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Join us to send girls to school—and get fit!

It started with one little hash tag and a big dream: Two friends, Erin Leigh and Brooke, challenged themselves to run their first marathon together, while also fundraising to send 26 girls to school in Nepal in honor of each mile.

Inspired by their journey, which they tracked on social media using #26Miles26Girls, other people began to set new fitness goals tied to a fundraising goal for She's the First. Popular fitness instructors got on board to raise money and endorphins with donation-based classes.

The impact quickly multiplied. The #RuntheWorld campaign was born. Before we knew it, 200+ supporters raised $50,000 to send 60 girls to school. It was the most financially successful campaign in She’s the First history.

In Season Two, which kicks off on February 18, the first day of Social Media Week, we're raising our game and growing an even bigger team to Run the World!

In unity with our She's the First Scholars, who are running to school and cheering you on, we aim to raise $150,000 together to sponsor girls' education, before the grand finale on November 2nd.

Here's how you can support:

(1) Start a fundraising page. Tell your story, ask friends/family to donate. Raise money by:
  • Challenging yourself to run a race, be it your first, fastest, or funnest (yes, we know that's not a word...but it counts!).
  • Teaming up with a fitness instructor to organize a donation-based fitness fundraising class.
  • Here's a tool kit to guide you!

(2) Use CharityMiles! Every mile you walk, run, or bike on the app for She's the First donates a quarter, funded by a corporate sponsor, which we will be count towards the grand total.

Ready? Let's go!
Email info@shesthefirst.org with any questions.

PS: Show that you're part of our team! Add a Run the World PicBadge to your Facebook/Twitter profile picture here.

Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
P. Way $150.00 Only because of you!
Beth and Brady Gambatese $100.00 Awesome work!
Judy Pietrobono $13.10 Just a small donation to help Tammy reach her goal!
Kathryn Chlosta $13.10 Good luck Sam! :)
Sally & Jim Gambatese $50.00 Have a blast! Proud of you!
Michael Lisoski $150.00 This is too good a cause to not donate after reading your page. Good luck!
Brian Long $100.00 Good luck Sam! #RunTheWorld
Shelley Lapcevic $75.00 Best of luck in the race-- so proud of all your hard work and dedication that went into training and fundraising!
Denise Restauri $55.00 So proud of you, so grateful that you're in my life and the lives of girls and women around the world.
Katie Riley $13.10 I had Chipotle for lunch today ;)
Jon Rubinstein $26.20 WOOOO!
Anonymous Donor $75.00 go the distance
H.T. and Kathy Busby $100.00 Ashley, Proud to learn you are running to support such a worthy cause. The NYC Marathon will be a great experience for you. Best of luck. H. T. and Kathy
Tim Geisenheimer $100.00 Break a leg Sam (not literally!)
Christian Sullivan $26.20 Go, Tammy. Go!
Marc Hale $65.00 Go get 'em Sam! You're going to rock it!!! -Marc and Janie
Lee Williams $50.00 Run like the wind.
Abbe Wright $55.00 I love She's The First! So proud of you! I'll be cheering in Park Slope. xoxo
Evan Johnston $25.00
Adrianna Smith $26.20 Happy to support the cause. Good luck in the marathon!
Anonymous Donor $250.00
andrew jones $75.00 good luck!
Nina Shuyler $150.00 You are such an inspiration!
SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC $2000.00 Donated by Enrique Camacho, Co-Founder & President, at the FT Future of Marketing Summit.
Lauren Gould $18.00 Rock it!
Yamile Alinur $55.00 Good luck, thanks for all you do! I love She's The First! #runtheworld
Brooke Burdge $75.00 You kick butt... good luck, Sam!!
Jan Patterson $26.20
Holly Ojalvo $26.20 Run, Tammy, run! #runtheworld
Emily Dubner $75.00 Good luck, Tammy! And congrats on all that you've already accomplished!
Fit Week Attendees $390.00 Donations made to attend the Fit Week class!
Lianna Willoughby $30.00 Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Belma & the building your personal brand event!
Connor, Hope & Gavin Brugge $20.00 We're so proud of you Sim and look forward to the day that we can catch up to you!
Crystal Chen $26.20 Good luck! Thanks for being an inspiration and changing the world!
Lauren H $26.20 Run, Tammy, run!
Fit Week Attendees $1120.00 Attendees from the 2014 Fit Week class
Fit Week Attendees $138.00 Attendees of the 2014 Fit Week class.
Christina Hedges $10.00 So proud of you Big!
Sammy Davis $100.00 Thank you for being a leader who inspires and creates opportunities for leadership in others - locally + globally! Ladies of the world are more powerful, beautiful & special than they think.
Your Mentee forever, Opal Vadhan $20.10 20.10 - for the year I meet you and you changed my life forever!! You never cease to amaze me, thanks for being the best role model and mentor, ever!
Diane Madden $55.00 Thank you for your dedication to such a worthy cause, Sam, and good luck in the run!
Jayne Juvan $26.20 You're an amazing inspiration to women and girls around the globe! Way to go!
Rebecca Norrbom $25.00 Good Luck! What an awesome cause too!
Allie Socha $13.10 Good luck!!
Kathleen Wilson $55.00
Sean McDermott $20.00
Anonymous Donor $75.00 Good luck!
Paull Young $26.20 Tammy you are one of the best human beings I know. Good luck with this training, stay healthy, and CRUSH the race!
Cheryl Brody Franklin $26.20 So proud of you. You're such an inspiration!
Fit Week Attendees $200.00
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