We are proud that 100% of the funds raised by this event will be donated to these four non-profit organizations.

The Gazelle Girl Half Marathon is pleased to announce that for a second year it will partner with an additional fourth charity that aligns with the mission of the event.

Interested organizations should fill out the application linked below to be considered and a selection committee (comprised of race committee members, sponsors and one representative of each of the three legacy charities) will select the top 5.

A poll will open allowing community members to select their favorite of the five charities. The profits of the event will be evenly split between the four charities. The fourth charity cannot be successive, but they can be voted in again in future years.

Applications for the 2015 Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Community Selected Charity must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Community voting will be open from October 20 - 31, 2014. The fourth charity will be announced on November 15, 2014.

Charity partner criteria:
● Women focused organization
● Non­-profit must serve Kent County
● Must be a 501(c)3
● Must be involved in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon in some capacity. Ideas include, but are not limited to, the following:
○Spirit Station
○ Course volunteers
○ Marketing support
○ Recruitment of runners

Click here to apply

KCGOTR is the Kent County chapter of Girls on the Run® International, a nonprofit program designed to help pre-teen girls build confidence, strengthen their self image and develop healthy life skills.

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) exists to provide education, connections, and resources that create and strengthen women-owned businesses.

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Our 2014 Charity Partner was D.A. Blodgett - St. John's, Sisters in Support. The program helps pregnant women, first time mothers and/or mothers of many children. Volunteer “Sisters” act as friends and role models to help with parenting, school, and financial responsibilities. Coming soon will be the 2015 charity partner.