Coaches Needed

New Coaching Opportunity in Lincoln! This fall we will be starting our first community site at the Lincoln Park District and we are in need of several adult coaches to help out. Click here to learn more!
Interested in bringing our transformative program to your school? Learn more at www.GOTRcentralillinois.org or email lara@GOTRcentralillinois.org!
Mark your calendars for our Fall 2018 program registrationRegistration will open on August 15The season begins September 4 and runs through the fall 5k on November 10th

2018 Girls on the Run Founder’s Scholarship Winner

Each year, our alumnae are eligible to apply for the Girls on the Run Founder’s Scholarship through the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. The applicant must explain how her GOTR experience has influenced her choices made in high school and include her volunteer efforts, pursuit of her dream career, how she focuses on her health, or how she maintains her inner confidence. The scholarship was created by GOTRCI founder Deb Shultz in October of 2013.
This year’s recipient is Madeline Fellhauer and she received $1,500 in funding for college. She participated in our program at Our Saviour School in Jacksonville in 2011. Read her scholarship application essay here.
  Lara Lebeck, GOTR Program Manager, and Madeline Fellhauer, scholarship recipient.

Celebrity Bartender in Springfield 

We had a record setting Celebrity Bartender season. Last month we held two Celebrity Bartender events, one in Peoria and one in Springfield. In competitive spirit, the Springfield Battle of the Gyms took the challenge to raise more than Peoria’s $2,324 in tips, and succeeded.
Springfield’s Celebrity Bartender event was held on June 21, 2018 at Brickhouse Grill and Pub. Six gyms swapped out the weights for beer glasses and competed head to head to be named hourly winner and overall champion. The overall champion for the evening was RinoWorx Fitness with $1,000 total in tips. We were wowed by the support of everyone who participated and donated that evening with a total of $3,754 going to scholarships. Thank you so much to everyone who supported the gyms, the bartenders and GOTR! 
See photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Wondering who was there?
Bartender Line Up
5:00-5:30 p.m.Iron Fitness vs. RinoWorx Fitness
5:30-6:00 p.m.Orangetheory Fitness vs. Ahh Yoga
6:00-7:00 p.m.Capital City CrossFit vs. Crossfit XLT
Celebrity Bartender Champions –
RinoWorx Fitness 

Volunteers needed at our ‘Time to Shine’ 5k

Volunteers needed at our ‘Time to Shine’ 5k
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? We need the support of over 100 volunteers to make our 5k a success while ensuring the safety of our girls on and off the course. We expect more than 1,300 runners and about 2,000 spectators at the event. Please sign up to volunteer and give our girls a hand!
Volunteer positions range from early set-up, course marshal, face painting, happy hair, water stop, and more!

5K Registration is now open!

Have you registered for our ‘Time to Shine’ 5k? The spring 2018 5k will be held at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield on Saturday, May 19th. Free activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k starting at 10:00 a.m. Girls and participants will be able to decorate their hair with Happy Hair, get their face painted, and more before the start of the 5k.
The 5k is the culmination of our 10 week program, which provides the girls of central Illinois the tools to be confident, healthy, and happy. Friends, family, and GOTR supporters are invited to participate in the 5kor to join others on the sidelines to cheer on the girls throughout the course.

Schnucks Giving Bag

Purchase a Schnucks’ giving reusable bag throughout the month of May to support GOTR. Girls on the Run will receive $1 for every giving bag purchased!
Not only does the bag support local charities, like ours, it also alleviates the use of 8 single-use bags. That’s a lot of giving from one reusable bag!
Purchase your bag at 2801 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL location to support GOTR in May. 

5K Registration is now open!

5K Registration is now open! 
Have you registered for our ‘Time to Shine’ 5k? The spring 2018 5k will be held at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield on May 19, 2018. Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k starting at 10:00 a.m. Girls and participants will be able to decorate their hair with Happy Hair, get their face painted, and more before the start of the 5k.
The 5k is the culmination of our 10 week program, which provides the girls of central Illinois the tools to be confident, healthy, and happy. Friends, family, and GOTR supporters are invited to participate in the 5kor to join others on the sidelines to cheer on the girls throughout the course.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed at our ‘Time to Shine’ 5k
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? We need the support of over 100 volunteers to make our 5k a success while ensuring the safety of our girls on and off the course. We expect more than 1,000 runners and about 2,000 spectators at the event. Please sign up to volunteer and give our girls a hand!
Volunteer positions ranging from packet pick-up on Friday, May 18th, early set-up, volunteer registration, course marshal, face painting, happy hair, and more!

Volunteer at the Fat Ass 5k to help GOTR

Volunteer at the Fat Ass 5k to help GOTR
The Fat Ass 5k & Street Party for Charity will be May 12th and you can help us by volunteering for this year’s event! Volunteers receive a Fat Ass t-shirt plus admission to the street party on Saturday. You can select from several opportunities including packet pick-up before the race, course marshals and merchandise sales. A list of available dates and shifts are available on their websiteGirls on the Run of Central Illinois was recognized as a charity partner for the 2017 event and received a $3,500 donation from the race proceeds.

Volunteer at our the Spring 2018 5k

Volunteer at our the Spring 2018 5k
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? We need the support of over 100 volunteers to make our 5k a success while ensuring the safety of our girls on and off the course. We expect more than 1,000 runners and about 2,000 spectators at the event. Please sign up to volunteer and give our girls a hand!
Volunteer positions ranging from packet pick-up on Friday, May 18th, early set-up, volunteer registration, course marshal, face painting, happy hair, and more!