Girls on the Run NYC through various volunteer opportunities. This past spring I had the amazing opportunity to take on the Director of SoleMates position and I couldn’t be more excited to support our fabulous SoleMates!”

Kathy Jabara

“I started running a little over a year ago and it has made a tremendous impact on my health and fitness. I now can’t imagine my life without running! I became involved with Girls on the Run because I feel strongly about the mission and I love to witness the positive impact of the program on the girls.”

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Annie Quinn
“I first discovered my love for running in middle school, when I was looking for something to take the place of gymnastics training.  I ran my first half-marathon as a senior in high school; I have now run 4 marathons and countless half marathons.  I got involved with Girls on the Run because I wanted to help share the power of running and the benefits that it has on health, confidence, and happiness.”

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Jackie Fay
“I started running in college as a way to relieve stress and quickly fell in love with the sport. I have spent the past 6 years training for a variety of events and have now run 3 half marathons.  Athletics was not something I enjoyed when I was younger due to my asthma, I wish I could have participated in a program like Girls on the Run that promoted activity and empowerment in young girls.”