The 10-week Girls on the Run and Girls on Track programs are offered twice a year – in the fall and in the spring. Participants meet twice a week, usually after school, for approximately 75 – 90 minutes each practice. Both seasons culminate with a 5k event where all Girls on the Run participants throughout the Sedgwick and Butler County region come together to celebrate girl power.
Fall 2015 Season
- The Fall 2015 season begins the week of August 31 and concludes Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 with the Spring 5k!
- Registration for the program opens August 3rd at 8:00am. To register your daughter for the Fall program click HERE.
- For a complete list of sites please visit our Locations page.
- Paper Registration: Please print and mail forms and payment to GOTR, 8518 W. Brookview Wichita, KS 67205. Registrations will not be accepted if they are post marked before 8/03/15.
Girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week and should not sign up for the program if there is a known conflict. Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the Girls on the Run curriculum, girls who are absent for more than four (4) practices during one season are in violation of the Girls on the Run attendance policy and will be dismissed from the program.
Frequently Asked Questions Scroll down to find answers to the following FAQs: How many girls are on a team? How are participants chosen? Are there fees for Girls on the Run or Girls on Track? What if a girl is unable to pay the program fee? Can my daughter participate in GOTR at another site if the program is not at her school? Can my daughter still register for the program if she can only attend one practice per week?
How many girls are on a team?
Team size is between 8 and 15 girls. The curriculum was designed for a group this size to facilitate team building and a healthy group dynamic. Fewer than eight girls and more than 15 make it difficult to provide the experience we seek to offer the girls. If a site does not have the minimum number of girls by the first practice day, parents will be notified and refunds will be given. Some sites will have more than one team, but it’s dependent upon the number of trained volunteer coaches and practice space available at the school/site.
How are participants chosen?
Girls are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis during the registration period.
Are there any fees for Girls on the Run?
Yes. View Program Fees for more details.
What if a girl is unable to pay the program fee?
Scholarships are available based on financial need. Our goal is to never to turn a girl away for financial reasons. Any registered Girls on the Run participant is eligible for a scholarship, regardless of the program fee at her school. While assistance is awarded based on annual income and number of people living in your household, special circumstances that contribute to a request for financial assistance are certainly considered. Please know that we request all scholarship recipients to pay a portion of the program fee, however nominal that may be, so there is buy-in and a sense of pride and ownership, which helps with attendance and engagement.
Payment plans are available for those who can make payments in installments.
Can my daughter participate in GOTR at another site if the program is not at her school?
GOTR Sedgwick County aspires to deliver the program to as many girls as possible regardless of the program being offered at a girl’s school. Our policy is to allow girls to participate at a school that they do not attend if transportation is not an issue and the girl is available during the entire practice time and the school does not have policies in place that would preclude participation. They also must be grade-eligible for the program. Be aware that girls who attend the school get first preference to participate on the Girls on the Run team.
Starting the program at your school/site is also an option. Visit Setting Up a Site Packet for more information. Please be advised that site applications are due approximately three months prior to the start of the season.
Can parents attend GOTR sessions?
We encourage parents to be involved with GOTR outside of our regularly scheduled practice by running with your daughter and helping prepare her for the 5k! This is far more important than attending the sessions with your daughter and she will benefit greatly by having those runs with you, and it’s a great opportunity for some important one on one time! (See training plan in Grown Up Guide). During the workout portion of the session we are always doing an activity—-self-esteem building, team building, etc. When parents attend we find that the girls miss out on that team building experience and the important life lessons GOTR is trying to teach our girls. It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls’ program experience that the girls are comfortable with the team and feel they can share concerns they have. This is accomplished by having the same adults at each session.
Can my daughter still register for the program if she can only attend one practice per week?
No. It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls’ program experience that they participate in both sessions each week from a group dynamic and experiential learning process perspective and to fully train for the end-of-season 5k.