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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
Katie Zeppieri $26.20 On behalf of GIRL TALK Empowerment, we are proud to support the incredible work of She's the First, as they work to improve the lives of girls in developing nations around the world.
YaYa Smith $200.00 Go Girls!
Jennifer Gibbs $55.00
Anonymous Donor $250.00 What an incredible thing you and your team are doing! Please post photos of the race and keep us updated on your progress.
Marci and Marty Abschutz $118.00 Run, Tammy, Run! (Your remarks upon being given the South Brunswick HS Distinguished Alumni Award, last night, WOW'd many people. We were honored to honor you.)
nadia block $75.00
Lauren Stangel $75.00 Good luck Tami! Greg, Jack and I will be cheering you on!!
George Reithoffer $392.00 Our office-mate George has completed the 10k! -Katie
Kelli Plasket $75.00 Good luck, Tammy!! I'll be cheering you on from your home state! :)
Anonymous Donor $75.00 Good Luck! Hoping this will move you further towards your goal! So very proud you, Christen, Kate and the entire team. We are so very blessed to have you in our lives.
Brooke Oliver $55.00 Love you, Tammy! I'm so proud of you!
Amy Schoenberger $75.00 Go Tammy GOOOOOOO!!!!
Brittany Brothers $13.10 One little extra boost since I won't be able to be there to rock one of those sweet t-shirts!! Get it!!
Angel Leung $26.20 Good luck on November 2nd!
Jayne Juvan $26.20 So proud of you! Xoxo
Daniela Flores $26.20 Love your dedication to education!!
Ale Foresto $26.20 18 days! Run, Tammy, run!
Chanelle Segal $55.00 So proud of you! What an incredible achievement, even just training for it!!!
Michelle Dunlap $55.00 Go Tammy! So close to your goal. I hope this helps!
Jane Finette $26.20 Awesome job Tammy! I'll be rooting for you! Jane
Gina DiMartino $10.00 Happy wedding day to Kate and Thomas! Best of luck to you, Tammy!
Sarah Robison $55.00 We r Proud of u!! Oz said he loves and misses u!!
Gracie McGuire $50.00 Catherine! You are such an inspiration! I'm keeping up with what you guys are doing at UT and I'm just so happy :D Good luck with your race, I'll be cheering you on from Chatty!!!!
McCall and Glen "Soon to be" Letterle $26.20 We're so excited for you! Glen insisted we donate! :) See you in a few weeks. xoxoxoxo
Anonymous Donor $36.00
Jenn B $55.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00
NYC Lady Project $195.00 Proceeds raised from our Super Awesome tickets for the Launch Party :)
Noa Ecker $26.20 Hope you reach your goals!
Katen Manion $50.00 You're a rockstar
Kristen & Greg Rocco $26.20 It's the home stretch and you got this! Proud to support the amazing work of She's the First :)
Adam Potter $1000.00 Thank you for speaking at the CLM Women's Leadership Forum!
Stephanie Florence $500.00 Won from Kenneth Cole in the #InspireGood sweepstakes with @CharityMiles
Bould & Belma McCaffrey $230.00 Proceeds from 9/29 event
Lisa Gluck $26.20 Maybe one day we can run together! So proud to support you and She's the First!
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!
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