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Girls on the Run 5K-Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Girls on the Run East Central Illinois will host its 5k event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.  Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade.  During the ten week program, girls participate in lessons that foster confidence, build peer connections and encourage community service while they prepare for an end-of -season celebratory 5k event.

Participation in the 5k event on Saturday, November 11 is open to the public and all proceed from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois.  Registration cost is $25.  All participants registered by October 13, 2017 receive and event shirt, while all registrations received after this date will receive shirts on a first come, first serve basis.  Run finishers will also receive a finisher’s medal.

For more information about the event, how to register and volunteer opportunities, visit

Start time:  9:00am

Registration fee:  $25

Online Registration Dates:  Tues, August 1-Friday, November 10(at 5pm), 2017

Event Day Registration:  $30