Girls on the Run Community “Realize Your Limitless Potential 5k” – Nov. 8th

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[October 25, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD – Girls on the Run of Central Illinois invites you to join them for the fall Girls on the Run “Realize Your Limitless Potential 5k” presented by Memorial Health System. This non-competitive run/walk will be held on Saturday, November 8th at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, in celebration of the fall 2014 Girls on the Run program participants.

The fall season of the 10-week Girls on the Run program is coming to a close. More than 450 third through eighth grade girls at 35 area schools and community sites are participating in the Girls on the Run and Girls on Track curriculum, which focuses on teaching self-respect and healthy lifestyle choices. The program season ends with the 5k event that celebrates their training. The event is open to the entire community. Family, friends and community supporters of all ages and abilities are encouraged to register to run or walk the course with the girls.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a family-friendly festival that includes face and hair painting, fun activities, and photo opportunities. The race start time is 10:00 a.m. and medals will be distributed at the finish line to all finishers. Post-race activities will take place until noon on race day.

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Online registration ( is encouraged.  Discounts on Registration October 25th through November 7th.  Registration at full cost the day of the run. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. Girls on the Run fall participants, coaches and practice partners do not need to register.

Not a runner or walker? Please sign up to volunteer! Volunteers can also register at For more information, contact Kelsey Dyckman ( at 217-726-9808.

[Jennifer Sublett, Girls on the Run]

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