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Girls on the Run of Central Illinois opens registration for fall program
Families can register their girl now through September 8th for the healthy lifestyle
and self-confidence program offered at Chester-East Lincoln

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[September 06, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD - Girls on the Run of Central Illinois will kick off the 2014 fall program session with 42 teams at local schools and community program sites. Registration for the 10-week program will be open through 5 p.m. on September 8th. Several new schools are partnering with Girls on the Run to offer the program for the first time this fall. Among them is is Chester East-Lincoln. Families can register their girls online at

More than 500 girls in third through eighth grades are estimated to participate this season in the life-skills program region wide. The sessions will run for 10 weeks beginning September 8 at more than 35 local schools and community sites throughout central Illinois.

“We are excited to bring our program to additional community site locations this fall and hope to engage girls and their families with our positive lifestyle program,” said Jennifer Sublett, executive director of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. “The physical activity and healthy lifestyle focus of our program will reach the girls who participate in the program, as well as their families and our volunteer coaches.”

The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum which integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships, and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes lessons specifically devoted to a community service project completed by each team, as well as a fun, non-competitive 5k run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season. The fall 2014 5k will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, and is open to the entire community.

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The CEL chapter of girls on the run will meet twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about the program, how to volunteer or to register for the community 5k, visit  You do not have to be a runner to get involved. Girls on the Run needs program coaches, committee members and 5k volunteers. Please contact us at 217-726-9808 to discuss which role will best fit your skills, talents and schedule.



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