Our Services


Supporting & Inspiring Women to Overcome Barriers

We promise to support and inspire women to overcome emotional, mental and financial barriers with the transformational power of physical activity and a community of like-minded women. As a member, you have access to all our services, programs and events to elevate your self-confidence and cross life's finish lines. Browse our services below! 


Sole Sisters Scholarship

The Sole Sisters Scholarship is awarded every December to train for the Gazelle Girl 5k, 10k or half marathon race in April. This scholarship opportunity includes a five-month training program and clinic, peer support, fresh athletic clothing and shoes, entry into the event, and a personal image consultant.

Interested in applying? Click below to learn more!



Sole Sisters Closet

The Sole Sisters Closet is a gently-used, athletic clothing collection for women. Both members and non-members have access to donate and shop in our Clothing Closet either at our headquarters in Grand Rapids or at community events.

Sole Sisters' Clothing Closet has supported the YWCA of West MichiganGirls Rock – GR Urban League, STARS, and Sole Sister Scholarship Recipients. If you're interested in having our Clothing Closet come to your group or know of someone who is training but may not be able to afford proper gear, contact us below!



Women-Specific Training Groups

Sole Sisters organizes several women- and goal-specific training groups as well as informational and hands-on clinics throughout the year to help you cross the finish line at your first event or achieve a personal best in an upcoming race.

Sole Sisters Training Group Schedule

Running/Walking: January–May (Gazelle Girl , Amway Riverbank RunBayshore Half Marathon)

Triathlon: April–June (Greenville Sprint TriathlonGrand Rapids Sprint Triathlon)

Cycling: May–July

Community Engagement

In addition to supporting one other, Sole Sisters also prioritizes volunteerism and community outreach to support other organizations working to empower women.

Some organizations we’ve supported include:

Check back often on our Events page for upcoming volunteer opportunities with Sole Sisters!