SoleMate Spotlight: Christine O’ Connell


We are excited to feature SoleMate Christine, who ran the 2019 New York City Half Marathon for Girls on the Run NYC this March.

Thinking back to race day: what was your favorite part of the race?

Running through Times Square! (Honestly, I loved all of it as it was super organized).

What were you thinking as you crossed the finish line?

That I was so grateful for everyone who had fundraised for me to be there and that I ran in NYC!!

Let us know: how did you prepare for race day?

I live and train in San Francisco, and I loved meeting other people who were running the NYC half.

Why did you choose to run this race for Girls on the Run NYC?

I'm on the Associate Board for GOTR Bay Area, so I wanted to support!

What is your #1 fundraising tip for other SoleMates?

Ask early and ask often!

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. What does this vision mean to you?

That girls can do whatever they want and should not let anyone stop them. If they want to run a half, they should run a half! If they want to run for president, they should run for president!

Congratulations & thank you, Christine!