Girls on the Run

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Fall 2022 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming. 

Registration opens: August 16th - Septembe 19th at 10am

(see below for important registration dates, deadlines and details)

Season Dates: September 12-Noember 5th

GOTR 5k: Saturday, Noember 5th @ 9:30 am/Delaware Park, Buffalo

Girls meet 2x/week for 90 minutes

Cost: $165 per girl (financial aid is proided to families see below for household income discounts and will be needed in the registration form).

Girls can only participate if there is a team at their school.

Attendance Policy: Girls cannot miss more than 4 practices per season.

Refund Policy:  a refund (minus $20 processing fee) will be issued up through September 19th. 

We accept Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Benefit Coerage and Wellness card for payment.

**In order to receie the Highmark BCBS benefit you must enter a CODE IN THE REGISTRATION FORM: GOTRBCBS. Once your eligibility is confirmed GOTR will issue you a full refund. You will be charged the registration fee upfront. 

**Highmark BCBS only coers one GOTR season per benefit year. You will be responsible for the full registration fee if your claim is rejected.

Independent Health 'Health Extras Debit Card' can be used as payment when you check out.

Questions? email Meghan Caanaugh at meghanc@gotrbuffalo.org

 

 

 

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • Registration is open from  August 16th -September 23rd at 9am
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 12th
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 8 weeks,
  • All girls participate in our season ending 5k on November 5. 
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. See below for the Registration Fee Guide

August 16 - September 19

  • August 16 - September 19

    Registration opens: August 16th

    Our lottery week runs: August 16-August 23rd at 9am

    After the lottery is run registration will be based on first come basis until team is filled

    Girls on the Run of Buffalo engages in a lottery based online registration system to ensure a fair and equal process for all girls.

    Participants will be randomly selected by a computer generated lottery for their spot. Registration will close the morning of August 23rd and re-open by noon.

    After the lottery is run, any teams with spots left will be first come basis.

    If you are selected in the lottery: You will receie an email that you hae been selected and your credit card will be charged.

    If you are not selected in the lottery: You will receie an email that you are on the wait list and you will not be charged unless a spot opens up and you will be placed on the registered list.

    Please contact Meghan Caanaugh at 716-873-2221 with any questions.

     

     

  • September 13

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • GOTR 5k

    Our GOTR 5k is on 11/5 in Delaware Park. Race start 9:30 am. Check our 5k page for details

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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 2,500 girls in Western New York each year. Registration is $165 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt 
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Registration Fee    
Full-Price Registration  $165    
Annual household income $45,000-$55,000 $100    
Annual household income $35,000-$45,000 $ 75    
Annual household income $25,000-$35,000 $ 50    
Annual household income $0-$25,000 $ 10    

 

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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!

What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per particpant is $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $160. 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, and post 5k party.

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! We are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to particpate! Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any family who needs it, and we can also provide appropriate running shoes and attire if necessary. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale.

When does the season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 16th.. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, Noember 5th. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

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 more than $100,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.

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