Spring 2019 Program Season

The Spring Season is scheduled to start the week of March 18 for most of our program sites and will culminate with a celebratory 5k event on June 12 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

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

In our Spring 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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Spring 2019 Program Registration is now open for the following sites:

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

  • Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet on the Stevenson Campus Track. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at the Stevenson Campus Gym.

  • Basis Independent Manhattan
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM 
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place on the school terrace. Pickup will be at Basis Independent Manhattan. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • Corona Arts & Sciences Academy - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 - 4:15PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet in the recess yard at school.  Pickup will also be at CASA MS 311Q. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at CASA MS 311Q.

  • Community Site Upper East Side - Open to All Girls!
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Season Begins March 5
    The team will will meet at John Jay Park.  Pickup will also be at John Jay Park.  On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at The Church of the Epiphany on York Ave between 74th & 75th (1393 York Avenue).

  • Community Site Athleta Flatiron - Madison Square Park - Open to All Girls!

    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00pm
    Season Begins March 5
    The team will meet at the Athleta at 126 5th Ave and practice at Madison Square Park. Pick up will also be at Athleta. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at Athleta at 18th & 5th.

  • Community Partnership Charter School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • Concourse Village Elementary School
    Thursdays & Fridays from 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins March 21
    The team will practice in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at the school.  Pickup will also be at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • Great Oaks Charter School - Heart & Sole
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school, and practice will take place at Lion's Gate Field. Pick up will be back at Great Oaks Charter School. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

    KIPP Academy Elementary
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:15 PM - 5:30PM
    Season Begins March 19
    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 still hold practice indoors.

  • KIPP Infinity
    Mondays & Fridays from 4:30 - 5:45 PM
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the school yard or at Riverbank Park. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • Mont Lawn City Camp - East Harlem
    Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at Mont Lawn City Camp, and practice will take place at Thomas Jefferson Park. Pickup is at back at Mont Lawn City Camp. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at Mont Lawn City Camp.

  • Mont Lawn City Camp - South Bronx
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    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 still hold practice indoors at Mont Lawn City Camp.

  • MS 101 - P.O. Edward R Byrne School - Heart & Sole
    Thursdays & Fridays from 2:45PM - 4:30PM
    Season Begins March 21
    The team will practice in the school yard. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium

  • PS 1X
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 1X. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gym.

  • PS 11
    Tuesdays &Thursdays from 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins February 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 still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 107x
    Mondays & Fridays from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins March 18
    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 still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 124Q Osmond Church School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place at the school track. Pickup will be at PS 124Q. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • PS 130K The Parkside School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM 
    Season Begins March 20
    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 still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 140 Nathan Strauss
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    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 still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 145 Andrew Jackson
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:20 PM - 3:35 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place in the field across from the school. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 146 Anna M Short
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 146. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 151 Yorkville Community School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place at Carl Schurz Park. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 20
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 20. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 25
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place at Fountain of Youth Playground. Pickup is at school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 244
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM 
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 244. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 290K
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    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 still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • PS 31 The William Lloyd Garrison School ASPIRA
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    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 still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 307 Daniel Hale Williams School
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 307. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 316 Elijah G Stroud Elementary School
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at ­­­­­­­­the track at the park next to the school.  Pickup will be at PS 316.  On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gym at PS 316. 

  • PS 333  Manhattan School for Children
    Registration is now open on a first come basis for this site.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15PM - 4:45 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place at Central Park Reservoir. Pickup will be at PS 333.  On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gym at PS 333.

  • PS 334 The Anderson School
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place at Central Park. Pickup will be at PS 334. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at PS 334.

  • PS 363 The Neighborhood School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at The Neighborhood School. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 54
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 54. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at PS 54.

  • PS 58 Carroll School- MUST REGISTER WITH SCHOOL FIRST
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:25 PM - 5:00 PM
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place near the school garden. Pickup will be at PS 58. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at PS 58.

  • PS 516 Sunset Park Avenues School
    Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 516. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at PS 516.

  • PS 6 Lillie D. Blake School - Mondays & Wednesdays
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place on the rooftop. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 6 Lillie D. Blake School - Tuesdays & Thursdays
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at school, and practice will take place on the rooftop. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors.

  • PS 705 Brooklyn Arts & Sciences Elementary School

    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 705. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at PS 705.

  • PS 770 The New American Academy
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM 
    Season Begins March 19
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the 2nd floor terrace. Pickup will be at PS 770. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • PS 83 Luis Muñoz Rivera
    Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Season Begins March 20
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place in the school yard. Pickup will be at PS 83. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors in the gymnasium.

  • PS 87, Team 1 - Monday & Wednesday - CLOSED
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

    Season Begins March 18
    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.

  • PS 87, Team 2 - Tuesday and Thursday - OPEN
    Registration is now open on a first come basis for this team.

    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

    Season Begins March 19
    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 - Upper West Side
    Season Begins March 14
    Mondays & Thursdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    The Team will meet at Success Academy and practice in Central Park. Pickup will be at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at Success Academy.

  • Ramaz Lower School
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Season Begins March 6
    The team will will meet at Ramaz and practice in Central Park.  Pickup will be at the school. On inclement weather days, the team will still hold practice indoors at Ramaz.

  • The Earth School
    Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
    Season Begins March 18
    The team will meet at the school and practice will take place at Tompkins Square Park. Pickup will be at The Earth School. On inclement weather days, the team will still 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 Spring 2019. 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.