ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS: Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 a.m.SEASON STARTS: the week of September 11
The 10-week Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs are offered twice a year -- in the fall and in the spring. Participants meet twice a week, usually after school, for approximately 90 minutes each practice. Both seasons culminate with a 5K event where all Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole participants throughout the greater Kansas City area come together to celebrate girl power.
Registration for the Fall 2017 season opens online at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. Practices will begin the week of September 11. Meeting dates and times will vary by site and will be updated on our website before registration opens. To see particpating sites, please click "Our Locations" under the "Learn More" tab. The 10-week season concludes with our celebratory 5K event.
How many girls are on a team?Team size is typically between 8 and 20 girls. The curriculum was designed for a group this size to facilitate team building and a healthy group dynamic. Fewer than eight girls 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?Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. In the event that there are more girls interested in participating at a particular school/site than available spots, our online registration system will offer the option of girls being added to a wait list.
Are there fees for Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole?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 2,500 girls in the Greater Kansas City area each year. Registration for the season is $165 per girl. This fee includes:
- 20 lessons conducted by trained Girls on the Run coaches- An official Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole program T-shirt- A healthy snack at each practice- Entry fee for the Girls on the Run 5K- A Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole 5K water bottle- A 5K finisher’s medalThink that’s a great deal? Well, it is! The true cost for our program is over $250 per girl. Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations and grants, we are able to provide scholarships and subsidize the program fee. Many families are in a position to make a donation to our scholarship fund.
Once you complete a registration, you will receive an email confirming that your registration has been received. Please check that you have received an email following your registration. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration.
What if a girl is unable to pay the program fee?
In response to parents’ requests for an optional payment plan, we have worked with our partners to offer three different payment plans. These options will be available at program registration checkout which opens Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m.
It is the mission of Girls on the Run to offer our program to all girls who want to participate, regardless of their ability to pay. 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 your family’s participation in the free and reduced lunch program, 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. To inquire about scholarships please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to a generous donation from our partner Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, sites with a high percentage of free/reduced lunch students may be eligible for full or partial financial assistance for the team.
Refund PolicyThe girl’s parent/guardian (not the coach) is responsible for contacting Girls on the Run if their daughter is withdrawing from the program. Girls on the Run will issue a full refund if a girl withdraws from the program by the end of the first week of practice. If a site is canceled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by GOTR Staff, the full registration fee will be refunded.
Attendance PolicyGuardians should be informed prior to registration that 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.
Can my daughter participate in GOTR or Heart & Sole at another site if the program is not at her school?GOTR of Greater Kansas City 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, if 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.
Starting the program at your school or site is also an option! Click on the link to learn more about starting a Girls on the Run (elementary school) or Heart & Sole (middle school) team then, complete the new site application and a GOTRKC staff member will be in touch soon!
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