CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2014 ONLINE or visit us in person or call us at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA! Our number is (217) 234-9494
Get excited for the next awesome season of Girls on the Run in east-central Illinois! More sites have been added, so we can reach even more girls and bring the power of Girls on the Run to even more people in our community.
Our spring2014 season begins the week of February 3 and ends on April 16 or 17. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, April 12 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University . You are welcome to join your girl at the 5k for an additional $20. Participation in the 5k is completely voluntary. The $100 fee includes 20 lessons, healthy snacks, water bottle, t-shirt, celebration 5k, finisher’s medal and an end of the season celebration. Full and partial scholarships are available for families in need.
Sites are limited to a maximum of 17 girls, and registration is on a first come first serve basis.
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.