Fall 2016 Sites

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

Arcola Elementary: Mon/Wed 3:10-4:40pm

Arthur Elementary: Mon/Thursday 4:00-5:30pm

Atwood-Hammond Grade School: Tues/Thursday 3:30-5:00pm

Carl Sandburg Elementary: Tues/Thursday 3:00-4:30pm

Effingham High School: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:00pm

First Presbyterian Church: Monday/Wednesday 3:15-4:45pm

Jefferson Elementary: Mon/Wed 3:15-4:45pm

Lake Crest Elementary: Mon/Wed 3:25-4:55pm

Main Street Elementary: Tues/Thursday 3:20-4:50pm

Mattoon Area Family YMCA: Tues/Thursday 4:00-5:30pm

Riddle Elementary: Mon/Wed 3:15-4:45pm

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stew Stras: Wed/Fri 3:45-5:15pm

Washington Elementary: Tues/Thursday 3:10-4:40pm

Wesley Methodist Church: Tues/Thursday 3:15-5:00pm

White Heath Elementary: Tues/Thurs 3:10-4:40pm

Williams Elementary School: Tues/Thursday 3:15-4:45pm

Heart and Sole (6th-8th Grade)

Broadway Christian Church: Tuesday/Thursday 3:40-5:10pm

Spring 2017 Registration Opens December 1

Spring registration opens Dec 1. Please use the registration link on the right sidebar to register.

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

Arcola Elementary School
Arthur Elementary School
Atwood-Hammond Grade School
Bement Elementary School
Carl Sandburg Elementary
Effingham High School
Jefferson Elementary
Lake Crest Elementary School (Oakland)
Main Street Elementary (Shelbyville)
Mattoon Area Family YMCA
Riddle Elementary
Washington Elementary (Monticello)
Wesley Methodist Church (Charleston)
White Heath Elementary (Monticello)
Williams Elementary

Heart and Sole (6th-8th Grade)

First Presbyterian Church (Charleston)

Fall registration opens July 1

Fall 2016 Registration Opens July 1.

Are you ready for the spring season?

Spring Registration will open JANUARY 5, 2016!

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Our spring 2016 season begins the week of February 1, 2016 and ends the week of April 11. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on Saturday, April 9 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

  • Registration will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • A parent/guardian must complete a registration form for each girl.

Full and partial scholarships are available to families in need. Scholarship applications are available On-line.

Call or email Sarah at (217) 234-9494 with questions regrading registration!

Celebrating 5 Years!

Celebrating 5 Years!

The spring seasoPrintn kicks off in January and it will be a big one!  We are celebrating our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We’ve served over 1,800 girls in the past 9 seasons across seven counties in East Central Illinois!  We have given them a chance to shine, to become the boss of their own brain, and to reach our amazing finish line- while being cheered on by over 700 strangers. We have had over 500 coaches join us, only to realize that the lessons of Girls on the Run is just as important for grown ups as it is for our girls and to realize we are worth while- as we are.  What will spring bring us?

 

 

Spring 2016 Sites

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

Arcola Elementary: Mon/Wed 310-440p

Arthur Elementary: Mon/Thur 4-530p

Atwood-Hammond Grade School: Tues/Thur 330-5pm

Bement Elementary: Tues/Wed 325-455p

Carl Sandburg Elementary: Tues/Thur 3-430p

Effingham High School: Mon/Wed 330-5p

Jefferson Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p

Main Street Elementary: Tues/Thur 320-450p

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

Riddle Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p

St. Paul’s in Stew Stras: Wed/Fri  345-515pm

Washington Elementary: Tues/Thur 310-440pm

Wesley Methodist Church: Tues/Thur 315-5p

White Heath Elementary: Tues/Thurs 310-440p

Williams Elementary School: Tues/Thur 315-445p

 

Heart and Sole (6th-8th Grade)

*Presbyterian Church: Mon/Wed 315-445p

* For the 6th grade girls attending Jefferson Elementary only

Charleston Middle School: Site Pending

Run for a reason.

The Girls on the Run 5k is Saturday, November 14!

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The Girls on the Run 5k will start and finish at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA!

Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event.  It is a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a ten week season of Girls on the Run programming.  Our 5K is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face!  Join over 300 girls, their coaches, and running buddies as we cover 3.1 miles throughout Mattoon, IL. This is a celebration 5K, and times will not be recorded nor will results be posted. Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner!

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!

