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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
Nathan Colbert $55.00
Fae Zuckerman $50.00 My best wishes for a successful run. I admire you for selecting a worthwhile cause!
Janet and DJ $25.00 Have a great run!
Kate Zuelke $26.20
Dan and Ashley $26.20 Good luck!
Dana Davidsen $13.10
Adam Eldean $13.10 I'll donate more next time when I have a job!
Van Le $26.20 And Matthew Cain :) Good luck!!
Anonymous Donor $150.00
Joanna Brenner $13.10
Amy Marsh $55.00 Good Luck on your run!
June and Tim White $55.00 Wonderful cause! thank you Alexandra!
Audrey Varner $15.00 You go girl!
Liz Evans $10.00 Good luck with the run!
Zita De Pooter $20.00 Go Alex!
Alexandra Morbitzer $26.20 Keep it up, lady!
Sharelyn Devonish $26.20 Good luck girlie! Luv Sharelyn
Kittu Pannu $13.10 Good luck, love!
Lynn Nguyen $10.00 get it gurll
Laura and Ken King $100.00
lisa perez $75.00 go uyen go!! xoxo
Debbie Munoz $10.00 Good luck!!
Shannon Hart $20.00
Linda Chavez $26.20 Good luck Uyen!
Anonymous Donor $55.00
Stephanie Bernier $26.20 I'll see you at the end, cheering you on!!!
Kelly Sheppard $55.00 So proud of you and your friends Lauren! Good luck Love Aunt Kelly
Claire Lewis $26.20
Anonymous Donor $10.00
Gertrud Cannon $10.00
Julie Conboy Russo $26.20 Great cause! Good luck!!
Marisa Copley $26.20 You're Amazing!!
Roseanne Ierardo $26.20 Good Luck Tammy!! ~Rosie
Richard Michelle Moulton $262.00 Proud of you! Best of luck. Love the cause.
Jess A $26.20 go girl, go!!
Joshua Maxwell $26.20 We are so proud of you!! We know you will conquer those 13.1 miles! Love you! Jenn & Josh
Justin Gorrell $30.00 Best of luck, Stephanie!
Queef Latifa $55.00
Frank Panettiere $40.00 Thank you, Uyen!
Christina Vuleta $25.00
Helen Ganiec $10.00
Norma Lavini $26.20
Mike and Lisa Huber $100.00
Erin Daley $13.10 Way to go Trish! :)
Wendy McGrath $26.20 You go Girl !!!
Helen Hunter $50.00 Run Uyen run! So proud of you and I'll be cheering you on from TX! #babyloves
Anonymous Donor $5.00
Beverly & Morgan Maxwell $13.10 Good luck!
Emma Mata $26.20 Great cause!
Lindsay Anthony $26.20 Run this world, Stephanie! Good luck!
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