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Girls on the Run Greater Houston Fall 2017 Program Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION: MONDAY AUGUST 21-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
GIRL PLACEMENT DAY: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
SEASON STARTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18TH

REGISTERING YOUR GIRL

Online Registration – Girls on the Run Greater Houston engages in a lottery based online registration system to ensure a fair and equal process for all girls. Parents/Guardians are able to sign their girl up online any time between August 21st – September 10th.

To sign up for the lottery online, please have the following information available:

  • Parent/Guardian Contact Information
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Health Information (Allergies, medications, etc.)
  • Insurance Information (Have insurance card available)
  • Credit/Debit Card

When you register your girl, you will be asked to submit a form of payment. You will only be charged for the registration if and when your girl is placed on a team. If there are more spaces available on the team than girls registered, everyone will be placed on the team and the remaining spaces will be open for first come, first serve registration.

Girl Placement Day will occur on Monday, September 11th, this is when the online system will randomly select girls that signed up for a designated location.

  • If your girl is randomly selected, your credit/debit card will be charged on Monday, September 11th, officially registering her for a team.
  • If your girl is not randomly selected, you will be notified via email and your credit/debit card will NOT be charged. 

REGISTRATION FEE
Building confidence and setting young girls down the path of a healthy lifestyle is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run program to approximately 2,000 girls in the Houston area each year. Registration is $165 per girl for Full Paying sites. Title One Fees are based on Average Family Income per School as reported to the Texas Department of Education in 2016. When Registering your school fee will automatically populate in registration form.  Registration Fees includes:

  1. 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  2. Curriculum and lesson materials
  3. A healthy snack at each session
  4. Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  5. 5K Registration fee
  6. 5K Medal
  7. Post 5k celebration

  8. A free pair of running shoes for any girl in need of shoes

SEASON OVERVIEW

Our Fall season will begin the week of September 18
No pratice during Thanksgiving Break
Girls on the Run 5k will be Saturday, December 9

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 GOTR race 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 school fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.

When does the 10-week season begin?
Practices will begin in September. 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.

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.

Does my girl need a Running Buddy?
Each girl should have an adult (age 18+) Running Buddy who will register for the Spring 2017 5k. Learn more about running buddies, 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.

 

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Greater Houston
14359 Kellywood Lane
Houston, TX 77079

(832) 628-4480

MaryT@GOTRGreaterHouston.org