Celebrity Bartender in Springfield on 6/21/2018

Girls on the Run will present the Springfield edition of our Celebrity Bartender event! This year’s celebrity bartender event is the Battle of the Gyms. Which fitness center has the strongest supporters?

Join us on June 21st at Brickhouse Grill and Pub for a drink. Tip your bartender to vote which one will win each hour. All tips will benefit Girls on the Run and provide scholarships to girls in the central Illinois area.

Wondering who will be 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 in Peoria raised $2,324 for GOTR scholarships!

We had our first Celebrity Bartender event in Peoria on June 7th at Bearded Owl Brewing. Each hour, two gyms competed against each other to see who would come out the winner. Of the six gyms that competed, Tony Schoedel from CrossFit Peoria was victorious and the overall winner with $883 in tips! Thanks to our wonderful bartenders and their supporters for donating $2,324 which is enough to fund an entire GOTR team!

We would also like to present an Energy Award to Arron McCall at CrossFit North Peoria. Arron received the second highest amount with $838 in tips. However, he was so close to reaching $1,000 that CrossFit North Peoria donated another $162 to GOTR! Arron also challenged himself and his gym to complete one burpee for every dollar he received in tips

Pictures from the event can be seen on our Facebook page.
Wondering who our bartenders were?
Bartender Line Up
6:00 p.m.: Camille Coates at Be You Fitness vs. Tina Chavez with The Riverplex
7:00 p.m.: Zach Phillips from No Limit Fitness Studio vs. Bryndy Sheets from Crossfit East Peoria
8:00 p.m.: Arron McCall from Crossfit North Peoria vs. Tony Schoedel from Crossfit Peoria

OCIF Underwater Half Marathon benefits GOTR

The Orthopedic Center of Illinois hosted an underwater half marathon to benefit Girls on the Run of Central Illinois on March 24th. The OCI offers an underwater treadmill for their physical therapy patients. However, the treadmill was used for a different purpose that day. On Saturday, the treadmill was used to benefit GOTR with individuals walking or running underwater. Each participant was to walk/run 1 mile for a completion of 13.1 miles. The event, along with a casual day fundraiser the day prior, raised over $2,300! Check out Channel20’S coverage of the event here.