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. 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
Wesley Methodist Church: Tues/Thur 330-5p

Washington Elementary School (Monticello): 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

Vandalia Holy Cross Church: Tues/Thur 345-515p

Wesley Methodist Church Mon/Wed 330-5p

Fall 2014 Season is coming SOON!!

Our fall 2014 season begins the week of September 8, 2014. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, November 8th. The $100 fee includes 20 lessons, healthy snacks, a water bottle, t-shirt, celebration 5k, finisher’s medal, and an end of the season celebration. Full and partial scholarships are available to families in need. Call Beth at (217) 234-9494 for more scholarship information.
Registration opens August 11, 2014!

Girls on the Run (3rd-5th Grades)
NEW CURRICULUM THIS SEASON!
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
Lincoln Elementary School: Tues/Thur 330-5p
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
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
Windsor High: Tues/Thur 330-5p
Vandalia Holy Cross Lutheran Church: Tues/Thur 345-515p
Wesley Methodist Church Mon/Wed 330-5p

The Girls on the Run 5k is Saturday, April 12!

The Girls on the Run 5k is Saturday, April 12!

5K RegistrationSpring 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!

Fees:

  • $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!
Peace, Love and Run-A-Thon 2014!

Peace, Love and Run-A-Thon 2014!

Peace Love Run-A-ThonJoin runners and walkers during the 24-hour relay on a treadmill at the YMCA & be a part of our second annual Run-A-Thon! 

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 1pm on April 12 – 1pm on April 13

For a minimum fundraising commitment of $125 you will receive:

  • a shirt!
  • a medal!
  • an entry into the RUNdraiser-only raffle to win a Garmin running watch!

Click here to register online, or contact Ashli Crowe at (217)234-9494 or ashli.crowe@girlsontherun.org.

 

Registration for our Spring 2014 season is OPEN!!!

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.

Spring 2014 Sites:

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

COLES COUNTY

Carl Sandburg: Mon/Wed 6-730p

Carl Sandburg: Tues/Thurs 3-430p

Jefferson: Mon/Wed 315-445

Mattoon Area Family YMCA: Tues/Thurs 4-530pm

Riddle: Mon/Wed 315-445p

St. Johns: Tues/Thurs 4-530p

Williams: Tues/Thurs 320-450p

Wesley United Methodist Church: Mon/Wed310-440

(Carl Sandburg Overflow, girls can take bus)

Wesley United Methodist Church: Tues/Thurs 330-5

(Jefferson Overflow, girls can take the bus)

 

DOUGLAS, MOULTRIE, and SHELBY COUNTIES

Arcola Elementary: Mon/Wed 310-440pm

Arthur Elementary School: Mon/Thur 4-530p

Bond Primary School: Tues/Thurs 330-5p

Okaw Valley Elementary: Tues/Thurs 330-500p

Shelbyville Main Street Elementary: Tues/Thurs 320-450p

Sullivan Armory: Tues/Thurs 330-5p

Stew-Stras: Tues/Thurs 330-5p

Windsor Elementary School: Tues/Thurs 330-5p

 

EFFINGHAM AND FAYETTE COUNTIES

Effingham High School:  Tues/Thurs 330-5pm

Vandalia Elementary School: Tues/Thurs 315-445p

 

Girls on Track (6th-8th Grades)

Broadway Christian Church: Tues/Thurs 345-515p

Windsor High School: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm

The Fall 5k is almost here!

The Community 5k benefiting Girls on the Run East Central Illinois is Saturday, November 9 at 9 am!

Start and Finish at The Mattoon Area Family YMCA

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

Join over 355 girls, their 130 coaches, and running buddies as we cover 3.1 miles throughout Mattoon. 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!

Download the Course Map (.pdf)

Fees:

$20 – Pre-Registration (until 5pm on Thursday, November 7)
$25 Late Registration (Friday, November 8 & onsite Saturday, November 9)
Online

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.

Join Us for the #SoMuchFun Series!

Join Us for the #SoMuchFun Series!

Each event in our new fun run series is open to ALL runners and walkers!  Join us as we celebrate our strengths and ability to move forward while having fun and meeting new people in the community!

The only event with a registration fee is the Girls on the Run 5k, which you can register for at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA or at any of the #SoMuchFun events.  For all other events, simply check in at the location!

For more information about the #somuchfunseries, contact Ashli at ashli.crowe@girlsontherun.org or 217-234-9494.

#SoMuchFun Schedule

Firefly Fun Run
7:30 pm, Saturday, Aug. 31
Douglas Hart Nature Center

Show Your True Colors Fun Run
9 am, Saturday, Sept. 28
Mattoon Bike Path

Be Who You Want To Be Costume Fun Run
9 am, Saturday, Oct. 26
Lytle Park

Girls on the Run 5k
9 am , Saturday, Nov. 9
Mattoon Area Family YMCA

The Light Inside Fun Run
9 am, Saturday, Dec. 7
Mattoon Lightworks in Peterson Park

Registration for Fall 2013 is Open!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2013 ONLINE or  download and return this .pdf.

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  fall 2013 season begins the week of September 9 and ends on November 14 or 15. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning and ending at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA. 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 15 girls, and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

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

  • Arcola Elementary School: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:10-4:40 pm
  • Arthur High School: Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm
  • Carl Sandburg Elementary School: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:30 pm
  • Fayette County YMCA, Vandalia: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45-5:15 pm
  • FULL! Jefferson Elementary School: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 pm
  • Moulton Middle School, Shelbyville: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:50 pm
  • Moweaqua, North Park Pavilion: Tuesday and Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 pm
  • Okaw Valley Elementary School, Bethany: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 pm
  • Riddle Elementary, Mattoon: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 pm
  • South Side Elementary, Effingham: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm
  • St. Anthony’s, Effingham: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 pm
  • St. Johns Lutheran School, Mattoon: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5:30 pm
  • Stew-Stras Elementary School, Strasburg: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm
  • Sullivan Armory: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5 pm
  • The Mattoon YMCA: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm
  • Williams Elementary School, Mattoon: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:50 pm
  • Windsor Elementary School: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm

Girls on Track (6th-8th Grades)

  • Mattoon Middle School: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:40-5:10pm
  • Wesley Methodist Church: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm
  • Windsor High School: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Okaw Valley Middle School: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Moulton Middle School, Shelbyville: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:20-4:50pm
  • Vandalia Junior High: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5pm