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Recent News about Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa

Posted 9/15/2014

Running to Help Girls Grow Up Healthy: Endurance Coach and Mentor Kelly Teeselink, Iowa Public Radio's Weekend Edition, September 14, 2013

"Iowa City Girls on the Run coach and mentor Kelly Teeselink today (Saturday) is running the North Face fifty Mile Endurance Challenge in Wisconsin. It's forested trails and steep hills hundreds of feet up. She says she’s fit to take on endurance races but three years ago she was not."

UI Grad Tackling 50-mile Run Today: Teeselink Shares Running Love as GOTR Mentor, Iowa City Press-Citizen, September 14, 2013

"After struggling with her weight and body image most of her life, Iowa City resident Kelly Teeselink embarked on her first Couch-to-5K running program in 2010...Three years later, the University of Iowa graduate will compete in the North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge in Wisconsin today...Teeselink now works to share her love of running — and inspire positive self-image — as a coach with Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa."

Hear KXIC AM 800 Jay Capron's interview with our executive director, Kathleen Cannon, about our Fall 2013 season (aired August 30, 2013)

Running Program Teaches Self-Esteem, Not Speed, The Gazette, September 23, 2012

"Over the course of approximately two months, the girls meet twice a week to learn, talk and train under a coach's direction. Each session, usually held at a local school where most of the runners attend, lasts a little over an hour and uses physical activities to teach a mental lesson."

Meet Kathleen Cannon, Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 14, 2012

"Why you should know her: Kathleen Cannon, 29, is the executive director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa, a program that empowers girls through companionship, life lessons and running."

Soon to be More Girls on the Run: Program incorporates physical activity with lessons about eating, bullying, and more, Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 12, 2012

"The local program, which began as Girls on the Run of Johnson County in 2007 with just 15 participants, expands into Cedar Rapids this fall to become Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa."

Girls on the Run: UI Student Runs Not Only for her Health but to Serve as Role Model. Iowa Now, May 3, 2012

"'I have never been part of a program whose mission I support as wholeheartedly and authentically as Girls on the Run,' Stephanie Kliethermes says. 'Here is my opportunity to introduce to young girls all that sports and an active lifestyle gave me: self-confidence, discipline, perseverance, courage, and so much more.'"