Girls on the Run

 

We are planning our Fall season which begins the week of September 23. MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Registration will open September 8 at 9AM and is first-come, first-served. If you are interested in starting a team or volunteer coaching, please check out those sections in the menu for further information and reach out with questions.

Each team of 8-15 girls is reliant on 2-3 volunteer coaches. Coaches do not need to be runners! If you have the desire to make a difference and want to bring the program to your school or community, it starts with YOU! Fill out a new team application and someone will be in touch. 

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Fall 2024 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming. 

We are planning our Fall season which runs September 23 through the 5K that will be held on November 24, 2024 at Eisenhower Park. Registration will open September 8 at 9:00 AM is is first-come, first-serve. View our team locations at gotrlongisland.org/locations; teams will continue to be added throughout the summer so be sure to check back for updates. If you don't see your school site, you can email us OR you can start your own team. To have a team at your school/site, it's easy to get started. Each team requires at least 2 volunteer coach mentors to lead a team of 8-15 girls. Hop over to the Start a Team section or Coach section in menu bar for more information. 

Contact us at gotrlongisland@gmail.com with questions. 

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • Registration for confirmed teams will open on September 8, 2024 on a first-come, first-serve basis and registration will remain open through the first week of practice.
  • Our Fall 2024 season concludes with the council-wide 5K celebration at Eisenhower Park - November 24, 2024. Join us & register to run, volunteer or just come out to cheer our girls on! 5K registration for runners & volunteers will open October 1, 2024.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 8 weeks, but schedules will vary by site depending on school holidays, etc. since we mirror the school calendar.
  • Our Fall season will begin the week of September 23. Check the locations section of our website for a list of the most up-to-date confirmed teams. Teams will continue to be added throughout the summer as confirmed. If you're unsure if we'll have a team in your area, please reach out to us. Teams start thanks to people like YOU who want to make a difference and bring this program to more girls in our area. 
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Financial Assistance

Girls on the Run offers financial assistance during registration based on annual household income; some sites are subsidized and pay a reduced-flat fee based on certain criteria. If you have special circumstances and you cannot afford the program fee, please reach out to the Council Director at gotrlongisland@gmail.com. We will never turn a girl away due to her family's inability to pay, because we truly believe that every girl can be empowered to do amazing things through our program. 

PROGRAM POLICIES
  • We will NEVER turn a participant away due to financial constraints. We offer full and partial scholarships which are determined after completing the registration application. If there are any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Director at doreen.dunne@girlsontherun.org
  • Registration is open on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS unless otherwise noted. Registering your girl DOES NOT guarantee a spot on the team until you receive a confirmation email. If you did not get a spot on the team you will be added to a WAITLIST.
    Once you are on the waitlist we will try our best to accommodate a second team, but this DOES NOT guarantee a spot in the program.
  • School site teams are open ONLY to girls from that school. You may NOT register your girl for a school team site if she is not a student of that school.
  • If there are spots remaining on a school team site before the start of the season and your child is not a student of that school, your child may be allowed to register for the team. A member of our staff will reach out to you if this opportunity is available.
  • Community teams are open to girls within the community and are not restricted to girls of a particular school.
  • There are NO program refunds once the season has already begun.
  • Attendance is important and required for the efficacy of the program. Therefore, girls must be able to attend practices in their entirety for the duration of the season. This means signing up for one day each week or coming late/leaving early is NOT acceptable. If you cannot make the commitment, then please do not sign up and leave space for someone who can. 
  • Please contact your coaches with any questions about the team arrival, dismissal, or any other site related concerns. 
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  • August 30

    Deadline for new team application to participate in the Fall season

  • September 8

    Registration will open at 9:00 AM EST and is first-come, first-served. Spots are limited to 15-20 girls per team so be sure to set a calendar reminder.

  • September 23

    Fall 2024 Season Starts

  • November 24

    Council-wide celebration will be held at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow

    5K fun-run starts at 10:00 AM; Pre-run activities begin at 9:00 AM

    (our run is not timed)

Reg fees - SHARED

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 approximately 1000 girls in the Long Island area each year. Registration is $225 per girl and includes:

  • 16 practices conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR Program t-shirt
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Confidence to last a lifetime

Please note, an additional 5K registration fee will be due midway through the season for each participant's Running Buddy and any additional family or community runners.

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration $225
Household income $0-$25,000 $20 
Household income $25,001-$40,000 $40
Household income $40,001-$60,000 $60
Household income $60,001-$75,000 $95
Household income $75,001-$99,999 $140
If you have special circumstances that prevent you from paying the program fee, please contact us at gotrlongisland@gmail.com We will never turn away a girl due to a family's inability to pay. 
   
   

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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!

What does the program fee include?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, Journal, activity sheets, a GOTR t-shirt, registration for the end-of-season 5K, and a finisher medal.

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

Don't let cost stop you from participating! We are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to particpate! Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any family who needs it, and we can also provide appropriate running shoes and attire if necessary. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.

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.

Is there a way for me to sponsor a participant for a season?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $60,000 in program scholarships annually for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.