"Having an online community of likeminded women, along with access to guided workouts, monthly challenges and planned races helps keep me on track and accountable with my fitness goals... GritChicks is uplifting female empowerment, through movement and connectivity, at it’s finest! "
- Kelsey J, TEAM GritChicks TEAMmate
A SAFE PLACE TO SHARE & FIND SUPPORT IN TRAINING & IN LIFE!
At TEAM GritChicks, we believe ALL women have the ability to work to achieve their goals, in running AND in life.
Founded by Jen Labesky (@jenlarun), TEAM GritChicks is a non-competitive community of women connecting via our private app to support one another as we train to be the most powerful versions of ourselves. Together we provide accountability, training support, friendship, and a positive environment full of empowering women where you're accepted just as you are!
Our private app is a safe, supportive place to share and ask questions we might not feel comfortable asking in the public eye of social media. We are family, and together we are unstoppable!
Whether you're training for a specific race, training to join us at one of our selected team races, or simply training for life, this is YOUR team.
Private Team Community App
In-Person & Virtual Races
Optional Run Coaching
"This group came into my life when I needed it the most. I move around a lot so it isn't easy to make friends. All of the women I know in this community, I get to call my friends. Even though there may be distances, they have my back always."
- Chelsey B, TEAM GritChicks TEAMmate
team member benefits
As a member of Team GritChicks, you receive all of the following:
FREE* Exclusive Team GritChicks *Rabbit* brand Team shirt!
EZ Tee SS
REP YOUR TEAM IN STYLE!
After 3 months membership you will receive the official TEAM GritChicks Rabbit brand EZ tee (MSRP $48)! Whether you race in person with us or in your hometown, represent YOUR team with pride!
* Free after 3 months' paid membership + one free exclusive team item each year you're a teammate! TEAMmates have the option to purchase additional team shirts with their team discount.
* If necessary, we may change the free TEAM shirt brand, style or color at any point.
Additional TEAM apparel available for purchase with TEAM discount by Active TEAMmates only *additional styles available
Our own Private Team GritChicks community APP FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID
No social media required!
Through unlimited access to our private community app (available in the App Store and Google Play), you can connect with like-spirited women to share goals, support, setbacks, achievements, progress photos, inspiration and more! In this community all TEAMmates are invited to get to know, share and support each other. Much like our retreats, our forum is a place where lifelong friendships with women from all over the world are formed.
This is a place for YOU to be YOU. A place where we all feel safe to ask questions, share our goals and cheer each other on.
GritChicks app is available through the App Store and Google Play Store.
MONTHLY ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Exclusive TEAMmate-only live workshops via Zoom with guest experts on topics such as nutrition for the female athlete, "ask a coach" sessions for training questions, goal planning & more! All TEAMmates are invited to the live Zoom calls, and most workshops are recorded if you can't make it live!
earn a Free finisher's shirt with exclusive team grit chicks virtual races!
FREE with your team membership, join your team virtually every few months to race a 5k, 10k or half marathon and receive a free exclusive TEAM GritChicks race finishers shirt!
Private Team GritChicks Club on Strava!
All TEAM GritChicks TEAMmates have the option of joining our TEAMmate-only club on Strava.
(optional) EXCLUSIVE INVITATIONS TO RACE MEET-UPS!
Train with us throughout the year and race with us in awesome locations throughout the United States! We choose races that offer various distances, so you can find a distance to train for that feels right to you! We will share our training together in the online team community, then meet up at the race destination for pre- and post-race strategizing and fun!
Our next optional in-person race meetup is planned for Las Vegas, March '23!
discounts on grit chicks apparel and retreats!
TEAM GritChicks TEAMmates receive a private discount code for 15% off all GritChicks apparel and $100 off GritChicks Retreats! Our next retreat is in Bozeman, Montana in May 2023!
(optional) custom training planS or online private coaching AVAILABLE!
TEAM GritChicks membership & benefits are included for all coaching & custom training plan athletes. See link below for more info on coaching.
For ladies who don't currently have a coach but would like more customized support in their training, TEAM GritChicks athletes can add private coaching or custom training plans with either Ann Scholl or Jen Labesky. Read more about our coaches here.
The custom training plan option blends perfectly with our online community for support with questions, setbacks and celebrations!
And if you want even more in-depth support, Ann and Jen offer one-on-one private coaching with TEAM membership as well. (Limited 1:1 coaching spots available)
To learn about Ann & Jen's background & coaching and to read more about run coaching options, click here.
ALL paces and experience levels are welcome on TEAM GritChicks!
We have ladies on the team who are just discovering running,
ladies who have been running all their lives, and everywhere in between!
Ways YOU CaN join Team GritChickS®️
TEAM GritChicks has three monthly membership options available, depending on your needs!
(If you are interested in a custom training plan or 1:1 coaching, you can change membership types at your monthly renewal date. For instance, if you want to add coaching for a few months for an upcoming race, then take a break from coaching here and there but stay on the team, you can do that!)
All three membership types include everything listed above
Membership options WITH run coaching or custom training plan also include:
Everything listed above PLUS either a monthly custom written training plan OR 1:1 private run coaching with Jen or Ann (limited 1:1 spots available).
Basic TEAM Grit Chicks membership without a training plan or coaching is $25 per month.
Monthly custom training plan created just for you by Jen or Ann is $75 per month. Includes TEAM GritChicks membership and all TEAMmate benefits.
Private one-on-one online coaching with Jen or Ann is $175 per month. Includes TEAM GritChicks membership and all TEAMmate benefits. *Jen's 1:1 spots are currently full, but Ann has a few spots, and both Jen & Ann are available for custom training plans!
For more information on run coaching options, click here.
Please read team guidelines & code of conduct here before joining.
"We may live far apart but our community is knit together and able to share stories, smiles, struggles and accomplishments. We all of course, share our great love of running so it is easy to build such great camaraderie."
- Ruthie L, TEAM GritChicks TEAMmate
TEAM GritChicks is excited to welcome Coach Ann Scholl to our coaching team!
An ELEVEN time 100 mile finisher with over 100 marathons and 24 ultras over 50 miles under her belt, Ann brings priceless knowledge and experience to the athletes she coaches. Ann is a Certified Ultra Coach through United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy, trail race director, and joyful runner!
"Great online running community for women! A wonderful place for encouragement, engagement and camaraderie from other goal oriented runners!"
- Jen O, TEAM GritChicks TEAMmate
DO I NEED TO BE AN EXPERIENCED RUNNER TO JOIN?
All experience levels are welcome on TEAM Grit Chicks.
Fast, slow, ultrarunner or beginner, if you want to run, you're a runner on our team!
WHAT IF I HAVE MY OWN COACH?
Our TEAM community is open to all women, regardless of your coaching arrangement.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY MEMBERSHIP TYPE?
(i.e. adding or subtracting Custom Plan or 1:1 Coaching
In order to change membership type, we recommend waiting until a day or two before your renewal, then cancel and repurchase the desired plan right after. This will allow you to maintain your profile, badges, post history, etc.
If you have any questions about this, send us an email and we'll walk you through it!
WHAT IF I EVER NEED TO CANCEL MY TEAM MEMBERSHIP?
You can cancel at any time, however the current month you are in when you cancel is not refundable.