Team Girl Up

Join Girl Up and Run For a Great Cause!

Girl Up is recruiting runners for our 2021 race calendar. Join our team today and run for gender equality!

What is Team Girl Up?

Team Girl Up is a running program all about girls’ empowerment. We recruit runners for marathons and half marathons who believe in fighting to achieve gender equality for every girl, everywhere. Our runners know that girls everywhere are powerful, and they are raising funds through their race to advance girls’ rights globally. All fitness levels are welcome with our program, and many participants are first-time marathon runners. Our resources and coaches will help make your race day a success.

Why join Team Girl Up?

Team Girl Up is a passionate community of runners who receive special benefits and support from Girl Up, including:

  • Free race entry
  • Girl Up’s 4-month marathon and half-marathon training plans
  • Team Girl Up fundraising guide and a personalized fundraising page
  • Weekly Team Girl Up newsletters with training and fundraising tips
  • Access to fundraising and training coaches for personal consulting
  • Team Girl Up Dri-FIT race day shirt
  • Pre-race dinner and Girl Up cheer zones along the race course
  • Early notification of upcoming race opportunities with Team Girl Up
What are the requirements to participate?

Members of Team Girl Up are required to:

  • Complete registration for an upcoming race as an official Team Girl Up runner
  • Commit to raise the amount of money specified for your race, even if you cannot complete the race due to injury. Runners have until one month after race day to meet their commitment.
  • Participate in Team Girl Up training and race-weekend activities, when desired.
2021 United Airlines NYC Half

(March 2022) This iconic race takes runners from around the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of New York City. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in Manhattan, from Central Park through Times Square to South Street Seaport! Secure your guaranteed entry in this sold-out race as a Girl Up runner. The fundraising minimum for this half marathon is $1,500. Spots are limited!


2021 BMW Berlin Marathon 

(September 26, 2021) The Berlin Marathon is one of the largest and most popular races in the world, with runners from 122 countries and more than one million spectators. Originally run only in West Berlin, when the German city was divided, the fast and flat course now weaves back and forth across the former wall, and ends with all racers passing through Brandenburg Gate. Runners who have already secured their own race entry can still join our team. Run for Girl Up in the 2021 Berlin Marathon and secure your guaranteed race entry for a fundraising minimum of $3,000. Spots on our team are limited!


2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 

Girl Up no longer has bibs available, but you can still run for Girl Up in the 2021 Chicago Marathon if you have secured your own race entry. Travel through 27 neighborhoods on a flat and fast course that starts and finishes in Grant Park, taking you through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries enjoy the support of 1.7 million spectators at this elite race—a favorite among endurance runners. Run for Girl Up in the 2021 Chicago Marathon. 


2021 TCS New York City Marathon

(November 7, 2021) The world-famous premier event of New York Road Runners takes runners through the five boroughs of New York City. Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners participate in the world’s biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers in 2019! Run for Girl Up in the 2021 NYC Marathon and secure your guaranteed race entry for a fundraising minimum of $3,000. Spots on our team are very limited, so register today!


2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

(April 25, 2021) The Virgin Money London Marathon, the premier marathon in London, is held in late April and runs through some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Secure your guaranteed entry in this race with Girl Up. Our fundraising minimum for the Virgin Money London Marathon is $5,000.

Register here!

Independent Events

Are you running a race that isn’t on our official race calendar? You can still run on behalf of girls’ empowerment! Sign up for your race and then register with Team Girl Up. The suggested fundraising goal for a full marathon is $1,000 and for a half marathon is $850.

Register here!

Give to Girl Up

Your support of our girl changemakers means Girl Up can continue to work toward a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential. You can make a difference in the life of a girl by donating today.

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