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Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois is proud to serve Coles, Douglas, Effingham, Moultrie, Piatt, and Shelby counties in Illinois. Click on the programs below to learn more and see individual program locations.

GIRLS ON THE RUN is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd – 5th grades. Meeting twice a week in small teams, Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event which gives participants a sense of achievement and a framework for setting and achieving goals.

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HEART & SOLE creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. The season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K, a celebratory event that underscores the skills girls have been developing in Heart & Sole.

Don’t see your program site? Inspire girls in your area to be
joyful, healthy and confident by starting a site at your local
school or community facility.

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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