Register for the 2014 5K Race

McHenry/Boone County Race - Sunday May 18th at Woodstock North High School

DeKalb County Race - Saturday May 17th at Hopkins Park

Welcome to Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois - a life-changing, non-profit prevention program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is "we inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Our programs instill self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training - all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois is an independent 501 c 3 of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 190 locations across the United States and Canada.

An adult charity runnning program.
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Join us for our Annual Golf Outing - NEW DATE! September 22nd

 Join us on September 22nd for a day on the links, happy hour and a luncheon! Register by August 22nd to be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini!

It’s the perfect way to spend an early September day. Grab your friends (no golfing experience necessary – just be prepared for fun!) and spend the day on the beautiful, private Bull Valley Golf Club course. Raffles prizes, happy hour, luncheon and fun included!

register here

Interested in joining the fun as a coach for the 2015 season? Click here for additional information. Complete the Coach Committment form to get started. Are you the Site Coordinator or do you want the program at your school? Click here to complete the school Site Application.


Charity Miles is a free iPhone & Android app that keeps track of the miles you do and empowers you to earn money for Girls on the Run while Running, Biking or Walking. GOTR Northwest Illinois will receive what is raised in our region.  Click here for more information

Looking for the girl with the pink shirt and #1 race bib? View pictures from the  2013/2014 5K races on our Flickr page:  In the search tool at the top, type in DeKalb or Woodstock to view only those pictures.