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Chicks with Kicks, Inc. is a non-profit running club that inspires women to lead a healthy lifestyle and positively transform lives through running and physical activity. Our members gain the confidence to progress further in their personal running goals with the backing of a supportive women’s network.
Chicks with Kicks, Inc. was founded in 2009 in Chicago, IL. The organization originates as a walk/run club for women in the Chicagoland area where women used the club as an outlet for personal gains and social means. Chicks with Kicks, Inc. has existed as a program designed to promote health and fitness, as well as serve the needs of its members through social and competitive means through clinics, lectures, events, programs and races. Whether it is through attending local races, volunteering at sponsored events, participating in fun social health and wellness events, or simply finding a network of fellow fitness enthusiasts to maintain motivation, Chicks with Kicks, Inc. became incorporated in 2012 and has been the trending avenue for many women looking to increase their fitness levels. Chicks with Kicks, Inc. is an affiliate member of the RRCA. Through the RRCA, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Neecy Roney's passion for health and fitness derived from early childhood through participation in various sports and athletics. She believes that “wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body”. Neecy founded Chicks with Kicks, Inc. to creatively promote health and wellness and to break the barriers that bars women from running. She is also the Founder and Executive Race Director for Divine Nine 5K. Lover of wine and books, you can find Neecy running along Lake Shore Drive in her hometown across Chicagoland, IL.
Chicks with Kicks, Inc. is an affiliate member of the Road Runners Club of America. Through the RRCA, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.