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Welcome our New Program Managers!

Posted 2/20/2017 | GOTR

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is thrilled to welcome our two new program managers, Abbie Schneider and Noreen Thurston! Abbie will be supporting our program and teams in the greater Johnson County area. Originally from the Washington, D.C....

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Shop at Lucky's Market in Iowa City and Support GOTR!

Posted 2/6/2017 | GOTR

Lucky's Market in Iowa City has chosen Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa as one of its Bags for Change donation recipients through May 20th! Be sure to bring a reusable bag next time you shop at Lucky's, and...

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Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is Hiring!

Posted 12/31/2016 | GOTR

PART-TIME PROGRAM MANAGERS (JOHNSON COUNTY AREA and LINN COUNTY AREA)  OVERVIEW Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa (GOTREI), a 501(c)3 serving girls throughout eastern Iowa is seeking TWO dynamic, professional, and creative Program Managers (part-time/hourly). One Program Manager will...

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The best gifts are tied with heartstrings!

Posted 12/14/2016 | GOTR

You can inspire a girl to be joyful, healthy and confident. You can help a girl learn that by crossing the finish line, the seemingly impossible IS possible. You can make a difference in the life of a girl—today!   Thank...

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What an Amazing Year!

Posted 6/23/2016 | GOTR

As our 2015-2016 program year draws to a close, we are grateful to everyone who helped make this year such a big success! Thanks to your support, we served 569 girls in Fall 2015 and 584 girls in Spring 2016!...

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100+ Corridor Women Who Care

Posted 3/1/2016 | GOTR

We are excited to announce that we have received a very generous donation from the local 100 Plus Corridor Women Who Care organization! 100 Plus Corridor Women Who Care is an organization of women who support the growth of our...

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An Inspiring Girl on the Run and Family

Posted 12/30/2015 | personal experience

 By Melanie and Anna Bilskemper   Anna Grace is 10 1/2 years old. She has a rare genetic mutation called Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome makes her unable to use her muscles purposefully on her own. Since Anna is unable to speak, she uses...

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Give the Gift of Joy

Posted 12/18/2015 | GOTR

Do you still have a few special people on your holiday shopping list and are not sure what to get them? Look no further! Give your loved ones a gift that makes a lasting difference — a gift to Girls...

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Giving Tuesday for Girls on the Run

Posted 11/29/2015 | GOTR

Did you know that every Girls on the Run team completes a Community Impact Project? This year our girls will have completed more than 34 local service projects benefiting their schools, their communities, and other non-profit organizations. Throughout our program,...

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Stay Connected This Summer! Small Acts of Kindness

Posted 8/12/2015 | GOTR

Week 5 You and your team created positive change during the season by designing and implementing the community impact project. Here’s a new twist: try doing small acts of kindness each day. These could be as simple as unloading the...

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My Journey to 100 Miles

Posted 8/4/2015 | personal experience

by Kelly Teeselink, Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa board member and coach at Horn Elementary in Iowa City for 7 seasons Last week, I ran my first 100-mile race. I still really haven’t wrapped my head around this...

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Stay Connected This Summer! Healthy Habits for Life

Posted 7/29/2015 | GOTR

Week 4 Sometimes summer is a time we spend too much time in front of electronics and not enough time being physically active. Do you remember how great it felt with you were in Girls on the Run and went...

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Stay Connected This Summer! Real Beauty

Posted 7/22/2015 | GOTR

Week 3 At Girls on the Run we talk about real beauty coming from the inside, and we identify the qualities that make someone beautiful, such as honesty or compassion. This week, look for real beauty in the people around...

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Stay Connected This Summer! Untangling Our Emotions

Posted 7/15/2015 | GOTR

Week 2 It’s not always easy to tell how we are feeling, but when we do, it’s much easier to express those feelings to someone else. This week, make an emotions chart for your room to help you practice identifying...

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Stay Connected This Summer! Star Power

Posted 7/8/2015 | GOTR

Week 1 This week, practice using your Star Power and help others recognize and use their star power too! When you use your Star Power, you make a choice to be positive. This can be done in many ways. You...

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Week 9: Learning about Community and Designing a Community Project

Posted 4/26/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern We are going into our last week of practice! It is crazy how fast time flies when you’re having fun! May 2 is just around the corner, so if you haven’t signed up a...

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Week 8: Choosing Our Friends and The Media

Posted 4/17/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern A beautiful week led to make-up practice 5K’s, outside practices, and a whole lot of fun. For all the teams who were able to get their practice 5K in last week, they were able...

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Week 7: Beware of Bullies and the Practice 5K!

Posted 4/10/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern  It’s April! That means crazy weather with thunderstorms and possible tornadoes one day, and sunshine with not a cloud in the sky on the next. If the weather looks like its going to take...

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Week Six: Gossiping and Standing Up for Myself

Posted 4/3/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern   A beautiful week allowed the girls to be outside, enjoy the sunshine and get one step closer to our end of the season 5K on May 2! Already, next week is our practice...

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Week Five: Cooperation and Standing up to Peer Pressure

Posted 3/30/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern After a week off for spring break, the coaches and the girls were ready to get back at it this week! Unfortunately, the warmth of the beaches some people went to decided not to...

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Week Three: Being Physically and Emotionally Healthy

Posted 3/6/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern  I don’t know about all of you, but I’m ready for this winter spell to be over—enough with the ice storms, Elsa! We had a few schools miss practice this week thanks to Mother...

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Week Two: Why we choose to be a positive Girl on the Run!

Posted 2/27/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern It’s as if winter will never end! The second week of practice was a cold and snowy one, causing many of our awesome schools to cancel all after-school activities including GOTR. While all the...

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Week One: It’s a Wrap!

Posted 2/20/2015 | GOTR

By: Olivia Kaiser, Spring 2015 Intern  The first week of practice has come to a close, and boy was it full of fun, laughter, and more fun! The girls are energetic and so excited about this season, creating friendships, and...

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All About Women: LUNAFEST Film Festival

Posted 2/13/2015 | GOTR

All About Women: LUNAFEST Film Festival Do you want to feel empowered and attend an event that embraces and showcases the diversity and talent of women? This up-coming Thursday, February 19, at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, the...

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Inspire girls. Give now.

Posted 12/22/2014 | GOTR

Girls on the Run changes lives. How do we know? We see it every season… and if you’ve been to a practice or one of our celebratory 5ks, you’ve seen it too. It’s the light of discovery within each girl...

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Director Welcome & Farewell

Posted 5/28/2014 | GOTR

Dear friends and supporters, As the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, we have the privilege of overseeing a life-changing program that uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect...

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GOTR-EI President and Co-Founder Honored as one of CBJ's 2014 Women of Influence

Posted 3/10/2014 | core values

Our co-founder and Board President, Dr. Ginny Ryan Buresh, is being honored this week as one of the Corridor Business Journal's 2014 Women of Influence! Ginny helped start Girls on the Run of Johnson County (now Girls on the Run...

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An Open Letter to All Girls on the Run

Posted 10/9/2013 | GOTR

An Open Letter to All Girls on the Run from Stephanie Kliethermes, who coached at Iowa City's Horn Elementary for 11 (!) seasons before completing her PhD and moving to Chicago this fall. Dear girls, Some of you may know...

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Our Spring 5k

Posted 6/11/2013 | GOTR

In May, I watched more than 600 pink shirts take over the UI Dental Lot and my heart almost exploded with happiness and pride! We participated in the Ronald McDonald House 5k in Iowa City as the final celebration of...

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