Starting a Site

Interested in setting up a New Site?

Thank you for your interest in starting a Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) or Heart & Sole (grades 6-8) team at your school, community center or church!

We are currently serving girls in Sangamon, Brown, Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Menard, Peoria, Scott and Tazewell counties in central Illinois.

Steps for Starting a New Site:

  1. Review the Setting up a Site Packet.  All sites must have a Site Liaison and at least two volunteer coaches. Click here for more information about being a part of the Girls on the Run Coaching Team.
  2. Call our office at 217-726-9808 or email us so that we can work together to answer any questions you may have and set up an information meeting with you and your staff/coaching volunteers.
  3. Upon receipt of the New Site Application, Girls on the Run will review your information and will get in touch with you regarding the status of your application for the following program season.

Deadlines and Dates to Remember

Application deadline to be added as a spring site is November 30th. For a fall season site, the deadline is June 30th. Please contact us by these dates if you are interested but unable to make the deadline, and we can discuss alternative options. We will only be able to accept a limited number of new sites each season.

We will host coaches’ trainings and CPR trainings at the beginning of each program season. This training is mandatory for all new coaches. Coaches only need to attend one training session.

Spring 2017 Season

February 8 through 22 – Program Registration
February 11 & 20 – New Coach Trainings
March 6 – Season Begins
May 20 – Spring Community 5k at Lincoln Land Community College

Fall 2016 Season

August TBD – New Coach Trainings
August TBD – Program Registration
September TBD – Season Begins
November TBD – Fall 5k