Fall 2019 Program Season

The Fall Season is scheduled to start the week of September 16 for most of our program sites and will culminate with a celebratory 5k event on Sunday, December 8 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

Scroll down for site information including days and times of session, and the starting date, for teams across the five boroughs! Registration for all teams will be open by September 9. Please contact us at program@gotrnyc.org if you have any questions about registration for your daughter this fall. Please note we have two community sites open to any girl in 3rd-5th grade, and all of our school sites are open only to students who attend the school.

In our Fall season, Girls on the Run participants will learn and grow together using a different version of the curriculum! We rotate between three curriculum versions in elementary school, and two curriculum versions in middle school. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.

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

Financial assistance is available for any girl to participate in the program. The request for financial assistance is included in the program registration process. 

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Registration is now open for the following sites:

  • Community Site Flatiron at Athleta & Madison Square Park - OPEN TO ALL GIRLS!
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    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    Season Begins September 17
    Practice will take place at Madison Square Park. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at Athleta.

  • Community Site Upper East Side at John Jay Park - OPEN TO ALL GIRLS!
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    Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    Season Begins September 16
    Practice will take place at John Jay Park. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at The Church of the Epiphany on York Ave.

  • The American Dream School - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    The team will practice in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • The Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    The team will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • The Churchill School & Center - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45PM - 4:00PM
    Season Begins September 24

    The team will practice on the rooftop. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • CS 211
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:20PM - 4:00PM
    Season Begins September 16

    The team will practice in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Corona Arts & Sciences Academy - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45PM - 4:15PM
    Season Begins September 24

    The team will meet in the recess yard at CASA MS 311Q. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Hamilton Grange Middle School - Heart & Sole
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place at the Riverbank State Park Outdoor Running Track. Pick up will be back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • KIPP Academy Elementary
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 5:30PM
    Season Begins September 17
    The team will practice on the Football Field at KIPP Academy Elementary. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • KIPP Infinity
    Mondays & Fridays from 4:30 PM - 5:45PM
    Season Begins September 24
    The team will practice at KIPP Infinity and Riverside Park. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • MS 101 - P.O. Edward R Byrne School - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 24
    The team will practice in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • Mont Lawn City Camp East Harlem - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30PM - 6:00PM
    Season Begins October 1

  • Mont Lawn City Camp South Bronx - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:45PM - 6:30PM
    Season Begins September 24
    The team will meet at Mont Lawn City Camp, and practice will take place at Willis Playground. Pickup is at back at Mont Lawn City Camp. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at Mont Lawn City Camp.

  • New Heights Middle School - Heart & Sole
    Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 25

    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 004 The Duke Ellington School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 25

    Practice will take place on the school track. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 028 Wright Brothers Elementary School
    Tuesdays & Fridays from 2:30PM - 3:45PM
    Season Begins September 24

    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 102 Jaques Cartier School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:45PM - 4:15PM
    Season Begins September 25

    The team will meet at PS 102, and practice on the track at Jefferson Park. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 11
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 24
    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 130K
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:15PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 25

    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 145M The Bloomingdale School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15PM - 4:45PM
    Season Begins September 24

    Practice will take place in the school yard and Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 161 - Heart & Sole
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:45PM - 4:00PM
    Season Begins September 25
    The team will practice in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 178M Professor Juan Bosch School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Season Begins September 25

    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • PS 198K
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45PM - 4:15PM
    Season Begins September 25
    Practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • PS 198M The Strauss School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 17
    Practice will take place in Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at the school. *Please note that this team currently has a waiting list.

  • PS 216
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Season Begins September 24

    The team will meet at PS 216, and practice at the West Playground track. Pick up is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • PS 223Q Lyndon B. Johnson
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Season Begins September 24

    The team will meet at PS 223Q, and practice at the Baisley Park track. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at PS 223Q.

  • PS 290K Juan Morel Campos
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 25

    The team will practice in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • PS 333 Manhattan School for Children
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00PM - 4:45PM
    Season Begins September 17

    The team will meet at PS 333, and practice in Central Park. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at PS 333.

  • PS 334 The Anderson School (Grades 3-5)
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:45PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins September 23

    The team will practice in Central Park. Pickup is back at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 334 The Anderson School (Grades 6-8) - Heart & Sole
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00AM - 8:10AM
    Season Begins September 23

    The team will meet in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 363 The Neighborhood School
    Season Begins September 17
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00PM-4:30PM
    The team will practice in the school courtyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 516 Sunset Park Avenues School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:45PM - 4:30PM
    Season begins September 25

    Practice will take place in the enclosed and empty parking lot attached to the school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the gymnasium.

  • PS 58
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15PM - 5:00PM
    Season begins September 17

    Practice will take place near the school garden. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 6 - Monday & Wednesday Team
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00AM - 8:15 AM
    Season begins September 23

    Practice will take place on the roof. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 6 - Tuesday & Thursday Team
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00AM - 8:15 AM
    Season begins September 24.

    Sessions will take place on the roof. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 705 Brooklyn Arts & Sciences Elementary School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45PM - 4:00PM
    Season begins September 24
    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 83 Luis Munoz Rivera
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00PM - 4:30PM
    Season begins September 25
    Practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • PS 87 - Tuesday & Thursday Team
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00AM - 8:15AM

    Season begins September 17
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors. *Please note that the PS 87 Monday & Wednesday team is full and closed for registration.

  • PS/MS 105 The Bay School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:15PM - 3:45PM
    Season begins September 25

    The team will practice in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS/MS 124Q Osmond A. Church School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Season begins September 25

    The team will practice in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS/MS 57 - Heart & Sole
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Season begins September 25

    The team will practice in the schoolyard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Saratoga Family Inn
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00PM - 7:15PM
    Season begins September 24

    The team will practice on the Basketball Court. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice in the Recreation Room.

  • The Nightingale-Bamford School
    Tuesday & Thursdays from 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Season begins September 24
    Practice will take place in Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at the school.

  • Success Academy Upper West
    Mondays & Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Season begins September 16
    Practice will take place at Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

If you do not see your school listed and 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.

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 Fall 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 full cost of the program is $350 per girl for Fall 2019. Some sites fees are higher based on space usage fees, and we have a sliding scale by family income available to ensure that our program is accessible and inclusive for all girls. Individual financial assistance is available through the registration process. Site-wide financial assistance is granted pre-registration. More than 60% of our students participate through financial assistance 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 financial assistance. The request for financial assistance is included in the program registration process. Details on our sliding scale are here:

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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.