Spring 2017 Program Season: Registration Now Open

Registration for the Spring 2017 Program Season is now open.

Online Registration for the Spring Season of Girls on the Run NYC is now open for the sites listed below. The season will begin the week of March 20 at most sites and will culminate with a celebratory 5k event on June 4 at Roosevelt Island. 

Please note that at our school sites, only students who attend the school can participate at that site. We also have two open community sites (Flatiron & Upper East Side) for all girls in 3rd-5th grade. *If you are interested in bringing the program to your school, visit How to Start a New Site for more information. We have programs for 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade girls. Reach out to us at program@gotrnyc.org with any questions.

The cost of the program at most sites is $275 per girl for the Spring Season, excluding a processing fee. Site and individual scholarships are available each season. Girls on the Run will refund 50% of the registration fee if requested in writing prior to the fourth session of a Girls on the Run program. No refunds will be issued after the fourth session. If a site is canceled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, the full registration fee will be refunded, excluding the $10 processing fee.

Before registering for Girls on the Run, please review the Program Policies.

Spring 2017 Site List

Online registration will close after the fourth practice of the season.

  • Community Site - Flatiron
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Girls will meet at Athleta (126 5th Avenue) and walk with Coaches to Madison Square Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at the Athleta studio.

  • The Earth School
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    Girls will walk with Coaches to Tompkins Square Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at the school.
  • Growing Up Green Charter - Elementary School
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Practice will take place in the recess courtyard; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.
  • Growing Up Green Charter - Middle School
    Tuesday & Wednesday 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Practice will take place in the schoolyard; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the cafeteria.
  • International School of Brooklyn
    Monday & Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Practice will take place in the school’s backyard; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.
  • PS 6 The Lillie Devereaux Blake School
    Monday & Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:15 am
    Practice will take place on the school rooftop; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in a classroom or the gym.
  • PS 11 The William T Harris School
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
    Practice will take place on the school rooftop; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in a classroom or the gym.
    *Must register with school first
  • PS 58 The Carroll School
    Monday & Thursday 3:25 pm - 5:00 pm
    Practice will take place on the sidewalk outside of the school; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in a classroom or the gym.
    *Must register with school first
  • PS 87 William T Sherman School
    Monday/Wednesday Team: Monday & Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:10 am *Mon/Wed team is full.
    Tuesday/Thursday Team: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am - 8:10 am
    Practice will take place outdoors on the track; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.
  • PS 295K The Studio School of Arts & Culture
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    Girls will walk with Coaches to Prospect Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.
  • PS 333 Manhattan School for Children
    Tuesday & Thursday 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Girls will walk with Coaches to Central Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in a classroom.
  • PS 334 The Anderson School
    Monday & Friday 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
    Girls will walk with Coaches to Central Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the cafeteria.
  • Success Academy Upper-West
    Monday & Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Girls will walk with Coaches to Central Park for outdoor practice; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at the school.
    *Season begins March 13
  • United Nations International School - Manhattan
    Monday & Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Practice will take place on the school rooftop; on inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in a classroom.
    *Season begins March 6

 

School-based sites where girls register with the school:

  • American Dream Charter School
  • Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School
  • Community Partnership Charter Middle School
  • Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary
  • La Cima Charter School
  • KIPP Academy Elementary
  • KIPP Infinity Elementary
  • Mont Lawn City Camp - East Harlem
  • Mont Lawn City Camp - South Bronx
  • PS 8 Luis Belliard
  • PS 18X
  • PS 20 Anna Silver School
  • PS 37Q Cynthia Jenkins School
  • PS 54 Samuel C Barnes School
  • PS/MS 57 James Weldon Johnson
  • PS 83 Luiz Munoz Rivera School
  • PS 94 Kings College School
  • PS 96 Joseph Lanzetta School
  • PS 114 Ryder Elementary 
  • PS 130K The Parkside School
  • PS 134 Henrietta Szold
  • PS 145 Andrew Jackson
  • PS 178M Professor Juan Bosch School 
  • PS 503 The School of Discovery
  • St Hope Leadership Academy
  • Storefront Academy Harlem
  • Teaching Firms of America Professional Prep Charter School

Frequently Asked Questions

Why the group size of 8-20 girls? What if we have fewer or more?

We prefer a minimum of 8 girls and limit each group to a maximum of 20 girls for Girls on the Run teams and 15 girls for Heart & Sole teams. The minimum is based upon curriculum considerations. Because much of our the lesson plan is related to team building and group dynamics, fewer than 8 girls may make it difficult to provide the experience we seek to offer to the girls. Facilitating more than 20 girls would make it difficult to establish the group rapport and the depth of community we are seeking. If a site has more than 20 girls who want to participate, GOTR NYC can run “two” programs at the same site, as long as there is the appropriate number of coaches available.

When does the program start and end?

We currently have two seasons of Girls on the Run each year. The Spring Season begins in early March and runs through mid-June. The Fall Session begins in mid-September and runs through mid-December.  The program is 10 weeks and teams meet twice per week for 1 ½ hours.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the program is $275 per girl for Spring 2017 at most sites. Site and individual scholarships are available each season.

What is included in the price of the program?

  • 20 lessons by a Girls on the Run-certified coach from a well-researched curriculum
  • Lesson handouts and coach supplies
  • Healthy snacks and incentives
  • Girls on the Run t-shirt and water bottle for each participant 
  • Girls on the Run 5k packets and support in the 5k run/walk event
  • End-of-season certificates, awards and celebrations
  • Girls on the Run coach training fees
  • Fees for liability insurance
  • All administrative assistance to coaches, sites, girls and parents

What if a girl is unable to pay?

We do offer various scholarships based on financial need. Apply for financial assistance here.

Do girls have to be runners to sign up for the program?

No. We are much more than a running club or track program! Girls on the Run NYC is for EVERYONE. The program is non-competitive and focuses on developing healthy, positive self-images in the participants.  We encourage our girls to run, walk, hop, skip or jump, with each girl progressing at her own speed. 

What does a typical practice look like?

Each practice focuses on a specific issue-related topic, which is incorporated into the activities and games planned for the lesson. The coaches begin the lesson by introducing and explaining the day’s topic. The girls then warm up their muscles with a brief interactive running activity or game. Then, the girls stretch and further discuss how the activity related to the topic. Next, the girls perform the workout, which primarily consists of running but also integrates the topic of the day. For example, the girls may have to answer a question about the day’s topic each time they complete a lap. The lesson ends with stretching, reviewing what the girls learned that day, a group cheer, and a snack.

My daughter can only attend one practice per week. Can I still enroll her in the program?

No. Prior to signing up for the program, the girl must be able to commit to attending BOTH practices per week. Full participation lends to a healthy group dynamic and an experiential learning process. 

Do you offer a similar program for boys?

Girls on the Run is a girls only program and does not offer a program for boys. The curriculum was designed specifically with girls in mind and addresses relevant topics that girls in grades 3rd-5th and 6th-8th encounter.

Do the girls shower after practice?

No. The majority of our sites practice after school and will go directly home afterwards. For our sites that hold practice in the morning, there is no need to shower after a Girls on the Run session and before school. While our lessons do incorporate running, the exercise is not strenuous and girls are encouraged to wear their Girls on the Run shirt to school for the rest of the day.

How do I start Girls on the Run at my daughter’s school?

Girls on the Run will provide the curriculum, program materials and coach training sessions. Schools need to provide a school site liaison that is responsible for working with the Girls on the Run Staff to determine program details. For more information about what is needed to start a new program, please visit our Start a New Site page.