Girls on the Run is so much fun! We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program designed specifically for girls in grades 3-5. The innovative, research-based curricula include workouts and games that teach important life skills while preparing the girls for a 5k. Girls are challenged to reach personal goals regardless of fitness level.

Online registration: December 1, 2016-January 19, 2017
Registration fee: $100 – Scholarships available
Season begins: January 30, 2017

The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The $100 fee includes 20 lessons, healthy snacks, t-shirt, celebration 5k, finisher’s medal, and an end of the season celebration. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Scholarships are available to families in need.

Spring 2017 Sites

Girls on the Run (3rd-5th Grade) 

Arcola Elementary School: Mon/Wed 3:10 pm-4:40 pm
Arthur Elementary School: Mon/Thurs 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Bement Elementary School: Mon/Wed 3:25pm-4:55 pm
Carl Sandburg Elementary (Charleston): Tues/Thurs 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Cerro Gordo Elementary: Mon/Wed 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Effingham High School: Tues/Thurs 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Jefferson Elementary (Charleston): Mon/Wed 3:15 pm -4:45 pm
Main Street Elementary (Shelbyville): Tues/Thurs 3:20 pm-4:50 pm
Mattoon Area Family YMCA: Tues/Thurs 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Riddle Elementary (Mattoon): Mon/Wed 3:15 pm-4:45 pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Stew-Stras): Tues/Thurs 3:45 pm-5:15 pm
Washington Elementary (Monticello): Tues/Thurs 3:10 pm-4:40 pm
White Heath Elementary (Monticello): Tues/Thurs 3:10 pm-4:40 pm
Williams Elementary (Mattoon): Tues/Thurs 3:15 pm-4:45 pm

Heart and Sole (6th-8th Grade) 

First Presbyterian Church (Charleston): Mon/Wed 3:15 pm-4:45 pm