On The Trail – New Non-Profit Partner for Desert RATS Trailrunning Festival

Empowering Girls and Women to Shape the Kind of Future We Want to See


Women’s Wilderness Institute is thrilled to be Gemini Adventures’ non-profit partner for the 2014 Desert  RATS Trailrunning Festival. We’re looking forward to bringing our crew of staff and volunteers to support all the athletes, offer high fives, and hydration! Come check us out at our aid station on event day or learn more about all our adventures (and ways to get involved!) at: www.womenswilderness.org.

 Building the confidence and strength to be able to complete an event like Desert RATS is part of what Women’s Wilderness Institute strives to do – we help women and girls develop the ability to measure and take personal risks and to be empowered by their choices. Throw in beautiful scenery, an encouraging environment, and an opportunity to play and you’ve got strong girls and women shaping a better world.

 Since 1998, thousands of girls and women have learned new skills in an encouraging environment with the support of talented female staff and co-participants and celebrate how they learn, laugh, and feel powerful in new, often unexpected, ways.

 Women’s Wilderness’ adventures are inspiring on their own, but providing opportunities to be engaged within the community is also a big part of the organization’s mission. “It was super easy to give an enthusiastic YES to helping support [the Gemini Adventures Trail Running Festival] in April,” says Lori Mathews, Women’s Wilderness’ Marketing Coordinator. “What an incredibly fun and rewarding way to engage our volunteers and community. We have an amazing community of individuals – from our office staff and field instructors, our board members and volunteers, to our girls and their families. It’s the people who make the difference and help make this organization thrive and partnering with Gemini Adventures to provide this kind of opportunity is what we’re all about.”

 Whether you’d like to participate in a program, get involved, support us, or join our next event in Fruita (a Woman’s Mountain Bike Retreat running May 2-4), we’d love to hear from you!

 The Women’s Wilderness Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the courage, confidence and leadership skills of women and girls, through the challenge and support of wilderness- and community-based experiences. Women’s Wilderness celebrates the unique strengths and learning styles of girls and women, and is dedicated to building strong girls and women with the skills to make our world a better place. With the commitment to make girls’ courses accessible to all who would like to attend, full and partial scholarships are available for low- and lower middle- income families. We invite you to join us on a path fueled by inspiration and open to wherever you wish to take yourself. Customized ‘Build- Your- Own’, single- or mixed- gender courses are also available for schools, organizations, work groups, or families and friends.





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