Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders!

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Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts

Current Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming.  Lottery registration runs from August 22nd-28th.  The fall season begins the week of September 12th.

 

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 12
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • The celebratory end-of-season 5K will be held on Saturday, November 19 at American Family Field
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COVID-19 Information - Shared

COVID-19 Information

We are so excited to be back up and running at sites across our community! As an organization, the health and safety of our girls and volunteers remains our top priority. As always, we must all work together to ensure a safe and meaningful experience for everyone at Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin. Teams will follow the COVID-19 policies set by their individual schools regarding attendance, masking, etc.

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  • Early August

    Fall program sites published to website

  • August 22nd-28th

    Lottery registration period

  • August 29th

    Lottery day.  Registration closes temporarily while we run the lottery.  Following the lottery, registration reopens on a first come, first served basis for sites with space remaining.

  • September 12

    Fall Season begins!

  • November 19

    Celebratory 5K at American Family Field

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 2,000 girls in Southeastern Wisconsin this year. Registration is $175 per girl and includes:

  • 20 sessions conducted by trained GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal

Financial assistance is available to any family in need.  See below for more details.

Lottery Registration

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin uses a lottery registration system to allow all girls the same opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run.  CLICK HERE to read our Lottery Registration FAQ. 

Registration will open on August 22nd at 9 AM and will remain open through 11:59 PM on August 28th.   Registration will temporarily close on August 29th while we run the lottery.

If a team is over capacity at the time of the lottery, girls will be randomly selected and placed on the team.  Remaining girls will be placed on the team’s waitlist. Your credit card will only be charged if your girl has a place on the team.

If a team is under capacity at the time of the lottery, all girls will be placed on the team and your credit card will be charged.

After the lottery selection process, registration will re-open for teams with remaining space, and girls will be placed on the team on a first-come, first-served basis until the team reaches capacity.

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $175

Financial Aid Option 1 

Pay the full registration fee split into two payments. 

$175, split into two payments

Financial Aid Option 2 

Reduced registration fee based on your family's household income. 

Family Income:

  • Up to $20,000 - Pay $20
  • $20,000-$30,000 - Pay $75
  • $30,000-$50,000 - Pay $115
  • More than $50,000 - Pay Full-Price Registration
Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. Please contact the Girls on the Run Southeastern Wisconsin program team at program@girlsontherunsoutheasternwi.org regarding financial assistance.

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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 forward!

What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per participant is $270, through generous donors we're able to offer programming for $175. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum and supplies, a GOTR t-shirt, a GOTR water bottle, entry into the 5K event and a finisher's medal.  

Is it important for participants to attend both days each week?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your child will be unable to attend all the sessions, please consider joining a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.

Here’s our attendance policy: It is important to the experiential learning process, group dynamics and each girl’s program experience that all girls participate in all sessions. Any participant who is absent for more than four (4) practices during one season may no longer be eligible to participate in Girls on the Run. 

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 participate! 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.

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 $100,000 in program scholarships for families in need each year. If you are interested in sponsoring other GOTR girls, you can choose to give a financial donation to our organization during the program registration process. Or you can donate here!