Donate your time to help give
girls a brighter future.
Enjoy the chance to get outside, laugh, jump, cheer, and most importantly, help girls realize their full potential! Coaches commit to 10-20 practices over the course of the 10-week season (Fall 2017 will run September 4th through our 5k in mid-November). A mandatory coaches' training will provide you with all the supplies and information you need to have a great experience! Coaches need to prepare, organize and supervise two weekly lessons, cheer on your girls, and understand and believe in the mission of GOTR. Interested in coaching? We are now accepting coaching applications for Fall 2017!
Help assist with planning many of the fun things that make Girls on the Run so fantastic! We have opportunities to serve on our Development Committee securing corporate sponsorships, our SoleMates committee encouraging adult charity runners, our LUNAFEST Committee planning our signature spring film festival and silent auction, and of course, our Fall and Spring 5k Planning Committees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Run a race and raise money for Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa while meeting your own fitness goals! All funds raised stay in Johnson, Linn, Buchanan, Jefferson, Iowa, and Washington Counties to allow more girls to participate in Girls on the Run. More info here.
Running Buddies support and celebrate a girl and her accomplishments by joining her for the Fall season practice 5k (one afternoon or early evening in October; the day varies by school) and the final 5k in mid-November. Running Buddies must register for the Fall 5k--register here. (Note that fee waivers are available if you are unable to pay the 5k registration fee; contact email@example.com to request one.) If you would like us to assign you a girl to run with, you must be female, age 18+, and submit a background check.
Join us for a night of fun, food, and thought-provoking films! LUNAFEST is a traveling festival of award-winning, short, independent films, by, for and about women. Join us in the spring of 2018 at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts for another amazing night! Our reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 PM and films will be screened at 7:00 PM. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa and the Breast Cancer Fund.
Our Fall Girls on the Run 5k will be in mid-November, and we'll need many enthusiastic volunteers that day to help with food, course management, parking, and more! Go to our online volunteer sign-up or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer at our 5k in mid-November or during pre-race packet pick-up.
We are looking for dedicated individuals to serve on the GOTR of Eastern Iowa Board of Directors. Please join us in empowering young girls in our communities to be joyful, healthy and confident! Board terms are 1 year for the first year, then 2 years in length for the next two terms, with the opportunity for renewal. Board members are required to act as liaison to at least one GOTR committee, be ambassadors in the community, to regularly attend meetings and events, and assist with fundraising.
We’re looking for candidates with the following qualifications:
Our actual cost per girl is $150, and we anticipate awarding more than $80,000 in scholarships in 2016, so that all girls can participate, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Will you join us?
Building awareness of our program helps families who will benefit from Girls on the Run hear about it in the first place! Wear your t-shirt proudly, run races in your shirt, get a GOTR sticker for your car…spread the word!