Guns N’ Hoses – Celebrity Bartender

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It’s time for one of our favorite annual events, Celebrity Bartender! This year’s theme is Guns N’ Hoses (aka Police vs Firefighters!). It will be on Wednesday, July 17 at Brickhouse Grill & Pub. Join us for a drink and don’t forget to tip your bartender! Each dollar counts as one vote for your favorite bartender. The winner will be crowned after each round and we will announce the overall winner at 7 pm. All tips will benefit Girls on the Run and provide scholarships to girls in the Springfield area. Check out our Facebook event for more information.

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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Register now for our 5k and save $5!

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We love it when our community members join us in celebrating with the girls as they cross the finish line during our spring 5k. Whether you cheer from the sidelines or run alongside the girls we want you to be a part of the party! Registration is now open for the celebratory run that will be held at Lincoln Land Community College on May 18, 2019. Register by 4/26 for early bird pricing!

Race Day Schedule

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!