Running with Purpose: Miles For Dream Big!

We are a week away from the Boston marathon and I’m feeling READY to cross that finish line—and kiss these early morning runs goodbye. I’m hoping I can inspire you to join me in my final training push. Not only do I need the encouragement, but together we can do even more to help girls achieve their athletic dreams. How, you ask? I’ve created a special Now & Gen 5K Challenge with my friends at Strava. (P.S. they are donating to Dream Big! on behalf of each new Strava registrant!)

All you have to do is join me in the challenge click here and complete at least one 5K (aka 3.1 miles) between now and Sunday, April 21, 2019. The more miles we log as a collective community, the more significant impact we can make towards this important cause.


Every challenger who completes the 5K challenge gets digital bragging rights with a custom badge and warm fuzzies knowing that your participation is helping young girls forge their athletic futures. You’ll also be eligible to enter to win a RunPadsRun hoodie signed by Jared and I (winner chosen at random).

Want to sit this one out? (Trust me, I get it.) Lucky for you, you can still donate at this link and do your part without having to do ANY of the sweating. You can even curl up in your bed and watch Netflix and STILL be a part of the team.

Are you with me?! Watch the video below to find out why this cause is so close to my heart.


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  • Sabrina Travers

    That was a great video, Odette is getting SO big and adorable! I’m a sahm to a 2 and 4 year old girls. I wanted to bring them down to watch the marathon and cheer everyone on but with predicted rain I don’t think my 2 year old will last unfortunately. But you’re gonna kick butt Gen! Such an inspiration.

  • Alicia

    I love this Gen! Great cause and lady O is adorable! I hope y’all meet your goal and I know you’ll do amazing in the Boston marathon!

  • Hailey Owens

    Lady O is growing up so much! Tears of joy during this video! It sent me back to my volleyball and dance days in high school. I joined Strava when you posted about the group. It really helps seeing everyone encourage each other. I’ll be cheering you on this weekend! Love you to the moon.

  • Kim Jacobs

    Sadly I can’t do any running but I am with you in spirt all the way, as well as having donated.

    You can do this, and if you don’t make it to the finish line, there is absolutely no shame in that. You have already done so much for this cause, for getting women out there and energised. You should be very proud of yourself.

    You and Jared are so generous of spirit, you put your money (and your bodies) where your mouth is. I am so proud of you both.

  • Priya

    Totally love this. It gave me the ecouragement to work out in this sweaty summer weather. Did a 3km walk today while listening to this spotify podcast called ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ cause it somehow perfectly fit into the mood. Being a swimmer and volley ball player myself while growing up, I so apperciate this intiative. Sports can be an incredible learning experience, and the world need more of Serena Williams, Paula Radcliffe. Marie Kom and so on. Good luck to you and Jared for the Marathon. May the force be with you <3

  • Adrienne Lillie

    Just signed up!! So excited to join the team! Congratulations on your mile stone y’all!! 💋 xoxo

  • Rajeev

    It is really encouraging and rather a spark in the machine. Watching supernatural just gave us or rather me an idea of how and what things could be out there giving me a new philosophy. BUT this … THIS in itself is supernatural! And when you hail for nature and the pads the nature will surely roll with you! You got my support!
    Cheers! 🤙🏻

  • Jennifer

    I run my 5k tomorrow morning in Omaha, my little sister and a friend are. ow joining me. First race I have done in almost 5 years. I’m a bit nervous but my Strava team is behind me and seeing you and Jared take on Boston was inspiring. Ready…Set…

  • Jennifer

    I run my 5k tomorrow morning in Omaha, my little sister and a friend are now joining me. First race I have done in almost 5 years. I’m a bit nervous but my Strava team is behind me and seeing you and Jared take on Boston was inspiring. Ready…Set…

  • Rajeev

    Watching supernatural series has not only given us a chance to learn things out there which one could only imagine but has inspired me to a different level of belief and connectivity to the nature. It has taught us all a new philosophy! BUT this is how you bring it to life! When you roll for the strength of girl youth, you not only roll for them but for the nature and when you run for nature the nature will surely be with you in making it supernatural! You have my support!
    Cheers 🤙🏻

  • Mirelle Ozeryanskiy

    Hi Gen!! So proud of you for finishing and it’s so beautiful that you share your experience with sports and I love this campaign !!! And BTW Lady O is looking so pretty! Oh my lord, has she grown up.

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