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Announcing in 2017 .....

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Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s new program for middle school girls! Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond.

We will be piloting program at Fall Creek MS, Stanley MS and Chippewa Falls MS (Voyagers program) Look for registration in January!

 

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We are excited to announce that Schoola is teaming up with Girls on the Run. Send in new and gently used clothing items to be resold on the council’s landing page on Schoola.com, and GOTR of the Chippewa Valley will receive 40% of the sale price!

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Running is a powerful tool, one that we use to help young girls learn life skills. Shopping is another powerful tool, one that thanks to Goodshop.com you can use to raise money for our organization just by shopping for your favorite items online!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Girls On The Run of the Chippewa Valley whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

By Searching the Web

GoodSearch will donate money to Girls On The Run of the Chippewa Valley every time you search the internet! Learn more about GoodSearch.

 

 

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 225 councils across the United States and Canada.

We use the power of running to provide girls with the tools to:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years and beyond. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being their unique and real selves. Our hope is that every girl believes and can say, "I belong just the way I am."

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How You Can Help Support GOTR of the Chippewa Valley

Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowable by federal law, and will help us provide our program to every girl, regardless of income.

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Make a tax-deductible donation online today!
By Shopping Online
Running is a powerful tool, one that we use to help young girls learn life skills. Shopping is another powerful tool, one that thanks to Goodshop.com you can use to raise money for our organization just by shopping for your favorite items online! You will have access to thousands of coupons and promotions, all while Goodshop donates to Girls on the Run up to 20% of what you spend. Buy anything you want, including custom phone cases from Vistaprint, maternity clothing from Old Navy and outdoor furniture from Pottery Barn. The moment yousign up and choose Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley as your cause, you will enjoy shopping, saving, and giving, so start today! Learn more about Goodshop...

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Girls On The Run of the Chippewa Valley whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
By Searching the Web
GoodSearch will donate money to Girls On The Run of the Chippewa Valley every time you search the internet! Learn more about GoodSearch...
By Joining SoleMates
Join SoleMates, the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run! Joining SoleMates is a great way for you to make a difference for Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley. You can walk, run, or bike in any event of your choice and raise funds for our organization. With your support, the message of health and wellness that Girls on the Run brings will continue to spread and grow. Learn more about SoleMates...

From Our Facebook Page

Your gift to Girls on the Run [council name] is tied with heart strings. Help more girls lead joyful, healthy and confident lives! Give today: www.gotrchippewavalley.org

Thursday, December 8 at 5:31pm
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Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon's Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Girl on the Run of the Chippewa Valley. http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D12745394011&ein=20-4719202

Thursday, December 8 at 9:20am
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Dad's are an amazing part of a girls life... Read on.. http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2016/11/inspiration/dad-encouraged-teenager-running_68177#ckKOJOZ94XYJOZpG.97

Thursday, December 8 at 5:31am
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Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley added 5 new photos.
With Grateful Heart's we want to send a Thank you to "Women's Giving Circle Fund" of the Eau Claire Community Foundation for our recent grant we received to invest in our Heart and Sole Middle school program! Thanks to the women who make our community stronger!

Wednesday, December 7 at 9:16am
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1st New Coach training in! Thank you new coaches for making it Amazing! Looking forward to next Saturday for training #2!

Monday, December 5 at 6:42am
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When asking coaches why they coach GOTR....one answer I always here.... I wish I had this when I was young.... Let's change that to! I LOVED GOTR when I was young! Thank you coaches for all you do!

Sunday, December 4 at 6:00am
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Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley added 3 new photos.
Getting super excited to train our coaches in December! See you all soon! Over 120 coaches this year in the Chippewa Valley! Empowering girls in grades 3-8th!

Thursday, December 1 at 5:59am
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Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley added 6 new photos.
When asked what what the girls were "Born to Do... " here is what our amazing girls came back with.... :)

Wednesday, November 30 at 9:53am
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Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a great day for girls on our area! http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-chippewa-valley/Girls-on-the-Run-of-the-Chippewa-Valley-Direct-Give-Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 30 at 5:16am
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One girl at a time... help us reach our goal! http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-chippewa-valley/Girls-on-the-Run-of-the-Chippewa-Valley-Direct-Give-Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 29 at 6:15pm
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With your help, we can serve more girls in our area! http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-chippewa-valley/Girls-on-the-Run-of-the-Chippewa-Valley-Direct-Give-Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 29 at 1:14pm
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Investing you girls locally! http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-chippewa-valley/Girls-on-the-Run-of-the-Chippewa-Valley-Direct-Give-Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 29 at 8:13am
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Today is your day to Change Lives! GOTR of the Chippewa Valley needs you! http://giving.girlsontherun.org/girls-on-the-run-chippewa-valley/Girls-on-the-Run-of-the-Chippewa-Valley-Direct-Give-Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 29 at 5:12am
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Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley Coaches are silly, kind, fun, supportive, caring, passionate, interested... and unique! Just like our girls! Today we are grateful to our soon to be 110+ coaches the 2017 season, and all of the incredible board members and volunteers who have coached,and helped build our program to work to ensure every girl sees her value and knows her limitless potential. Here are some comments from our coaches: "I have enjoyed running for a few years myself. I found that the program had so much to offer in terms of building confidence, self esteem and it was something I really wanted to be part of!" "I love how the girls faces light up when they finish the workout or how they learn the lesson and realize the connections that we are making between the lessons and their life!" "The program itself is a huge confidence builder, the team work building is really a great foundation"

