Our mission is Trifold: Expose women and girls in track and field as role models, empower women and girls in track and field by providing tools and resources, encourage daily movement through our track and field inspired fitness program. #TrackGirlz

 

TrackGirlz is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing access to sport, empowerment, and healthy lifestyles through track and field. Our programs and events provide direct interaction with global track & field female role models, including world-class athletes and coaches, from a sport proven to have health, educational, and social benefits. Or mission is Trifold: Expose women and girls in track and field as role models, empower women and girls in track and field by providing tools and resources through our scholarship program and workshops. Last, we aim to encourage daily movement through our track and field inspired fitness program and curriculum. 

 

From our Co-Founder, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, 2008 USA Track & Field Olympian: 

I originally started TrackGirlz as a LLC in 2015 when I realized the impact of the talented and successful women and girls in the sport was not reaching its full potential. We want the world to know the power of track girls around the world and the opportunities in the sport that can lead to long-term success for those involved. We also want to use this track girl influence as a way to inspire the masses to move through our fitness program and curriculum that includes track and field inspired workouts and the aspects of manifesting what you want to achieve. 

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.  I’ve been called a “Track Girl” since I started in the sport at age 14.  Having a marketing background, I began to recognize that we were actually a brand; A strong brand, with strong positive influence.

The essence of a “Track Girl” is strong, beautiful, and bold, with the sport as a source for these attributes.  It has provided a way for me to learn through healthy competition – how to lose and how to win. I’ve learned how discipline, commitment and hard work yields positive results and how cutting corners and bad habits lead to disappointment.  Embracing self-expression among track girls is an important part of our strong community. From personalities to hairstyles and lip stick choices, the sport allows you to showcase who you authentically are, while learning the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  I use track and field work outs, follow a similar diet, and channel that Track Girl confidence ’til this day. 

– Mechelle L. Freeman   

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