Girls run the world! On May 18, 2019, you can run, too – in the Girl Up Global 5K. Why? To show the world the power of girls. Girl leaders everywhere are lacing up their running shoes to defend gender equality and fundraise for girls’ rights and opportunities in India.
This virtual 5K gives girls the chance to organize their communities for Girl Up, so that girls in India can have a brighter future. Funds raised by our girl leaders will support a UNFPA program that helps girls in the Rajasthan region of India continue their education, prevent early marriage, and learn vocational skills to earn an income. The program also educates girls and women on important health issues to raise awareness of and access to public services available to them.
Our goal is to enroll 2,000 more girls in India in this program, and we can do it with your help! Your fundraising efforts will be matched thanks to our generous donor and Advisory Board member, Anu Jain. With every dollar doubled, Girl Up leaders are challenged to raise $100,000 to reach our goal.
Register for the Global 5K to create your fundraising page and let us know when and where you’ll be running. If you’re running with friends, create a team when you register – and then share your team’s link so others can join. You can also sign up as an individual and run solo! Sign up today!