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Partner Spotlight: MidwestOne

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is incredibly grateful to have MidwestOne as one of our longest standing supporters. We were fortunate to be able to talk with Jenny Olson, Second Vice President, Community Engagement at MidwestOne, and a first-time Girls on the Run coach, who shared a little bit about why MidwestOne continues to work with GOTREI:

“We want to support the things our employees naturally want to be involved with.”


Donor Spotlight: Deborah Hayes

Deborah Hays is our donor spotlight for March! Deborah moved to Iowa City three years ago. She found Girls on the Run during a river walk with her husband– there were chalk markings along the path with messages of support for girls who had raced. Deborah found the messages “so positive and so motivating”, and she wanted to know more about the organization that had put them there– which led her to Girls on the Run!

Finding Your Happy Pace

At the Girls on the Run 5K, we encourage everyone to find their "happy pace" and run, walk, hop, skip, or roll their way to the finish line. We want everyone to experience the benefit and joy of movement, but it’s important to listen to what your body tells you and move in a way that feels good.