Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a social-emotional program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that creatively uses a fun curriculum and inclusive physical activities to teach critical life skills, such as developing healthy friendships, managing emotions, standing up for yourself and others, and how to set goals and make intentional decisions. 

Trained coaches lead small groups of girls through discussions and fun games and workouts to promote empowerment and healthy lifestyle choices, all while training them to run/walk a 5K (3.1 miles).

If you are interested in registering your girl for a GOTR or Heart & Sole team in Spring 2023, please click on the button below. Questions? Please contact Program Director, Karin Brock at karin@gotrsv.org. 

 

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Spring 2023 Season

We are currently planning our Spring 2023 season!

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  • The Spring 2023 GOTR season will be 10 weeks of programming (20 lessons, 2x/week at 90-minutes each session) from the week of February 27, 2023 until the GOTR 5K on May 13.
  • We are currently recruiting coaches and sites for the Spring 2023 Season. If you are interested in continuing or starting a team at your school or coaching please submit a coach application or site application.
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Financial Aid

Girls on the Run is able to offer financial assistance to families in need and the process is included as part of online registration. During registration, there will be a few questions to determine the level of eligibility and the program fee will be adjusted accordingly. In addition, significantly reduced fees are granted to sites with 70% or more of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch based on an eligibility index provided by the State of California. No girl has ever been turned away due to her family’s inability to pay.

REGISTRATION FEES

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 close to 2,000 girls each year.

Registration fee includes:

Amazing volunteer GOTR coaches who are certified, trained, and back-ground checked
Official GOTR Swag including GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
Fun and motivating GOTR research-backed SEL curriculum and all weekly activity materials
Personal GOTR lesson journal 
Automatic entry into the season-end GOTR 5K celebration event
Exclusive 5K GOTR finishers medal
New friendships, critical life skills and positive energy to last a lifetime!

December 3, 2022

  • December 3, 2022

    Registration for the Spring 2023 Season opens

  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2023

    Spring 2023 Season begins!

  • May 13, 2023

    Celebratory 5K at Vasona Park

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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 participant 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. And know that when we say run, we mean run, walk, skip, roll or push, just as long as you are moving foward!

We can't afford the program registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?

We recognize that we live in an ever changing economic environment. We are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to participate! We offer financial assistance to families in need. The online registration form asks a few simple questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of February 27th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, May 13th. 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.

What is the GOTRSV cancellation/refund policy?

A full refund of the program fee less a $50 processing fee ($10 for those who receive financial aid) will be issued if a girl withdraws at any point BEFORE the program begins, except in cases of medical emergencies (with a doctor's note or documentation). No refunds will be issued once the season begins. No refunds will be issued if there is a transition to a virtual program. If a team is cancelled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, the full registration fee will be refunded.