Registration for Fall opens August 11, 2014!!

Our fall 2014 season begins the week of September 8, 2014 and ends the week of November 10, 2014. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, November 8, 2014 and will start and finish at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.

We have a BRAND NEW curriculum for the Girls on the Run sites!

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 11, 2014!! Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Scholarships area available for any family who needs support.

Girls on the Run (3rd-5th Grades)                              

Arcola Elementary: Mon/Wed 310-440p
Arthur High School: Mon/Thur 4-530p
Carl Sandburg Elementary: Tues/Thur 3-430p
Effingham High School: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Jefferson Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p
Main Street Elementary: Mon/Thur 320-450p
Mattoon Area Family YMCA: Tues/Thur 4-530p
Mattoon Salvation Army: M/W 330-5p
Moweaqua North Park: Tues/Thur 415-545p
Okaw Valley Elementary: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Riddle Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p
St. Anthony Grade School: Mon/Wed 315-445p
St. Johns Lutheran School: Mon/Wed 4-530p
Stew-Stras Elementary: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Sullivan Armory: Tues/Thurs 330-5p
Vandalia Elementary: Tues/Thur 315-445p
Washington Elementary School (Monticello): Mon/Wed 330-5p
Wesley Methodist Church: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Williams Elementary: Tues/Thur 320-450p
Windsor Elementary: Tues/Thur 315-445

Girls on Track (6th-8th Grades)

Broadway Christian Church: Tues/Thur 345-515p
Okaw Valley Middle: Mon/Thur 330-5p
Vandalia Holy Cross Church: Tues/Thur 345-515p
Windsor High: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Wesley Methodist Church Mon/Wed 330-5p

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 transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.