Lights, Camera, Action!

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Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s time to bring Cool2Duel back to Springfield for another round of Dueling Pianos. This year’s theme is all about great movies, soundtracks, and feeling like a star!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a great time with other Girls on the Run supporters while Cool2Duel puts on an awesome show! There will be heavy appetizers, a cash bar, 2 hour interactive performance, AND a costume contest (so come dressed as your favorite movie character for a chance to win a prize!). Doors open at 7:30 pm, entertainment starts at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $30/person. You can also purchase a table for your company and get your logo on our promo materials! Email Ruth for details. This event has been known to sell out, so purchase your tickets before they’re gone!

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Fall program registration is Open!

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Online registration for our Fall 2019 season will be open from August 14-26. Enrollment is first come, first served and space is limited to 15 girls per team. That means you must register early to guarantee a spot! Our scholarship application is available beginning Monday, August 12th for families to receive financial assistance. Families who apply for scholarships should receive their code for registration within one business day. Note: the registration deadline may be extended for sites that have not filled by the 26th.

Can’t find your school on our locations tab? Not to worry! You can register at one of our community sites this fall! A Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grade) team will be hosted at Southwind Park in Springfield and a Heart & Sole (6th-8th grade) team will be hosted at the Downtown YMCA in Springfield. Click here to see our locations for Fall 2019 including meeting dates and times!

Still have questions about program registration? Please email Kelsea or give her a call at 217-726-9808 and she would love to fill you in!

Interested in coaching?

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Life happens fast, help a girl find her pace

You have an epic opportunity to help girls discover the inner power they have always possessed and to serve as a game changer as they gain momentum to be propelled forward in life. As a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, you’ll play a pivotal role in unleashing strength, bravery, and the limitless potential in the next generation of young girls in your own communities.

GOTR coaches are as diverse as the girls they serve. Being a runner is not a requirement for either coaches or girls to have fun in our program! Our coaches are people like YOU who take pride in role modeling character, connectedness, and inner strength.

GOTR coaches make a difference in the lives of girls they serve by simply being themselves. They’ve also been known to have a lot of fun and learn valuable lessons too!

There are over 400 girls eager to participate in Girls on the Run in our area this fall. All that is missing is you! We need you! Click here to sign up!

Fall program registration opens August 14th!

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Registration will be here before you know it and we want to help make this season an amazing experience for your girl! At Girls on the Run, your girl will be active while working to build confidence and lifelong skills. The best part of all? She will make new friends and have FUN along the way!

Online registration opens Wednesday, August 14 at 9 am and will continue through Friday, August 30. Don’t forget, teams are limited to 15 participants and registration is on a first come, first serve basis for most sites. To see a list of fall sites, click here.

The fun begins the week of September 2 and continues through mid-November. The Fall Community 5k concludes the season and will be held on Saturday, November 9.

Are you interested in starting a Girls on the Run team at your school? There are still a few spots available for new teams! Call Kelsea at 217-726-9808 or click here to learn more!

Camp GOTR – Deadline to sign up is June 12th!

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Deadline to sign up is June 12th!

There are still a few spots left for you to join us at Camp GOTR this summer! Camp dates are June 17-20 (Monday-Thursday) from 8:15am-12:15pm. Camp will be located at the Lincoln Land Community College Springfield campus. Click here to learn more and get registered!

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Celebrity Bartender Peoria Edition

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Police vs Firefighters

Celebrity Bartender Peoria Edition is back at it again for another round! We will have three bartender match-ups throughout the evening. Don’t forget to tip! Each dollar counts as one vote for your favorite bartender. Each round will have a winner, but the overall winner will be announced at the end of the night. All tips will benefit Girls on the Run and provide scholarships to girls in the Peoria area. Check out our Facebook event for more information!

Information session in Bloomington/Normal

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Information session in Bloomington/Normal

Come learn more about how you can help bring the Girls on the Run program to McLean County! On June 18th we will be hosting an informational session in Bloomington/Normal that will give you time to meet members of our staff, get to know how our program works and why it’s so effective, ask questions, and enjoy some refreshments. We hope to see you there! Check out our Facebook event for more information.

We need 20 more volunteers!

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We are expecting over 1,200 participants at our event which means we’re going to need a lot of help to make this year the best yet! In fact, we still need the support of 20 more volunteers to make our 5k a success and ensure the safety of our girls.

No matter what your skill set is we have something for you! We still need volunteers as course marshals, face painters, photographers, and helping tear down after the event!

Click below to find out more information!

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Last chance to register online for 5k!

It’s hard to believe that there’s less than two weeks left until our Power Up 5k at Lincoln Land Community College! Last week, girls around central Illinois completed their practice 5k rain or shine. Now it’s time for the real deal and we encourage you to join us in your best super hero attire! Last day for online registration is Thursday, May 16th.

Race Day Schedule – Saturday, May 18th

8:30am – Family-Friendly Activities

10:00am – Celebratory 5k

The 5k is the culmination of our 10-week program and gives each girl the opportunity to achieve the goals they’ve been working towards all semester long! 

Remember, girls who are currently participating in our program do not need to register for the run, but we encourage family, friends, and community supporters to participate!

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Sign up for summer camp!

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There is still time to sign up for our brand-new summer program, Camp GOTR. We could not be more thrilled to offer it to incoming 3rd through 5th grade girls with our partner, LLCC College for Kids.

Camp GOTR combines everything that makes the Girls on the Run program effective with all the fun of camp!

During the week-long session led by GOTR coaches, girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactives games, being phyiscally active, and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Click here to find out more!

  • Dates: Monday – Thursday, June 17-20, 2019
  • Times: 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (drop off available at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Location: Lincoln Land Community College, Trutter Center
  • Fee: $135 (includes Camp GOTR t-shirt, Camp GOTR bracelet, and all handouts/materials/journals)
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