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 make a difference in the life of a young girl.

Spring Give for Girls Benefit Dinner

The 6th Annual Spring Give for Girls Dinner will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at The Drake Hotel. This intimate evening features a cocktail reception and 4-course dinner along with an Extraordinary Awards Ceremony. All funds raised at this extra-special event help grow and sustain Girls on the Run programs across Chicagoland. Reserve your tickets today!

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

Visit our 5k website for full details or to register. 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.

Our North Region 5k will be held on May 17 at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Our Central Region 5k will be held on May 30 in Grant Park. Our Southwest Region 5k will be held on June 7 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

GOTRC Associate Board Events

The GOTRC Associate Board hosts a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the GOTRC Benefit Bowl at Lincoln Square Lanes on Tuesday, February 10. We saw some serious skills on display and had a great time! Check back soon for our next FUNdraiser event. For information on how to get involved with the GOTRC Associate Board, contact Alice.

Sparkle & Shine Gala

The GOTRC Sparkle & Shine Gala is held annually in the fall at the landmark Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. Gala guests enjoy wine, beer and cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and live music. This special evening also features a live and silent auction offering the best items in sports, fitness, and adventure. Funds raised at the Annual Gala underwrite program scholarships and support program expansion in some of our most under served communities.