My girl isn't a big runner; is this program for her? OR My girl is already a skilled runner. Is this program for her?
Yes! We are much more than a running program, and every girl can benefit from the experience of building confidence through accomplishment while participating in our rich, curriculum-based, age-appropriate, interactive lessons. Expect lots of games, talking, laughing and processing in addition to running at each practice.
What does the program fee include?
Though our actual cost per girl is more than $200, through generous donors we're able to subsidize the cost to families, and the program fee for the 10-week, 20-lesson season is $165. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5k, a finisher's medal, and a gift at the end of each season.
We can't afford the program registration fee but our daughter would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?
Don't let cost stop you from participating! We'd love to have your daughter involved and we are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all girls. Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any girl who needs it, and we can also provide running shoes and clothing to girls in need. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.
When does the 10-week season begin?
Practices begin September 18th. The culminating event will be the 5k on Saturday, December 9th. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.
When does Fall 2017 registration open and close?
Registration opens on Monday August 21st at 6pm and closes on Friday September 8th at midnight.
Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?
Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your girl will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a girl who can, and consider joining us in a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.
How large are the teams?
8-15 girls are on every team. We require a minimum of 8 girls and allow a maximum of 15 girls per team. If more than 15 girls register for a team, then a "lottery" is run to randomly select 15 girls to make the team. If a site has high demand, we do allow more than one team per site. Please reach out to Molly or Jamie to learn more!
Why is there a lottery?
If more than 15 girls register for a team, then a "lottery" is run to randomly select 15 girls to make the team. The lottery is ran on September 11th. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know if your girl was randomly selected. If your girl is not selected, your original method of payment will be refunded.
What if my girl is interested, but there isn't a convenient site location?
Consider starting a site at your daughter's school or local community center! Learn more here.
Is there a way for me to sponsor another girl's participation this season?
Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $140,000 each season in program scholarships for girls in need. Click here to sponsor a girl's participation this season.