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Sarah Bush Lincoln is proud to offer the 2024 Fit Girls Summer Running and Reading Program in partnership with Mattoon Public Library. Fit Girls is a nationally known fitness program for girls that uniquely combines training for a 5k (3.1 mile) race with reading and nutrition education. The Fit Girls program will be available to girls who will have completed grades 1-6. Thirty spots are available on a first-come first-served basis. The program is overseen by Harley Powley, Healthy Communities of Sarah Bush Lincoln.

Fit Girls provides a wonderful opportunity for your daughter to learn about setting goals, developing character and staying healthy as we work toward our goal of completing the Run for the Bagel 5k on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Participants in Fit Girls will meet as a group twice a week from 9 am - 11 am at the Mattoon Public Library. During our meetings we will have a healthy snack, discuss a book (TBD), stretch and do a low - impact workout and begin training for our 5k.

2024 Dates

9 to 11 am • Every Monday & Wednesday beginning June 10, 2024 and ending with Run for the Bagel July 20, 2024.
Mattoon Public Library

June 10, 12
June 17, 19
June 24, 26
July 1, 3
July 8, 10
July 15, 17
July 20 (5k Run for the Bagel)


Girls who have completed grades 1-6.

The cost of the five week program is $20. As a participant, your child will receive a water bottle, age - appropriate book and free entry in the Run for the Bagel 5K.

The five-week program will begin the week of June 10 and will end on Saturday, July 20, after the race is complete. 

Each participant will need to be registered separately.

REGISTER     |   Please select Healthy Communities in the Event Category

Registration opens April 1, 2024

To register your child, or for more information, contact Josh White, Healthy Communities at (217) 345-6826.