2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Natasha Hastings, and Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman collaborate to use their track and field experience to…
'We promote sisterhood, empowerment, and healthy lifestyles through track and field inspired programs for girls.' - Mechelle, Founder
Track and field is the second-most-popular sport in the world, following soccer, comprised of running, jumping, and throwing events. In the United States, Track and Field is the number one high school participatory sport for girls (approximately 500,000 participants) as well as junior high and college, and there are more than 30 million adult runners, more than half of those being women. The sport is one of the most diverse and inclusive sports for women, appealing to various ethnicities, body types, and athletes with physical disabilities.
If you are a female actively competing in the sport, you are called a Track Girl – no matter if you run, jump, or throw. And, once a Track Girl, always a Track Girl. It’s a community of powerful women and girls who compete or have competed in the sport and live the lifestyle of being a person confident in their skin and a competitor both on and off the track or field.
Noticing this powerful network, Track and Field Olympian, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, started TrackGirlz in 2015 when she realized the strong influence of world-class women and girls in the sport was being overlooked. She wanted to create a platform that provided sport specific female role models while also creating ways to develop talent and share the influential Track Girl culture.
We promote confidence, community, and healthy lifestyles through our track and field inspired fitness program, leadership camps, and athletic leisure apparel, while helping to create and maintain exposure for track girls on a daily basis. And, if you don’t run, jump, or throw, don’t worry, you can always channel your “Inner Track Girl” fierce mindset. We want all women and girls to be inspired by the strength of track girls around the world and to be exposed to the opportunities in the sport that leads to long-term success.
Our goal is simple: Equip women and girls with the tools to be successful in and out of track and field to empower their everyday lives. #TrackGirlz