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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
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. :)
Anonymous Donor $75.00 Good luck! Proud of what you are doing.
Carrie Mantha $100.00
Anonymous Donor $26.20
Colleen Heine $26.20
Brianne Riviello $10.00 One for each of your miles tomorrow AM! You got this, girl.
Liz Negrelli $26.20
Abbie Hosta $55.00 Good luck!! :)
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Cindy Ellis $55.00 Wonderful cause! Good luck girls!
Jodie Bromberg $20.00 You go girls! Wonderful cause!
Joyce Marquette $75.00 Run on Drunk Fawns!
Sara Beaney $55.00 Sounds like a wonderful cause. Happy miles.
Alison Sanders $28.00 Awesome cause!!!
PVD Lady Project $150.00
Ella Pittman $13.10 Good Luck Nicki! Give Shalene a run for her money ;)
Michelle Moseley $25.00 Good Luck Nicki!!
David Barranger $40.00 To my British love Nicki! To the sweetest girl with the biggest heart, always doing for others! :)
Lauren van Niekerk $26.20 Thought I would get you over the $700 mark :) Congrats and good luck dear friend!
Cole Mackay $75.00 Good for you Nicki. I hope you have a great run in Berlin, and because of you I'm sure Anastazia will have a great year!
Anonymous Donor $75.00 Little Cheese says RUN! Nice work ladies!
Brett Saffer $26.20
Jolene Elberth $26.20 <3
Rob Rittenhouse $26.20
Samira Duja $26.20
Mike Norman $26.20 Rock it out!
Theresa Moutafis $50.00 Yay D!
Jamie Michael $26.20
Carole Pacheco $90.00 As an architect, I am very aware that our profession often focuses on contributing to the physical structure of our environment; but as a human being, it is essential that we contribute to the educational, spiritual, and emotional structure of others liv
Anonymous Donor $20.00
Jocelyn Torio $26.20
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