Did you know that girls drop out of sports at a rate 6x that of boys?
Fast and Female's start goes way back to when Chandra Crawford was babysitting a ten-year-old girl named Emily. Emily expressed that she wasn’t happy being a girl because girls don’t get to do fun things like skateboarding and instead have to worry about their appearance all the time.
That might sound ridiculous to you but to girls like Emily, it is their reality and their truth.
Fast and Fast and Female is a not for profit dedicated to changing the culture around girls in sport by empowering young women ages 8 to 18 across North America.
Canmore local, Chandra Crawford, saw the value in having inspirational role models to push her to dream big, even before she became a Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist. If not for role models like four-time Olympian Sara Renner, she may not have gotten to the podium.
In the last 12 years, Fast and Female has inspired over 12,000 girls through their events with the help of 650 athlete Ambassadors. Fast and Female Ambassadors are strong, resilient role models who embody the Fast and Female motto:
"Girls in sport are empowered for life!"
Every year, Rocky Mountain Soap hosts a Women's & Girl's Run - one in Canmore, one in Burnaby near Vancouver. All proceeds go to the cause and in 2017, we were proud to write a $20,000 cheque to Fast and Female!
Register for the Rocky Women's Run and Walk here.