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Sarah Bush Lincoln is proud to offer the 2017 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 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Thirty spots are available on a first come first serve basis. The program will be overseen by Laura Bollan, 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 22, 2017. 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 the book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, stretch and do a low - impact workout and begin training for our 5k.

9 to 11 am
June 12 & 14
June 19 & 21
June 26 & 28
July 3 & 5
July 10 & 12
July 17 & 19
July 22 – Run for the Bagel 5K

Mattoon Public Library

The cost of the five week program is $15*. As a participant, your daughter 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 12 and will end on Saturday, July 22, after the race is complete. 

To register your child, or for more information, contact Jenna Hilligoss Healthy Communities at (217) 345-6827.

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