When is the program offered?
The McHenry and DeKalb County programs are offered in the spring.
It begins mid-March and runs through the mid-May.
The 5K is May 19th, 2013.
When is registration?
Online Registration for Girls goes LIVE January 9th 10:00am!
Season begins March 4 and ends at 5K event May 19th --no practice during Spring Break
How long does the program run and how often do the girls meet?
The program runs for ten weeks and the girls meet twice a week after school.
What grade level is the program for?
Girls on the Run is for grade 3 through 5
Girls on Track is for grade 6 through 8
How much does it cost?
In order to guarantee that all girls have the ability to participate regardless of household income we have
developed a sliding scale. The sustainability of the program relies on the honesty and integrity of the families
to choose the amount that they are able to afford.
How do I register my daughter for this program?
Registration is online prior to the season. For details go to our registration page.
There isn't a GOTR location at my child's school. Can she go to another school location?
Yes, your daughter can participate at another school if space is available. You can also see if your child's school
is interesting in becoming a GOTR site - see How to Become a GOTR Site
Why Girls on the Run?
This is a girl's reality:
- 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner
- 53% of 13 year old girls are unhappy with their bodies
- 40% of girls start dieting by the age of 10
- By 15, girls are twice as likely as boys to become depressed
- Between 5th and 9th grades, gifted girls, perceiving smarts aren't "sexy", begin to diminish their skills
Girls on the Run is addressing these very issues with our curriculum. By giving the girls the tools to deal with
challenges in their world, we are able to alleviate the risky behaviors. It is a fun, non-competitive environment
where every girl is celebrated for her unique and wonderful self!
Why does it cost $160 to be part of this program?
There is a lot that goes into running Girls on the Run. No organization "just happens" and we are no different.
Our cost per girl in 2011 was $189, $29 dollars more than the maximum amount we ask a family to pay. This means
100% of our girls receive a subsidized fee and an additional 48% of our families require additional financial assistance.
Did you know…
|COST PER GIRL (2011)|
|Program Supplies and Expenses ||$101|
|Business and Administrative ||$47|
|Facilities and Equipment ||$17|
|5K Event Expenses ||$9|
|TOTAL PER GIRL ||$189|
We pay a rental fee to some school districts anytime we are inside the building for GOTR?
We cover our own insurance and add the districts as additional insureds?
We run background checks on each of our coaches?
We also pay for the curriculums, marketing and all program supplies. All of this adds up quick!
Why should I pay $160 and someone else pay less? If I pay the full $160, is that covering the fees for a girl
whose family is unable to pay that amount?
NO. The $160 fee does not cover any other girls' fee. In fact, as mentioned, it doesn't cover our full cost for your
daughter to participate. The sliding scale was developed so that every girl has an opportunity to participate in the
program, regardless of her family's economic status. Our sliding scale is a recommendation and families pay based
on good faith. The GOTRWNIL Board of Directors and Staff feel strongly that this is the best option for our organization
to ensure that every girl can experience Girls on the Run.
Why is there a minimum of 8 and maximum of 15? Isn't this exclusionary?
Based on research completed on the efficiency of the curriculum, Girls on the Run International has mandated these
requirements. They are not meant to exclude anyone, but to give the girls a positive, learning environment. The minimum
of 8 is required to complete activities effectively, but GOTRNWIL prefers a min. of 10 per team. This is why our registration
is first come, first serve.
I read somewhere that this program is for 8 year olds in 3rd grade. Can my 8 year old daughter who is in 2nd grade participate?
It is the policy of GOTRNWIL to offer the program to girls in 3rd-5th grade for the Girls on the Run program and 6th-8th
for Girls on Track.
I have a 4th grader and a 7th grader. Can they be on the same team?
No. It is best interest of not only your daughter but the entire team that the age levels are appropriate for the curriculum.
The 3rd-5th grade curriculum is Girls on the Run and 6th-8th grade is Girls on Track.