Join the Girls on the Run One in a Million Celebration

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This is a guest blog written by Girls on the Run, an NGO Partner of Girl Up.

As of Spring 2015, Girls on the Run has served one million girls! That’s one million girls who have learned that their worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter and that they can make a direct and positive impact on the world around them. That’s one million girls who know that big things are possible when you keep moving forward—whether when running or in life itself!

Girls on the Run, an NGO Partner of Girl Up, inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. What started with one team in Charlotte, NC in 1996 has grown to encompass more than 375,000 volunteers at 225 councils from coast to coast.

Like each girl we serve, all of our supporters are also one in a million, and we invite you to join in celebrating our million-girl milestone! Here’s how you can get involved with the One in a Million celebration today:

Take the One in a Million Challenge.

Who do you think is One in a Million? Take the One in a Million Challenge and make an impact in three simple steps:

  • Post a photo of someone you think is One in a Million and use the One in a Million hashtag: #M1llion
  • Head to girlsontherun.org and make a donation in that person’s honor.
  • Tag your One-in-a-Million person in the photo and ask them to do the same!

Visit our blog for Q&As with One-in-a-Million women.

On Remarkable!, the Girls on the Run blog, we are showcasing women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women. From now through June, we’re publishing weekly Q&As with remarkable women, including iconic sports and social advocate Kathrine Switzer and the filmmakers and TV producers behind The Empowerment Project, Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook, among many others.

Join the virtual celebration.

Check out the virtual One in a Million takeover happening at girlsontherun.org. See your social media posts tagged #M1LLION appear on the homepage, learn about special contests and watch our One in a Million video!

Get involved.

Girls on the Run could not have reached 1 million girls without dedicated volunteers. Find your local council and get involved as a coach, running buddy or SoleMates charity runner.