GOTR SoleMates

What is a SoleMate?

A SoleMate is charity runner that raises funds for Girls on the Run and in return receives VIP treatment at the Gate River Run. Your fundraising goes to our scholarship fund, which provides our program to girls who need financial assistance.

For the Gate River Run 2017, our SoleMates team raised $36,984! Thank You SoleMates!

 Why Become a SoleMate?

  • Use REAL bathrooms near the start of the Gate River Run (a 6 minute walk)! Indoor plumbing with no lines!
  • Enjoy our private VIP party before and after the run in the AIR-CONDITIONED WJCT building (which includes a safe place to store your gear, food, water, libations & other goodies, and post-race pampering)
  • Get FREE guaranteed parking that is less than a 5 min walk to the Gate River Run start (at the WJCT building)
  • Invite a guest to enjoy our party and amenities for free (or split the fundraising with a friend!)
  • Receive a welcome gift packet which includes our exclusive tech t-shirt/tank and other goodies
  • Get entered to win multiple fundraising prizes and race day giveaways
  • Make new friends and stay on track with group training runs and virtual support
  • Receive fundraising support with online tips and multiple group fundraising activity opportunities
  • Rest your feet by hopping on our private shuttle from the finish line
  • Make a difference! Our dream is to make Girls on the Run available to every girl in Northeast Florida regardless of her family’s ability to pay our registration fee – 100% of your fundraising goes to our scholarship fund.


    *The above benefits are solely for the Gate River Run 15k and 5k. You can also sign up to fundraise as a SoleMate for any event such as a marathon, relay, climb triathlon or bike race and you will still receive a welcome gift packet with your exclusive tech t-shirt/tank. If you would like to be a SoleMate at the Gate AND another race you'll earn $200 off your fundraising minimum for a total of $500 raised for both races. (Races must be in same fiscal year)*

 Ready to Become a SoleMate?

1. Register to become a SoleMate for $26 (this does not include your registration to run the Gate River Run, you must register separately - but does include your special SoleMate tech jersey).

2. Personalize your SoleMates fundraising webpage and share away! (Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will walk you through setting up your fundraising website.)

3. Register for the Gate River Run or the race of your choice.

4. Raise $350 by April 11th, 2017 (one month after the Gate River Run).

5. Feel the love! We support our SoleMates with exclusive premiums, multiple fundraising programs, training runs and lots of motivation and fun goodies – join our team!

"I'll never run the Gate River Run any other way!" - Kelly B., past SoleMate 

Registration for SoleMates for the Gate River Run 2017 has closed!

If you would like to run another race as a SoleMate to fundraise for us, contact us at