Girls on the Run Spring 2023

Late Registration will open on Monday, January 9th at noon for sites with space remaining on their GOTR team(s). Late registration is first come, first served, so please mark your calendar.

If you would like to receive an email reminder about late registration opening, please call the Girls on the Run office at 269-532-1220 or send an email to program@girlsontherunkazoo.org (include your girl's name and school).

Please review all of the registration details below before signing up your participant. Financial Assistance is Available!

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GOTR Spring 2023 Information

Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN and we are thrilled to have your girl join us this spring! Our program is offered to girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

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GOTR 2023 Program Details
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Girls will meet after-school two days per week for 90 minutes. Our trained and caring coaches will lead their teams through 20 fun and dynamic lessons intended to develop critical social-emotional life skills, while creatively integrating running and other physical activity.

  • GOTR 2023 Program Dates: March 6th - May 23rd, 2023
  • GOTR 5K Event: May 20th, 2023
  • GOTR Final Celebration Practice: May 22nd or 23rd, 2023

Please be sure to review the Girls on the Run Program Policies before registering your girl.

Please note: All team offerings are dependent upon securing the required volunteer coaches. Interested in helping girls be joyful, healthy, and confident? Click HERE for more details! 

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Registration Details

Registering for Girls on the Run - Late Registration Opens January 9th!

REGISTRATION OPEN: NOVEMBER 1 - 21

Lottery Registration: Each GOTR team may have 8 - 15 girls. If more girls sign up at a site than there is space available, we use an online lottery system to randomly select girls for the team. This helps us to ensure a fair and equal registration process for all.

  • We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer if possible when completing the registration. Smart phones and tablets often work, but sometimes have issues.
    • Paper registration forms are available in English and Spanish by contacting your school's GOTR Site Liaison or the GOTR office.
  • Please only register your girl for a team if she attends the host school as a student. If your girl does not attend the host school, please contact the school's GOTR Site Liaison and/or the GOTR office (as approval from the school is required). 
  • Girls on the Run is for every girl! Financial assistance is available and easy to request during the registration process.
  • You should receive an email confirmation from “notify@pinwheelmail.com” immediately after submitting your girl’s online registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your junk email folder and/or call our office at 269-532-1220.
    • This confirmation email will indicate your participant's status as "Lottery" and does not guarantee a spot in the program. This email simply confirms that your girl’s lottery registration has been received.

GIRL PLACEMENT PERIOD: DECEMBER 5 - 9

All families will receive an update regarding their girl's registration status via email. 

  • If your girl is selected in the lottery, you will receive an automated email officially registering her for the program. This email will include additional information about next steps to prepare for the GOTR season.
    • If your girl's team does not have the required coaches, this information will be shared in your placement email. Coach vacancies will need to be filled prior to the start of the season in order for the team to run for the season.
    • If a team does not have enough girls to meet the team size minimum, we will try to recruit additional girls during late registration. If a team is unable to meet the team size minimum before the start of the season, we will notify you via email.
  • If your girl is not selected in the lottery, you will be notified via personal email.
  • A full refund of any amount paid will be issued if a girl is not placed on a team due to the lottery, not having enough girls, or lack of volunteer coaches.

If you have not received an email by end of day on December 9th, check your junk email folder and/or call our office at 269-532-1220.

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Program Fee and Financial Assistance

Girls on the Run is for every girl! Financial assistance is available in three forms and we simply ask families to contribute honestly what they are able toward the program fee.

GOTR PROGRAM FEE: $170

  • Fee includes: GOTR lessons led by trained volunteer coaches (and all needed materials), two t-shirts, a water bottle, a GOTR Journal, a GOTR cinch sack, participation in the 5K, a 5K medal, and everything else it takes to make Girls on the Run SO MUCH FUN!
  • Payments and processing fees are processed at the time of registration. We accept credit cards (with the exception of American Express), debit cards, & e-check payments.
    • If you have payment questions or need to pay with cash, money order, or a paper check, please call our office at 269-532-1220 for assistance.

Note: every girl will receive the program inclusions listed above, regardless of how much her family contributed toward the program fee.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE!

We are committed to ensuring that all girls can fully participate in GOTR. Financial assistance is made possible by our generous grantors, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. Families may choose one or more of the following options within the registration form (no additional paperwork is required!):

  • REDUCED PROGRAM FEES
    • To request a reduced program fee, select “yes” on the Financial Assistance page of the online registration.  Enter your household size and income and our sliding scale will provide you with a reduced program fee (displayed on the final checkout page).
    • $0 program fees are available.
  • PAYMENT PLANS
    • To request a payment plan, select the 2 or 3 part payment plan on the checkout page of the registration (payment plans can be applied to full or reduced program fees).
  • SHOE ASSISTANCE
    • If your girl does not have athletic shoes appropriate for Girls on the Run, you may request a pair within the registration form.
    • GOTR Shoes are provided through GOTR's partnership with First Day Shoe Fund.

We want you to register your girl! If you have any questions about the program fee or finacial assistance options, please contact our office! 

REFUNDS: If you choose to withdraw your girl from GOTR, a written request for a refund must be received by the Girls on the Run office no later than February 17th, 2023. Program fees are non-refundable after February 17th. All refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee.

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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!

When does the season begin?

Practices will begin the week of March 6th, 2023.  The culminating 5K event will take place on May 20th. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches as the season begins.

Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! The Girls on the Run curriculum builds upon itself from lesson to lesson. Girls must be able to attend both practices each week for the full 90 minutes. Regular attendance helps your girl to get the most out of the program, be physically and mentally ready for the end of season 5K, and establish important team dynamics.