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
Coaches Needed in Lincoln!

Coaches Needed in Lincoln!

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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.

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.