Program Details - 3rd - 5th Grade | GOTR Chicago

Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders! Spring 2023 Program Registration opens January 5, 2023.

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Current Season Details

Spring 2023 Program Registration opens January 5, 2023!

Overview-Shared

Overview
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Spring 2023 teams can begin practice any time between March 6 - 24. Your team's coach will provide your schedule. 


Details: 

  • The Spring Season lasts 10 weeks.
  • Teams practice 2 times per week for 75-90 minutes.
  • The season concludes with a celebratory 5K — your coach will provide details.

Registration includes:

  • 20 90-minute sessions conducted by background-checked GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

All families have the opportunity to enter the amount they can afford to pay on our checkout page. 100% of financial assistance requests are approved automatically. 

No girl has ever been turned away due to her family’s inability to pay. 

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Reg fees - SHARED

Registration Fees

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 4,500 girls in the Chicagoland area each year. Registration includes:

  • 20 sessions conducted by background-checked GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration

Our program fee is a sliding scale based upon current annual household income. This enables families to pay what they can based on their annual household income, and allows us to provide programming that is more equitable and accessible to all. For more information, click here

All families have the opportunity to enter the amount they can afford to pay on our checkout page. 100% of financial assistance requests are approved automatically. 

Registration Fee Guide

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 4,500 girls in the Chicagoland area each year. 


Our program fee is a sliding scale based upon current annual household income. This enables families to pay what they can based on their annual household income, and allows us to provide programming that is more equitable and accessible to all. For more information, click here

 

Household Income Fee
$0-$49,999 $0
$50,000-$74,999 $50
$75,000-$99,999 $125
$100,000-$149,999 $205
$150,000-$199,999 $240
$200,000+ $300
COVID-19 Information

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My girl isn't a big runner; is this program for her? OR My girl is already a skilled runner. Is this program for her?

Yes! We are much more than a running program, and every participant can benefit from the experience of building confidence through accomplishment while participating in our rich, curriculum-based, age-appropriate, interactive lessons. Expect lots of games, talking, laughing and processing in addition to running at each practice. And know that when we say run, we mean run, walk, skip, roll or push, just as long as you are moving foward!

Is my girl’s school/site participating?

You can check whether there is a team from your girl’s school/site that is participating in programming here.

My girl's school is not participating in this season. Can she join a team at another school?

Yes! Reach out to programs@gotrchicago.org or 773-342-1250 to get connected with the team that works best for your family. 

What does the program fee include?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, a GOTR water bottle and a healthy snack at every practice.

What is the program fee?

Girls on the Run-Chicago has transitioned to a sliding fee scale based upon current annual household income. This change takes into consideration pandemic-related hardships, enables families to pay what they can based on their current annual household income, and allows us to provide programming that is more equitable and accessible to all. Click here to see the fee chart. 


All families have the opportunity to enter the amount they can afford to pay on our checkout page. 100% of financial assistance requests are approved automatically. 

We can't afford the program registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?

Don't let cost stop you from participating! All families have the opportunity to enter the amount they can afford to pay on our checkout page. 100% of financial assistance requests are approved automatically. 

When does the 10-week season begin?

Spring 2023 teams can begin practice any time between March 6 - 24. Your team's coach will provide your schedule.

Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your girl will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a girl who can, and consider joining us in a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.

Is there a way for me to sponsor a participant for a season?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.