100% of proceeds go to our charity partners.

Since our first Gazelle Girl event in 2013, raising funds for our charity partners has been at the center of our mission and will remain there under the new SHE RUNS Grand Rapids brand. We are incredibly proud of our sponsors, committee members and most importantly our participants for helping to raise over $300,000 for important organizations that are positively impacting women and children and/or inspiring movement in our community. Raising funds for our charity partners will always be part of the mission of SHE RUNS Grand Rapids.

Girls on the Run West Michigan

“Girls on the Run West Michigan has partnered with Gazelle Sports since the inception of our Council in 2004. We deeply appreciate the support of Gazelle and SHE RUNS Grand Rapids which has helped to provide the opportunity for thousands of girls over 18 years of age to participate in the GOTR program promoting mental, emotional, and physical health. The support of all participants of SHE RUNS Grand Rapids helps Girls on the Run ensure that the program is available to ALL girls across West Michigan that are eager to participate.”
-Lisa Hegenbart. Executive Director
Girls on the Run

Text SHERUNS to 50155 to donate to the YWCA and directly support survivors.


“The partnership we’ve had over the last ten years with Gazelle Girl, and now with SHE RUNS Grand Rapids, is particularly special to us. It’s as if this community of runners is right there alongside the thousands of domestic and sexual violence survivors who we serve, not on a race course, but on a healing journey.”
-Charisse Mitchell, CEO
YWCA West Central Michigan