ONLINE REGISTRATION: Opens February 1, 2017
To sign up online, please have the following information available:
When you register your girl, you will be asked to submit a form of payment. Due to the level of interest at certain schools it is possible that teams could have a waitlist. You will only be charged for the registration if and when your girl is placed on a team. For any general registration questions please contact Holly Reed, program coordinator, at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run Twin Cities engages in a lottery based online registration system between Feb. 1st and Feb. 5th to ensure a fair and equal process for all girls. This is when the online system randomly selects girls that signed up for a designated location. The lottery is now complete, and registration has been switched to first-come, first-serve.
More questions about the lottery process? Click here for more info!
FREQUENTLY ASKED REGISTRATION QUESTIONS“What does a typical Girls on the Run Twin Cities practice look like?”
Girls meet twice a week after school. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and each session focuses on a specific issue-related topic.
Typically the girls gather immediately after school and have a healthy snack while being introduced to the topic of the day. They will warm-up with a brief interactive game and discuss how the game relates to the day’s topic. Girls then run laps, often incorporating brief activities or tasks that relate back to the day’s issue. At the end of the practice, the girls come together to stretch, cool-down and celebrate their accomplishments through energy awards.
Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
"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! The program is non-competitive and focuses on developing healthy, positive self-images in the participants. Girls are encouraged to walk or run the laps during the workouts, and all girls progress at their own speed. We are much more than a running program, and every girl 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.
"What does the program fee include?"
Though our actual cost per girl is more than $200, through generous donors we're able to subsidize the cost to families, and the program fee for the 10-week, 20-lesson season is $150. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5k, a finisher's medal, a GOTR water bottle, and a healthy snack at every practice.
"We can't afford the program registration fee but our daughter would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?"
Don't let cost stop you from participating! We'd love to have your daughter involved and we are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all girls. Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any girl who needs it, and we can also provide running shoes and clothing to girls in need. The online registration form (button above) will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.
"When does the 10-week season begin?"
Practices begin mid-March (depending on Spring Break) and culminate with the Girls on the Run 5k on June 3rd. Once you register, your team's head coach will be in touch with additional details before practice begins.
"Do you still need coaches? Can I volunteer?"
YES and YES! We are a volunteer-powered organization and rely on fantastic, dedicated coaches to make Girls on the Run possible. Click here to submit a coaching application.
"What if Girls on the Run isn't offered at my daughter's school?"
You don't need to attend school at a site to attend GOTR practice there, so you're welcome to register her for a team in your area that works for you. If you'd like to consider bringing GOTR to your community, click here for information on starting a new site.
"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.
"Does my girl need a Running Buddy?"
Each girl should have an adult (age 18+) Running Buddy who will register separately for the Spring 2017 5k.
"Is there a way for me to sponsor another girl's participation this season?"
Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)(3), Girls on the Run Twin Cities relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $100,000 in program scholarships for girls in need. Click here to sponsor a girl's participation this season.
"What is the refund policy?"
If a girl withdraws earlier than two weeks before the start of the program, we can provide a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee. There are no refunds offered after two weeks before the season begins.
For questions about registration, please contact your site’s assigned program contact. You can find this information by clicking here and searching by site.
For school sites, click here for registration.
For YMCA-Twin Cities sites, click here for registration.
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