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 July 15th. 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.

Fall 2017 Season

August 5 & 14: New Coach Trainings & CPR
August 16 – 20: Program Registration
September 5: Season Begins
November 4: Fall Community 5k at Lincoln Land Community College

Spring 2018 Season

February TBD – New Coach Trainings
February TBD – Program Registration
March TBD – Season Begins
May TBD – Spring Community 5k