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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
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
Jill and Larry Zupon $100.00 You go, girls!
Kristen Tully $26.20 You're a rockstar and inspiration! Thank you for being you!
Samantha Neugebauer $26.20 You get 'em, Tammy! :) <3 She's the First!
Jenny Sawyer $26.20 Such a great cause. Go Amanda go!
Julie Miller $26.20 So proud of you every day! Get 'em, girl!
Anonymous Donor $55.00
Rachel Sklar $100.00 Go Tammy go! #proudadvisor
Callie Schweitzer $26.20 You inspire me every single day. So proud of you and the world you're building. XX
Rose Fonseca $75.00 Helping girls break the cycle of poverty and gain an education is a responsibility we must all embrace.
Chelsea Orcutt $26.20 Go Tammy! So proud of you.
alison hillhouse $26.20
Anonymous Donor $55.00 I'm so proud of you, Tammy, and what you've accomplished for these girls. Truly inspiring. Keep up the amazing work!!
Becky Straw $20.00 So inspired by you, Tammy. Wishing you lots of luck.
David Hessekiel $26.20 Go Tammy Go!
Rachel and Lorne Hofstetter $100.00 Because you rock and this rocks and we are so excited for you. Also: flight booked :-)
Carrie Hammer $26.20 Tammy is my role model!
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Sierra Barter $26.20
Long Nguyen $55.00 Rock the marathon, Tammy!
Jayne Juvan $100.00 "Believe you can and you're halfway there." ~Theodore Roosevelt
Anonymous Donor $30.00 good luck, and have fun !
Emily Brochstein $55.00 Good Luck!
Shelley Tibbetts $13.10 In honor of you & She's the First being featured in the September issue of Marie Claire! Becoming a Half-Marathoner since you are "spreadmates" with Taylor Swift and 13 is her lucky number. :)
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