Girls on the Run East Central Illinois 5K

November 11, 2017

Registration Details
November 11, 2017

Mattoon Area Family YMCA
221 North 16th Street - Mattoon
9:00 AM | 5K Start
Course Information
Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9th from 4-7pm and Friday, Nov. 10 from noon-6pm at Mattoon Area Family YMCA, 221 North 16th Street, Mattoon IL 61938.  Event day registration and packet pickup will be held from 7:30-8:30 am on Saturday, Nov 11th, 2017 at Mattoon Area Family YMCA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the 5k run take?

Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 15 minutes. Most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes, where those who are walking the 5k may take up over an hour. We will be sweeping the course to ensure all runners have returned to the starting area. No results are recorded or posted. This is a celebratory event.

Are there aid stations available?

One water will be available on the course. T Each participant should plan to take no more than two servings of water at the Aid Station. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.

Where should I park?

Parking can be found at our YMCA parking lot, along Broadway Ave, and at the train depot which is off of Broadway Ave and just across the parking lot from the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 300 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5K yet! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone.

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OPPORTUNITIES
Registration

Volunteers will help with 5K registration, assisting pre-registered runners and event day runners. Approximate arrival time 5:30 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 5 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.

Operations

Volunteers will help with logistics and operations. Potential responsibilities include: parking attendants, helping to distribute water to runners, assisting runners at the start line and on the course. Approximate time of arrival is 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 6 hours. These volunteer opportunities are best suited for adults, older teens and adult groups.

Hospitality

Volunteers will help greet participants upon arrival and assist coaches with their 5K materials. Assistance will also be needed with runner refreshments and medal distribution at the finish line, and at the information and merchandise tents. Approximate time of arrival is 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Time commitment is 4 to 6 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.

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Girls on the Run East Central Illinois
221 N. 16th St.
PO Box 875
Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 234-9494 Fax (217) 234-3481

sarah.dowell@girlsontherun.org