Monday, November 28 at 2:36pm
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A HUGE Shout out to our Great sponsors, in the midst of our 2016-17 Sponsorship Drive! We could not "run" without you! Eau Claire Marathon (Shoe Program) Charter Bank, Chippewa Valley Energy, Fall Creek Chiropractic, Marshfield Clinic, Security Health, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Eau Claire S.C., Smiles in Motion, Ostertag Orthodontics, Rock & Tait Exteriors, Fall Creek Booster Club! We are thankful! If interested in sponsoring a girls at GOTR, please contact us at girlsontherunec@gmail for more information! I waC

Monday, November 28 at 6:53am
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A grateful Thank you to all our amazing supporters of Girls on the Run! Our Volunteer Coaches, Sponsors, Board Members and more!

Thursday, November 24 at 5:31am
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Getting closer! Nov 29th!

Monday, November 21 at 6:11am
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Time to be Grateful... https://www.girlsontherun.org/remarkable/282/Eight-Quotes-to-Remind-Us-to-Express-Gratitude-Thi

Sunday, November 20 at 5:20am
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Have you heard of the Chicken Run? https://www.girlsontherun.org/remarkable/280/Have-You-Heard-of-the-Chicken-Run

Friday, November 18 at 1:19pm
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Ladies night out at 29 Pines starting soon! Join us for a great event!

Thursday, November 17 at 2:22pm
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Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley added 5 new photos.
Getting excited for coach training coming up in December ! Getting ready to empower young girls!

Thursday, November 17 at 12:01pm
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GOTR in the News

Jun 1, 2016
Photos of the 2016 Girls on the Run 5K are featured in the On the Scene section of 5ive for Women magazine! (5ive For Women Magazine) Read more...
May 19, 2016
Nearly 900 people attend 10th annual Girls on the Run event. (WEAU News) Read more...
May 12, 2016
Council Director, Kim Gillett of Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley joined Hello Wisconsin to talk about an upcoming 5K. (WEAU Hello Wisconsin) Read more...
Jan 7, 2016
Kim Gillett and Teri-Gene Conlin in Mom's Everyday interview. (Mom's Everyday) Read more...
Jan 7, 2016
Listen to Kim Gillett's interview on Wisconsin Public Radio's, Spectrum West with Alan Ross.

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Sep 17, 2015
Girls on the Run (GOTR), which has operated in Eau Claire County since 2006, has expanded to include Chippewa County (Chippewa Valley Post) Read more...
Aug 24, 2015
GOTR Chippewa Valley appearance on 'Daybreak'. (WQOW-18) Read more...
Apr 1, 2015
GOTR Article: "Fleet Female Feet" (Volume One Magazine) Read more...
Mar 13, 2015
If the Shoe Fits... Run! Night (WEAU News) Read more...
Mar 12, 2015
GOTR Two-Part Interview with Judy Clark on Community Calendar (WEAU TV-13) Read more...
Jan 9, 2015
GOTR Interview with Heidi (WQOW TV-18)
Jan 8, 2015
GOTR Interview on Mom's Everyday, 6:58AM (WEAU TV-13)
Jan 1, 2015
Article: "Running Toward Empowerment - How Looking Back Moves Them Ahead" (Queen of the Castle Magazine) Read more...
Dec 27, 2014
GOTR in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram (EC Leader Telegram) Read more...
Feb 10, 2014
Girls on the Run hosts Health Night! (WEAU News) Read more...
Feb 4, 2014
Today Interview: Girls on the Run (WEAU News) Read more...
Feb 1, 2014
Article: "Local Group Gives Girls a Running Start" (Queen of the Castle) Read more...
May 22, 2013
Mind Over Body (WEAU News) Read more...
Mar 23, 2012
After-school Running Program Teaches Girls Self Respect. (WQOW News) Read more...
Jun 28, 2011
Girls on the Run featured on NBC's "Making A Difference" series! Sonali Rajan, a Girls on the Run coach for Girls on the Run of Manhattan, was featured along with her team of GOTR girls on the NBC Nightly News series "Making a Difference!" (NBC News) Read more...
Apr 26, 2011
Running program builds girls' confidence and self respect (WEAU News) Read more...

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