Fees:

  • $20 –Registration (for registrations received on or before 5pm on Friday, November 13)
  • $25 – Day of Registration (for registrations on-site Saturday, November 14)

Packet pick-up will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12th from 4-8pm and Friday, Nov. 13 from noon-6pm at Mattoon Area Family YMCA, 221 North 16th Street, Mattoon IL 61938.  Race day packet pick-up will be held from 7:30-8:30am on Saturday, Nov 14th, 2015 at Mattoon Area Family YMCA.

Fall 2015 Sites

Fall 2015 Sites

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

Arcola Elementary: Mon/Wed 310-440p
Arthur: Mon/Thur 4-530p
Atwood Hammond Grade School: Tues/Thurs 345-515p
Carl Sandburg Elementary: Tues/Thur 3-430p
Effingham High School: Mon/Wed 330-5p
Jefferson Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p
Main Street Elementary: Tues/Thur 320-450p
Mattoon Area Family YMCA: Tues/Thur 4-530p
Okaw Valley Elementary: Mon/Thur 315-445p
Riddle Elementary: Mon/Wed 315-445p
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Stew-Stras): Mon/Thur 345-515p
Sullivan Armory: Tues/Thurs 315-430p
Washington Elementary School (Monticello): Tues/Thurs 310-440pm
Wesley Methodist Church: Tues/Thur 330-5p
White Heath Grade School (Monticello): Mon/Wed 310-440p
Williams Elementary School: Tues/Thurs 315-445pm

 

Heart & Sole (6th-8th Grades)
Broadway Christian Church: Tues/Thur 345-515p
First Presbyterian Church (Charleston): Mon/Wed 315-445pm
Okaw Valley Middle School (5th-8th grade): Mon/Thur 330-5p

#findyourstrong at the 2015 GOTRECI Runathon!

#findyourstrong at the 2015 GOTRECI Runathon!

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Do you believe in the mission of Girls on the Run? Do you also envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams? Join us for our 3rd annual Runathon! Join runners & walkers for one hour during the 24 hour relay on a treadmill at the YMCA & be a RUNdraiser!   $25 is due at registration with a minimum fundraising goal of $100 due at the Runathon.

$100 = one full scholarship for a girl to participate in Girls on the Run East Central Illinois!

All participants who meet their fundraising commitment will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and an entry into the RUNdraiser Raffle to win a Garmin GPS Running Watch!

Click here to register now!  For more information, contact Ashli at ashli.crowe@girlsontherun.org

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Join us for our spring GOTR 5k at Eastern Illinois University

The Girls on the Run 5k is Saturday, April 18!

The Girls on the Run 5k will start on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL and finish inside of O’Brien Stadium!

Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event.  It is a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a ten week season of Girls on the Run programming.  Our 5K is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face!  Join over 300 girls, their coaches, and running buddies as we cover 3.1 miles throughout Charleston, IL. This is a celebration 5K, and times will not be recorded nor will results be posted. Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner!

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!

Fees:

  • $20 –Registration (for registrations received on or before 5pm on Friday, April 17)
  • $25 – Day of Registration (for registrations on-site Saturday, April 18)

Sat. April 18  Timeline:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am: Event Day Registration and packet pick up.
  • 8:45 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 9 am: Non-competitive 5k begins
  • 8 – 11:00 am: 5K Celebration! Join us for music, face painting, a happy hair station and more!

Information for GOTR & Stride Participants and Families

We have over 600 volunteers that will be out on the course, including the City of Charleston Police Department. Please help us by saying thank you to the volunteers as you go by! Due to our 5k the size of our event there will be no dogs allowed anywhere on the course.

Please have the Girls on the Run girls and  STRIDE boys wear their program shirts.

If you or your child’s running buddy still needs to register, they can do so by calling (217-234-9494) or visiting us at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA or registering online.

Girls on the Run 5k Time Line

8 am: Coaches and kids arrive!
We will have team meet up signs at the finish line. Please meet up with your coaches and team there. Happy Hair and face painting will be open at 7:30 am so please arrive with enough time to do all the activities you want before the 5k begins!

8:45 am: Opening Ceremony including announcing the winner of the WONDERGIRL award!

9 am: 5k Event Starts! NEW COURSE THIS YEAR

9-11 am: Celebration
Includes music, bounce house, photo booth, face painting, happy hair station and other family-fun activities!

Our GOTR girls and STRIDERS will get their very own goody bags! We will be selling Girls on the Run and STRIDE merchandise. We will only be able to accept cash or checks during this time.