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.

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!

5K Registration is now open!

Our Spring 2018 5k registration is now open! The 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 race participants will be able to decorate their hair with Happy Hair, get their face painted, and more before the start of the race.
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.

Spring program registration

Spring 2018 registration will open Wednesday, February 14th at 9:00am. Spring season will begin the week of March 5th and the community 5k will be held in Springfield on Saturday, May 19th.

How to register:
Online registration is preferred. You can register online on February 14th at 9am here. If you need computer access, talk to your school or stop by the GOTR office at 907 Clocktower Drive in Springfield. To register by phone, call the office at 217-726-9808.

Enrollment:
Enrollment in GOTR is limited to 15 girls per team! Most of our teams chose to conduct first come, first serve enrollment, therefore it is important to register your girl early. However, the following schools will have a lottery-based registration process due to high interest at those sites: Black Hawk Elementary, Chatham Elementary, Farmingdale Elementary, Owen Marsh Elementary, and Russell Elementary. For more information on the lottery process, click here.

If you need information about our program fees, scholarship information, and payment plans, please click here.