Girls On The Run

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Teams of 8-15 girls learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The season culminates with a noncompetitive, celebratory 5K event scheduled for Sunday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Stephens Family YMCA.

Program Fees
Cost per girl is $125. A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are available.

Online registration opens August 1st at 8 a.m. Girls are registered on a first come first serve basis. The program begins September 4th and ends the week of November 5th. A link to the registration site can found at  Paper registration is also available.

Fall 2018 Program Locations:

Booker T. Washington STEM Academy (Tues/Thurs, 3:15-4:45p.m.)

Carrie Busey (Tues/Thurs, 2:15 – 3:45p.m.)

Dr. Howard (Tues/Thurs, 2:00 – 3:30p.m.)

Fisher Grade School (Mon/Thurs, 3:30 – 5:00p.m.)

Gibson Area Hospital (Days/Times TBA) *meets at GCMS High School Track

Judah Christian School (Mon/Thurs, 3:30-4:30p.m.)

Leal Elementary School (Wed/Fri, 3:30 – 5:00p.m.)

Lincoln Trail, Mahomet (Mon/Wed, 3:15-4:45p.m.)

Paxton (Mon/Wed., 3:30 – 5:00p.m.) *meets at Paxton Jr. High

Stephens Family YMCA (Tues/Thurs, 4:00 – 5:30p.m.)

Unity West, Tolono (Tues/Thurs, 3:00-4:15p.m.)

University Primary School (Tues/Thurs, 3:00 – 4:15p.m.)

Campus Middle School For Girls (Tues/Thurs, 3:15-4:45 p.m.) *Heart and Sole


nikki mercer| council director

girls on the run of champaign county

|stephens family ymca |
2501 fields south drive | champaign, il 61822
|217.239.2841 | 217.356.7964 fax

learn. dream. live. run

For more information & to register visit: 

nikki.mercer| council director