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Colgate-Palmolive Earns 13th Consecutive ENERGY STAR®  Partner of the Year Award

Colgate Women’s Games Returns for the 49th Season

Colgate-Palmolive Earns 13th Consecutive ENERGY STAR®  Partner of the Year Award

June 24, 2024

The Nation’s Longest-Running Indoor Track & Field Series for Girls and Women Announces Its Return Indoors November 2024

Colgate-Palmolive celebrated Global Running Day with an announcement that Colgate-Women’s Games, the nation's longest-running indoor Track & Field series for girls and women, will kick off its 49th Season in November 2024. After seasons 47 and 48 moved to an outdoor competition due to the pandemic, this year’s Games will return indoors, taking place at The Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City. Athletes, parents, coaches, and fans can sign up to receive updates about registration for the 49th Season at

About the Colgate Women’s Games

Founded in 1974 by legendary Brooklyn track coach Fred Thompson, with the support of Colgate-Palmolive, Colgate Women’s Games has promoted the transformational power of athletics, mentorship and education to thousands of young female competitors through organized sport. Participating athletes have the opportunity to win one of more than 100 education scholarships awarded by Colgate-Palmolive 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. Participants receive a complimentary competitor’s t-shirt as well as a free family care package of Colgate-Palmolive’s essential health and hygiene products.

“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.”

Empowering Excellence: The Colgate Women's Games and its Transformative Role

For nearly 50 years, the Colgate Women’s Games has provided girls and women with opportunities to pursue their educational goals and achieve their potential both on and off the track. As a result, the Colgate Women’s Games has supported thousands of young women in developing successful careers as world-class athletes, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and entrepreneurs. Many standout high school competitors have earned athletic scholarships that enabled them to pay for college. The event has produced over 25 athletes who have competed in renowned world-class championships and has bolstered the careers of hundreds of age-group, collegiate, and National Champions.

“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,” said Cheryl Toussaint, world-class championship medalist and Meet Director, Colgate Women’s Games. “I know the 49th Season will build on our legacy of helping the next generation of girls and women to achieve their dreams.”

Season 49 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 Season 49 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 to mark in their calendars are as follows:

  • 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 and to sign up for updates, visit

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