Register Your Girl

Registration for the Spring 2017 season is now open.

Please read the following information.. 

The Girls on the Run program contains two different curriculums:

  • Our Girls on the Run (GOTR) curriculum is for girls in grades 3-5.  Teams are limited to a maximum of 15 to 20 girls.
  • Our Heart & Sole curriculum is for girls in grades 6-8.  Teams are limited to a maximum of 12 girls.
  • Both programs will begin on the week of March 6, 2017.
  • The last day to register for any available spaces is March 9, 2017.
  • NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF THE PROGRAM AT YOUR SITE.

Registration is limited to ONLY girls who attend the sites where we’re offering the program. Girls who are homeschooled are welcomed to register at the site where they would attend school.

Our list of Spring 2017 sites will be posted soon.

If your school does not currently offer the program, please visit our Starting a New Site page to learn how you can help bring Girls on the Run to your school or community center.

The Lottery Registration Process and How it Works:

In order to keep our registration process fair for everyone, all girls are registered using a lottery system. Upon initial registration, girls are considered to be in ‘lottery’ status until February 28.

Here’s how it works:

  • Complete our registration form online.  If you’re unable to complete the form online, please contact Laura Waetjen at laura@gotrberks.org or 484-577-1074.
  • All payments collected during this time are held but not processed until February 28, 2017. Please make sure that you keep registration fee funds in the appropriate account so that you do not encounter problems when registrations are officially processed on February 28, 2017.
  • On on February 28, 2017 our computer software will run the lottery process at each site. If the maximum number or fewer participants are entered into the lottery at a site, ALL girls will be selected to participate and any additional spaces will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis. If more than the maximum number of participants are entered into the lottery at a site, the computer will randomly select and officially register the maximum number allowed.

If your child is selected:

Her registration will be officially processed.Your credit/debit card will be charged or other form of payment processed.

You will receive a confirmation email/receipt.

If your child is NOT selected:

Your payment information will be held for the following reason:  Sometimes girls who registered and were chosen by the lottery system are not able to participate.  This means that additional openings may become available within the first week of programming.  If spaces become available, we will notify girls who remain on the waiting list and process their registration and payment.

What happens if my daughter is not selected to participate this spring?

IF your daughter is not selected to participate this season, we will retain her name and site information.  She will be given priority registration for the next season in which GOTR is offered at her site.

PROGRAM COSTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

The program registration fee is $150 and includes:

  • Twenty (20) 90-minute lessons conducted by certified GOTR coaches
  • All lesson supplies and materials
  • An official Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole program shirt
  • A 5k t-shirt
  • A water bottle
  • Registration for the end-of-season GOTR 5k event
  • A 5k finisher medal
  • An end-of season team celebration
  • A Grown Up Guide for parents and family
  • Increased confidence and joy and the power to walk tall!

Other expenses covered by our program fee include curriculum materials and coach boxes, 5k expenses, intensive coaches’ training, CPR/First Aid training for coaches, liability insurance and an end-of-season gathering for the girls.

While not mandatory, we strongly encourage all girls to have a running buddy for the end-of-season 5K event. Running buddies provide positive encouragement to their girl throughout the 5K .  Many times, parents or other family members serve as running buddies.  Running buddies are required to pay our 5K registration fee, which is $25 by the early registration deadline, $30 after this deadline or $35 on 5K day.  Please note that our GOTR girls do NOT pay the 5K registration fee; this is included as part of their program registration.

If a family is unable to identify a running buddy for their GOTR girl from within their family or circle of friends, our council can provide a buddy for her from among a pool of screened community volunteers who are eager to run with our girls!

We are committed to providing this program to all girls regardless of their ability to pay the full program fee. For families indicating the need for financial assistance, we will collect our fees based on annual household income during the registration process. If you have any questions regarding financial assistance, please contact Laura Waetjen at laura@gotrberks.org or 484-577-1074.

