Fall 2018 Program Season

Registration is now closed for the Fall Season!

If you have questions about your program site, please contact the head coaches or our Girls on the Run NYC office at program@gotrnyc.org.

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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Fall 2018 Program Site Information

  • PS 11 - MUST REGISTER WITH SCHOOL FIRST
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice Tuesday November 6, Thursday November 15, or Thursday, November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • MS 31
    Tuesdays & Fridays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice on Tuesday, November 6th or Friday, November 23rd. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • PS 31
    Wednesday & Friday from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Season Begins Wednesday, September 26
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • St. Athanasius School
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice Wednesday October 17, Wednesday November 14 or Wednesday, November 21. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

Registration is now closed for the following sites:

  • Churchill School
    Tuesday and Thursday 2:45-4:00pm
    Season begins Tuesday, September 25.
    The team will meet at school and will practice on the school roof or along the East River.

  • The Heschel School - MUST REGISTER WITH SCHOOL FIRST
    Monday and Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    Season begins Thursday, September 20
    Practice will take place in the park at West End & 63rd Street. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the middle school dining hall.

  • PS 6 The Lillie Devereaux Blake School
    Sessions take place on the rooftop of the school, and will be indoors on inclement weather days.
    Team 1 - Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM.
    There will be no practice Monday October 8, Monday November 12, Monday November 19, or Wednesday, November 21.
    Team 2 - Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM. Season Begins Tuesday, September 25.
    There will be no practice Tuesday November 6, Tuesday November 20, or Thursday November 22.

  • PS 25 - Bilingual School
    Wednesday & Friday from 3:30PM - 4:45PM
    Season Begins Monday, September 26
    Participants will practice in school yard, and will be indoors in the gym on inclement weather days.

  • PS 58 The Carroll School - MUST REGISTER WITH SCHOOL FIRST
    Monday and Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Season Begins Monday, September 24
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard or around the perimeter of the school. Pickup is at PS 58. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 316 Elijah G Stroud Elementary School
    Monday and Wednesday 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    Season Begins Monday, September 24

    The team will meet at school and practice will take place in in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 333 Manhattan School for Children
    Tuesday and Thursday 3:15 - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins Tuesday, September 25

    The team will meet in a classroom at school, and practice will take place at Central Park. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 334 The Anderson School
    Monday and Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins Monday, September 24

    The team will meet at school and practice will take place in Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 363 The Neighborhood School
    Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins Tuesday, September 25

    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place at Tompkins Square Park or in the recess yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 527 East Side for Social Action
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Team Practices at Carl Schurz Park or in the closed of section of 91st street. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors at the school.

  • PS 705 Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    The team will meet at school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school.  On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 770 The New American Academy
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins Thursday, September 20
    There will be no practice Tuesday November 6, Thursday November 15 or Thursday November 22. The team will meet at school and practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 87 - 2 teams
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    Season Begins September 24
    There will be no practice Monday, October 8; Monday, November 12; Monday, November 19; or Wednesday, November 21. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice Tuesday November 6, Tuesday November 20 or Thursday, November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Success Academy UWS
    Mondays & Thursdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Season Begins on Thursday, September 20
    There will be no practice on Monday October 8, Monday November 19 or Thursday November 22. Practice will take place in Central Park. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the cafeteria.

  • The Dock Street School
    Mondays & Wednesday from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins on Monday, September 24
    There will be no practice Monday, November 12 or Wednesday November 21. Practice will take place at Brooklyn Bridge Park. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • The Earth School
    Mondays & Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins on Monday, September 24
    The team will will meet at the Earth School and practice will take place at Tompkins Square Park. Pickup is back at the Earth School.  On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors. 

  • Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary
    Monday & Thursday from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins Monday, September 24
    There will be no practice Monday October 8, Wednesday October 31, or Wednesday November 21. The team will meet at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Mont Lawn East Harlem
    Tuesday & Wednesday from 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Season Begins September 20th
    There will be no practice on Thursday, November 22. The team will meet at Mont Lawn City Camp, and practice will take place at Jefferson Park track. Pickup is back at Mont Lawn City Camp. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • Mont Lawn South Bronx
    Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice on Thursday, November 22. The team will meet at Mont Lawn City Camp 356 Willis Avenue, and practice will take place at Willis Playground. Pickup is back at Mont Lawn City Camp. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • MS 57
    Wednesday & Thursday from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Season Begins September 26
    There will be no practice Wednesday October 31, Wednesday November 21 or Thursday November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 18X
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Season Begins September 20
    There will be no practice Wednesday November 15, Wednesday November 21, or Thursday November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 83
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins September 26
    There will be no practice on Wednesday November 14 or Thursday, November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place at the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 96
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice on Tuesday, November 6, Thursday November 16, and Thursday November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 124Q The Osmund Church School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:20 PM - 4:00 PM
    Season Begins September 26
    There will be no practice on Friday, November 23. Practice will take place in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 130K The Parkside School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins September 26
    There will be no practice Wednesday November 14, Wednesday November 21 and Thursday November 22. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 140
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    Practice will begin on Tuesday, September 25. There will be no practice on Tuesday, November 6 or Thursday, November 22. As a reminder, girls are required to attend both practices per week.

  • PS 290k
    Thursdays & Fridays from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    Season Begins September 27
    There will be no practice Thursday November 15, Thursday November 22, or Friday November 23. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • PS 516 Sunset Park Avenues School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:40 PM - 4:20 PM
    Season Begins September 26
    There will be no practice on Wednesday, November 21 or Friday, November 23rd. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • The Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice Tuesday November 6, Thursday November 22 or Thursday November 29. The team will meet at school and practice will take place at the track. Pickup is back at school. On inclement weather days, the team will hold practice indoors.

  • PS 161 Pedro Albizu Campos - Heart & Sole

  • St. Athanasius School
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
    Season Begins September 25
    There will be no practice Wednesday October 17, Wednesday November 14 or Wednesday, November 21. The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup is back at school. 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 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 full cost of the program is $325 per girl for Fall 2018. Some sites fees are higher based on space usage fees, and we have a sliding scale by family income and at sites 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 now 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.