The 2015 Running Goddess 5K

Lasdon Park, Katonah, NY
Sunday, May 17, 2015   5K – 8 a.m.  Kids 1 Miler – 9 a.m.

Registration is closed.

“The Power of One”

It only takes ONE educated girl to inspire and transform a community. It only takes ONE woman to create a resource for other women to find hope and strength for themselves and their families.

The Running Goddess is an organization committed to supporting women and girls in their pursuit of health and education. Through your involvement, girls locally and abroad will be uplifted. By nurturing a girl’s love of science, or helping women lead balanced and healthy lives, your contribution will make a difference.


Through the generosity of our sponsors, volunteers and race participants, The Running Goddess is proud to donate $7000 to the following organizations:

  • Katonah Education and Exchange Program (KEEP) / Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya: $3000
  • Support Connection of Yorktown Heights: $2000
  • The Running Goddess Scholarship: $1000
  • The Running Goddess International Scholarship / Asian University for Women in Bangladesh: $1000

Thank you all so much for supporting women and girls health and education in the sciences and “The Power of One” to transform lives and communities locally and abroad.

Bettina, Lisa, De, Mike, Trisha, Wendy, Jim and Lee

For more info about our 2015 charities, please click here.

2015 TRG Scholarship Winner: Meet Ms. Mikaela DiBello

Mikaela DiBello

Mikaela DiBello with her dad, Greg

This year’s local recipient is from Mahopac High School. Mikaela’s interest in biochemistry led to her two year summer internship as a chemical research assistant with BASF in Tarrytown. As a Team Captain of her field hockey team, she is the embodiment of a Running Goddess scholar-athlete. She will be attending Rennsalaer Polytechnic Institute this fall. “I would like my research to focus on researching solutions to devastating diseases, such as cancer, or simply researching different aspects of prescription drugs and their true effects on the human body. I know that even the smallest level of research can leave a huge impact and I look forward to using mine to change the world.”

2015 TRG International Scholarship winner: Meet AUW’s Ms. Shejuti Benta Sarkar

Shejuti Benta Sarkar

Shejuti Benta Sarkar

With her interest in environmental science, Ms. Sarkar was moved by the plight of the homeless and the debilitating effects of pollution in Bangladesh. Through her studies at Asian University for Women she has found that “feminism is about having all rights equally to build up an equal society rather than a patriarchal one, and openly talking about issues like women’s rights and homosexuality which went unspoken even ten years ago. For me this school has defined womanhood in a unique way. I dream of a society where women will think out of the box and uphold themselves proudly as part of a stable and prosperous society.”

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