 

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Athleta is the exclusive national athletic women’s apparel sponsor of Girls on the Run. Our organizations’ values are well aligned as we are each committed to inspiring girls and women everywhere to achieve their limitless potential. These shared ideals initially brought many members of the Athleta team to Girls on the Run of Sonoma County, California as volunteer coaches, running buddies and board members. It is through their heartfelt commitment to the program that the company sought to partner with Girls on the Run at the national level.

Athleta has been the premier fitness apparel brand exclusively for women since 1998. With female athletes as its designers, Athleta creates versatile and fashionable performance and lifestyle apparel for the fitness-minded woman who lives life on the go. Offering products that move with her throughout the day, Athleta strives to help her look as amazing as she feels. Athleta offers apparel and gear for a range of activities from yoga and spin to strength training and run as well as seasonal sports, including ski and tennis. Athleta apparel is sold in retail stores across the country and online at www.athleta.com.

SmartWool is a National 5k Partner and the official sock of the Girls on the Run 5k Series. Based in Steamboat Springs, CO, SmartWool is an apparel brand whose products are inspired by living and playing in the mountains. SmartWool upholds strong values around high performance products, conscience business ethics and affecting a positive change in the world through volunteer service and their SmartWool Advocacy Fund. They believe that the future of the planet rests on healthy, active kids. That’s why their Advocacy Fund supports Girls on the Run and other organizations committed to getting kids outside through responsible recreational opportunities.

Cigna is proud to be the exclusive health care sponsor of Girls on the Run. The company’s mission is to help people improve their health, well-being and sense of security, and child wellness is a key part of that mission. Girls on the Run was named the first recipient of the Cigna Foundation’s World of Difference Grants, a program that awards funding to nonprofits that are committed to improving health equity in the area’s of children’s wellness, senior care and women’s health. The grant has enabled Girls on the Run to increase the number of participants in the program throughout the United States and potentially expand the program internationally. With support from Cigna, Girls on the Run will also distribute more than 200 scholarships to girls at schools across the country allowing them to participate in the program and the celebratory 5K runs.

A global health service company headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., Cigna has 35,000 employees worldwide, many of whom volunteer with Girls on the Run. To learn more about Cigna, including links to follow the company on Facebook and Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is the exclusive National Panhellenic Conference Girls on the Run National Sponsor. Our philanthropic focus, Building Strong Girls, gives girls the confidence to dream big. We inspire the female leaders of tomorrow. For nearly a century, Gamma Phi Beta has committed to improving the lives of young girls by not only building stronger girls but stronger communities through them. As a National Sponsor, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority provides support to Girls on the Run through financial contributions at the local and international level and hands-on local support from our extensive and passionate membership throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Sorority’s mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood. Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, the Sorority has chartered more than 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 195,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide.

FOX Sports Supports is a program of FOX Sports dedicated to serving the nonprofit community. They understand that with great success comes great recognition and even greater responsibility. Giving back is not only important to the program but to its employees. In 2016 FOX Sports Supports will dedicate time, money and resources to Girls on the Run through a variety of support including PSA’s, in game graphics, event activations, talent involvement and more.

When word got out that there was a group of young girls running around the nation together, challenging themselves every week to grow stronger as athletes and as people, and approaching their goals with focus, passion and grace, there was no question: ASICS had to hop on their path and run right alongside them.

ASICS was founded on the humble idea that sports have the power to transform lives and bring communities together through the universal language of movement. Nearly sixty years later, the synergies between this fundamental company vision and the mission of Girls On the Run has inspired ASICS to become the exclusive National Footwear Sponsor for the organization. By offering footwear, hosting local chapter events and providing on-going financial contributions to the program, ASICS is thrilled support their lifetime journey toward a happier, healthier and more balanced life through running.

ASICS is a leading performance and fitness lifestyle brand, offering footwear, apparel and accessories built for an active and healthy lifestyle. Comprised of a passionate team of innovators, designers, athletes and adventurers, ASICS strives to create stylish and versatile products that inspire enjoyment in every possible active pursuit, from running and training, to yoga and adventure-seeking. ASICS products are available globally in select retail locations and online at asics.com.