Our Events

Girls on the Run-Chicago invites you to attend one or all of our annual special events! Please join us in supporting this life-changing program and making a difference in the life of a young girl.


Run Like a Girl Soirée, October 30, 2015

This year’s fall fundraiser event (formerly known as the Sparkle & Shine Gala) has been completely reimagined and must not be missed! 

Join Girls on the Run supporters and fellow fitness enthusiasts at the historic Drake Hotel for wine, beer and cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, and live music courtesy of Spoken Four. This special evening will also feature a live and silent auction featuring the best items in sports, fitness, and adventure.

All funds raised at the Soirée will help support the life-changing Girls on the Run programming throughout Chicagoland. Purchase your tickets here.


Squeez'd Girls on the Run 5k Presented by Mariano's

Thanks to all who came out to support or participate in our three 5ks this spring! Check back soon for the link to register for fall! 

The Squeez'd Girls on the Run 5k is the culminating achievement for thousands of girls who have completed our nationally-recognized after-school program. Girls are joined by parents, coaches, friends, and community runners in a fun celebration of health, wellness, and girl power!

All GOTRC 5k events are open to the public. You do not need to be a girl to participate! All finishers receive "woohoos!" and the admiration of numerous spectators, but runners are not timed nor are awards given. Everyone who crosses the finish line is a winner.


GOTRC Associate Board Events

The GOTRC Associate Board hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year including the most recent Rev Up for Girls on the Run-Chicago that was held on June 22 at Revolution Brewery. Check back soon for upcoming events!  

For information on how to get involved with the GOTRC Associate Board, contact Alice.


Spring Give for Girls Benefit Dinner

Thank you to everyone who came to our 6th Annual Spring Give for Girls Dinner in April 2015! The evening featured a cocktail reception and 4-course dinner along with an Extraordinary Awards Ceremony. All funds raised at this extra-special event will help grow and sustain Girls on the Run programs across Chicagoland.