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Girls on the Run sessions are held over a 10 week period in the Fall and Spring. The program meets two days a week for one hour and 30 minutes after school. All girls in grades 3rd-5th are encouraged to join the program regardless of previous running experience and level of physical fitness. Girls in 6th-8th grade can register for our Heart & Sole program if it is available at their school.
Please read through the information below to learn more about GOTR policies and program logistics. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To eliminate the stress of having to “race” to a computer as soon as registration officially opens to secure a spot on a team, all sites will be using the lottery system. The lottery system will help to ensure a fair opportunity to participate in the program for all interested girls by giving a two-week time frame to complete the registration process. What this means is that as many people who want to register for the team can during this two-week period (as long as the participant attends the host school). Registration will close at midnight, at which time our system will randomly choose participants to fill the available spots for that team. Once the team participants are selected, those participants will get an automated email stating they are on the team with a follow up email from her GOTR coach. Girls who are not placed on the initial team will be placed on the waiting list and receive an email from GOTR letting you know your status.
When you register your daughter, you WILL be asked to submit a form of payment. You will only be charged for the registration if and when your daughter 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.
Our registration fee is $150. This fee includes 20 uplifting lessons conducted by two or more certified volunteer GOTR coaches, a GOTR t-shirt, healthy snacks at every lesson, participation in our 5K celebration, a finisher's medal, a GOTR 5K water bottle, and access to high quality athletic shoes.
Scholarships are available for those who qualify. GOTR Charleston will never turn any participant away from an inability to pay.
Parents/Guardians should be informed prior to registration that:
Girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week and should not sign up for the program if there is a known conflict. Girls must commit to both full 90-minute lessons each week. A girl who is absent more than 3 times during the season may be removed from the program. Absences due to illness or family emergencies are excused.
Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the GOTR curriculum, girls who are absent for more than three (3) practices during one season will no longer be eligible to participate in GOTR and no refund will be issued. It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls program experience that they participate in both sessions held each week. Please know that a girl will not be allowed to join a team, even if there is an open spot on the roster, after the completion of the first two practices.
We expect that every girl will bring a positive attitude to the program, be willing to participate in the group activities, and put forth her best effort each day. As Girls on the Run and Girls on Track are group activities, it is critical that each girl is respectful of her coaches and the other girls on the team. Ongoing negativity and disruptive behavior that significantly compromises the efficacy of the group will not be tolerated, and Girls on the Run reserves the right to remove a girl from the program if we are unable to resolve the issue. On the same note, parents and guardians also agree to be respectful of the coaches and girls or their daughter may be removed from the program.
Girls are expected to behave in a way that permits the coaches to carry out the day’s scheduled activities. Girls who are continually disruptive in a way that prevents the rest of the group from experiencing the benefits of the program may be asked to leave for the rest of the season. A child who engages in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of other participants, administrators or coaches will be released from the program for the remainder of the season. Threatening behavior may include but is not limited to: physical injury, emotional mistreatment, abuse of prescription or illegal drugs, use of alcohol, carrying firearms or other dangerous items, using any item in a dangerous way, or any other activity determined by a coach or administrator to be threatening of another person’s health or well-being. Girls on the Run, its coaches, and administrators reserve the right to remove from participation any child who for any reason does not fit the mission and goals of the organization.