The Spring 2014 5K is April 12!

5K Registration | Spring 2014 Course Map | Participant and Family Information

GOTR LoveStart and finish at the on the campus of Eastern Illinois University!

We welcome anyone who wants to run, walk, or skip their way to the finish line, and all finishers will receive a medal! Don’t delay! Register online!

Join over 300 girls, their coaches, and running buddies as we cover 3.1 miles throughout the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. This is non-competitive, celebration 5K, and times will not be recorded nor will results be posted. Finishers will receive a medal, lots of cheers and the admiration of all spectators. Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner!


  • $20 – Pre-Registration (until midnight Thursday, April 10, 2014)
  • $25 – Late Registration (Friday, April 11th & on-site Saturday, April 12th)

Sat. April 12th  Timeline:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am: Event Day Registration
  • 8:45 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 9 am: 5k Begins
  • 8 – 11:00 am: Celebration!


Girls on the Run is a non-profit 501-c3 with the mission of educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Powerful women and men role models lead 3rd-8th grade girls through a ten week program where they use fun running games and experiential activities to help girls learn about expressing themselves, making good choices, creating healthy habits and serving their community.

The program culminates in a non-competitive 5k event which gives each girl a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. The girls complete the program with a stronger sense of identity, a greater acceptance of themselves, a healthier body image and an understanding of what it means to be part of a team. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts.