Let's Run Girls Cambridge

Let's Run Girls Cambridge

Raising money to train up new run leaders to keep our group running

£40 raised of £160 target 25 %
4 supporters 45 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £160 is pledged by 10:05pm 6th July 2017

Let's Run Girls is all about encouraging women in Cambridge to start running and keep running, for fun, fitness and what have now become friends!

Check out our Facebook group here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/139358409815924/

Learning to run from zero is difficult, it is hard to motivate yourself and you sometimes feel like a bit of a fool, especially when you get heckled by van drivers and the like. In a group it becomes so much easier: you have others waiting for you when you said you'd be there, they'll ask you where you were if you miss a session, you can chat away the miles, you're not alone in your sweaty face and breathlessness and you can go for a coffee afterwards with others who have the same fitness goals and aspirations as you and there's definitely safety in numbers.

Let's Run Girls is a social running group with sessions lead by volunteer leaders, organised for women by women but in order to make the group sustainable we need to train up new leaders. Since starting the group in July 2016 we have managed to train up seven additional leaders to the three originals. The grand plan is to expand to other locations in Cambridge and beyond but we do need the funds to train up new willing volunteers. Each leader course costs £160, hence we are using crowdfunding to see how many new leaders we can train up who will then go on to inspire many more women to get active through running.

Please donate what you can, we normally only ask for £10 for a 10 week beginner block but if you want to and can donate more it would be most appreciated!

And do share the joy with others, it's not easy coming along to a new group alone, bring along a friend, sister or work colleague and get them involved, you are far more likely to stay committed with a buddy.