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Triopia is kicking off their second year with Girls on the Run!  This year the girls meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  The GOTR team this year is comprised of 13 girls and two coaches and four running buddies, for more information on the coaches and running buddies see below.

Each and every girl on our GOTR team is valued.  Each have unique personalities which help strengthen the team.  Girls are expected to come to practice with a positive, can do attitude in order to make the most out of each lesson.


Meet your Girls on the Run Coaches and Running Buddies for this year...

Megan Scott, Coach, mscott@triopiacusd27.org

Megan has been a coach for Girls on the Run for a total of three seasons now. She coached two years in St. Louis and last season here at Triopia before having baby Jilly last year. Girls who participate in the Girls on the Run program become empowered and learn how to navigate through the next years of their life gracefully. Girls on the Run is so much fun!


Laura Skultety, Coach, lskultety@triopiacusd27.org


This is Laura’s second year of coaching Girls on the Run. Last year was a blast and she really enjoyed learning more about the girls outside of the classroom. Each girl’s unique personality really shines through the Girls on the Run program. Seeing and hearing the girls apply what they learned at Girls on the Run in their daily lives was a highlight from last season!


Lindsay Stock, Running Buddy, lstock@triopiacusd27.org


This is Lindsay’s fourth year with Girls on the Run. She coached two years at Lincoln   Elementary in Jacksonville and last season here at Triopia. This year she will be volunteering as a running buddy. Being a mom of boys, Girls on the Run gives her some much needed girl time!  GOTR is an amazing program that empowers girls to be true to themselves!  Girl Power!


Trish Halsne, Running Buddy, thalsne@triopiacusd27.org


This is Trish’s second year as a running buddy and she is so excited to be doing it again!  Spending time with kids in & out of the classroom is what it is all about for her!   And, since she spent the past many years raising her two grown sons, hanging out with “the girls”, watching them learn about themselves and grow into strong, confident young women, is so rewarding!  GOTR ROCKS!!


Megan Hurrelbrink, Running Buddy, mhurrelbrink@triopiacusd27.org

This is Megan’s first year as a running buddy.  She is very excited to participate in Girls on the Run.  It will be motivating for herself to get moving after having two babies. Megan can’t wait to see these young girls work as a team and build each other up! Girls rule!


Emily Seymour, Running Buddy, eseymour@triopiacusd27.org


This is Emily’s first year as a running buddy. She has a passion for running. She can’t wait to spread her love for running onto a great group of girls. She hopes everyone is ready to grow as a runner and individual. She's excited to have some fun at Girls on the Run!


Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for grade school and middle school girls. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result? Putting the seemingly impossible within reach and teaching girls that they can.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois is an independent council of Girls on the Run International which has a network over 225 locations across the United State and Canada. We serve 12 counties in the central Illinois area and serve over 1,200 girls per year at 80 schools and community sites. For more information about Girls on the Run, visit www.gotrcentralillinois.org.

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