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Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Community members run on the corner of Broadway Street and 16th Street in Mattoon, where The Girls on the Run 5K running route began, Saturday morning. The run had approximately 400 race participants.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Eastern students volunteered with the annual Girls on the Run 5K on Nov. 9, as well as the programming leading up to the race. Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois describes its mission as “(inspiring) girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.” Be...

Girls on the Run offers confidence, service

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017

With the goals of fostering confidence, building peer connections and encouraging community service in mind, the Girls on the Run 5K was hosted Saturday in Mattoon. Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run...

Girls on the Run seeking volunteers

Staff Report

August 23, 2017

Girls on the Run East Central Illinois is looking for volunteers, including head and assistant coaches. Girls on the Run is a program that brings together groups of eight to 17 girls for a season to work on their personal development, team building and connection to the community. There are o...

Coaching opportunity for girls on the run

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

January 18, 2017

  Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois is searching for coaches to inspire girls in 3rd through 8th grade during its 10-week program. Training for these potential coaches will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA. Council Director Sarah Dowell said Girls on...

Girls on the Run kicks off its 10th season

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Jefferson Elementary School Girls on the Run members deliver blankets they made to Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Lynnsey Veach, City Editior

January 10, 2016

The Mattoon Young Men’s Christian Association will be hosting its tenth season of Girls on the Run East Central Illinois beginning the week of February 1. Girls on the Run will be held in Coles, Moultrie, Shelby, Effingham, Piatt, and Douglas counties. The program invites girls from 3rd to 8th grade...

Girls on the Run to host 5K

Colby Gerth, a sophomore biological sciences majorad member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity holds out a door decoration he made with other members of SAE. THe Fraternity is sponsoring the the Arcola Elementary Girls on the Run team, and made the decorations to hand out to each runner to show their support.

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Producer

November 5, 2014

Running a 5K or 3.1 miles is just a small part of what the girls in the Girls on the Run program accomplish in 10 weeks. Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois will be hosting its fall 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA. Beth Gillespie, the East Central council director, said...

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