Colgate Women’s Games Returns for 49th Season

On Global Running Day, the Nation’s Longest-Running Indoor Track & Field Series for Girls and Women Announces Its Return Indoors this November

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today on Global Running Day,

“We are thrilled that Colgate Women’s Games is back indoors and returning to the roots of our historic competition,” said Cheryl Toussaint, world-class championship medalist and Meet Director, Colgate Women’s Games. “The indoor track & field season is a crucial part of development for athletes who train in cold climates, as it offers them the opportunity to hone their skills in a controlled environment. For decades, Colgate Women’s Games has fostered talented leaders both on and off the track and inspired thousands of female athletes with a focus on mentorship and creating educational pathways that can lead to brighter and healthier futures; I know the 49th Season will build on our legacy of helping the next generation of girls and women to achieve their dreams.”

With the long-standing support of title sponsor Colgate-Palmolive, participating athletes have the opportunity to win one of more than 100 education scholarships awarded by the Company each year, in $2,000, $1,000, and $500 denominations based on order of finish in the finals. Colgate-Palmolive covers all costs of Colgate Women’s Games, allowing athletes to participate and their family and friends to attend at no cost.

Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in June, Global Running Day encourages people of all ages and abilities to stay active while serving as a reminder of the positive benefits that running has on physical, mental, and emotional health — an ethos similarly shared by Colgate Women’s Games.

“As we celebrate the significance of Global Running Day, we also recognize that Colgate Women’s Games is more than just a competition; it’s a testament to the power of sport, mentorship, and education to advance the health and wellbeing of all people – and reflects on our Company’s purpose and values of being Caring, Inclusive, and Courageous,” said Sally Massey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Colgate-Palmolive. “The Colgate Women’s Games community cares about each other, welcomes one another with open arms, and supports girls and women as they courageously pursue their dreams. We are incredibly proud of our nearly 50 years of support for this tight-knit community, and look forward to cheering our athletes on.”

Competition Details

This season’s events will be held indoors and include two preliminary meets, a semi-final competition, and a final meet where the top competitors in each event will have the chance to receive educational scholarships and trophies. All girls in grades one and above who are enrolled in and attending school, including women in college and beyond, are eligible to participate in two events at each preliminary meet. Events include: the 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, high jump, and shot put, depending on grade division. Medals and ribbons are awarded to top place finishers in each event at preliminary meets, and trophies and medals are awarded to semi-finalists and finalists.

All events will be held at The Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory, located at 216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, New York 10032. Key dates for athletes, coaches, parents, and fans are below.

  • November 30, 2024: Registration Day. Participants will pick up their complimentary Competitor’s Packet, which includes a competitor’s shirt and bib number (both required to compete), as well as a free family care package of Colgate-Palmolive’s essential health and hygiene products.
  • December 29, 2024 & January 5, 2025: Preliminary Meets. **Registration for the series closes on January 5, 2025.
  • January 19, 2025: Semi-Finals
  • February 1, 2025: Finals

Online registration and entry forms will be available this Fall. For more information on Colgate Women’s Games and to sign up for updates, visit

About Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, Lady Speed Stick, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Murphy, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health through the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached approximately 1.7 billion children and their families since 1991. For more information about Colgate’s global business and how we are building a future to smile about, visit CL-C


Andrea Holland

Colgate-Palmolive Company

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