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New York Road Runner to send a team to the NYC Marathon.
TrackGirlz launches Track & Field Girls Performance Curriculum to be implemented by third-parties.
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Did You Know?
TRACK AND FIELD IS ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE SPORTS FOR GIRLS, FEATURING VARIOUS ETHNICITIES, BODY TYPES, AND ATHLETES WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.
Source: U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
BY THE AGE OF 14, GIRLS DROP OUT OF SPORTS TWICE AS OFTEN AS BOYS FOR FACTORS SUCH AS SOCIAL STIGMA, LACK OF ACCESS, SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, COSTS, AND LACK OF POSITIVE ROLE MODELS.
Source: Women’s Sports Foundation
SPORT & MENTORSHIP
TRACK AND FIELD WAS FOUND TO MOST LIKELY LEAD TO HIGHER EDUCATION AT FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND POSITIVELY IMPACTS BEHAVIORS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND OVERALL HEALTH FOR TEEN GIRLS.
Source: Women’s Sports Foundation
How we change lives
Empowering girls physically, mentally, and socially through track & field programs.
I wanted to create this track club North Idaho Blaze Track and Field Club) because I wanted to do something for my community. It would mean so much to have this grant because it would benefit many athletes in need who can’t afford the fee for our club.
We can use this grant in so many ways, a portion of the grant can be used to help defray the cost of the district and regional meets, helping the girls take the next step to the nationals… one airline ticket can change the life of one girl. We know that this extra boost will help us to achieve our goals of winning medals on the national stage.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Athletes in Track and Field
The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We’d like to take this opportunity to put the spotlight on some of the amazing Asian American and Pacific Islanders within the track and field community, not only in the United States, but in other parts of the world as well. The list…
Sisterhood Spotlight: Jenny Hitchings
Jenny Hitchings is an American distance runner from Sacramento, California, who at the age of 59 set a new world record at the 2023 London Marathon
Sisterhood Spotlight: Des Linden
In her recently published memoir, Choosing to Run, two – time Olympian Des Linden shares her start in athletics, her wide range of accomplishments, and how she recovered when times got hard.
AAU Track and Field partners with Olympian led TrackGirlz to offer track and field girls empowerment programming to its members
ORLANDO, FL. – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Track and Field, one of the nation’s largest youth track and field event organizers, most recently partnered with TrackGirlz, a nonprofit organization led by USA Olympic Sprinter & High Performance Coach, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, and Wellness Coach, Jennifer Forrester. This joint effort will provide direct pathways to implement…
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Your support will help girls access track and field by providing scholarships to attend our workshopz. Additional support through merchandise sales, ticketed events, and monetary donations is also important. Please consider becoming a monthly donor to support #TrackGirlz every month.