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Girls on the Run of Atlanta Fall 2017 Program Registration

Fall Girls on the Run (3rd – 5th) and Heart & Sole (6th – 8th) registration lottery registration is open from August 11 - 15, 2017. You can register any time during this period. Registration will close on August 15 at midnight. 

On August 16, our system will randomly choose participants to fill the available spots for each team and selected participants will receive an email. Emails will be sent by 3 pm on August 16. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will re-open by 3 pm on August 16 and continue through September 6. 

REGISTERING YOUR GIRL

Fall 2017 lottery registration is open from August 11 - 15, 2017.  You can register any time during this period. Registration will close on August 15 at midnight. On August 16, a computer-generated lottery will randomly choose participants to fill the available spots for each team and selected participants will receive an email. Emails will be sent by 3 pm on August 16. For teams that do not fill during the lottery period, registration will re-open by 3 pm on August 16 and continue through September 6 at midnight.

To sign up for the lottery online, please have the following information available:

  • Parent/guardian contact information
  • Emergency contact information
  • Health information (allergies, medications, etc.)
  • Insurance information (have insurance card available)
  • Credit/debit card

 

What are the dates of the program? Week of August 28 – the week of November 13. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K on November 11, 2017, and parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their girl.

When will I be notified if my daughter made the team? Email notifications will be sent on August 16 by 3 pm. If your daughter is selected via the lottery, you will receive an email and your credit card will be charged at that time. Girls who are not placed on the team will be placed on the wait list and you will receive an email from Girls on the Run.

How do I move from the wait list? If a spot opens at your daughter's site, another computer-generated lottery will be conducted for the available spot from the wait list. If selected in that lottery, a Girls on the Run staff member will contact you to find out if your daughter would still like to be added to the team. If your daughter joins the team, then your credit card will be charged at that time.

Is the lottery for everyone or only when a team is full? If a team is not full by the time registration closes on August 15, all girls registered for this team will be placed on the team and registration will re-open on August 16 by 3 pm. Additional participants will then be registered on a first-come, first served basis until the team is full. (A team must have eight girls in order to have a team.) Registration will close at midnight on September 6, 2017, or when the team reaches capacity.

What if I’m trying to register siblings during the lottery registration period? You can register siblings in the same form using the “Add Another Participant” button located on the bottom of the health and insurance information page. When the computer-generated lottery is run, either all siblings will be randomly selected or no siblings will be selected. 

What if my site has two teams? Can I register my daughter for both teams? If your site has two teams that meet on the same days, only register once. Duplicates will be scrubbed from the list and a lottery for the total number of spots on both teams will be conducted.

If your site has two teams that meet on different days, register for the team that meets your availability. If your daughter is able to participate on either team, you can register for both teams. The lottery will be conducted for the first team – emails will be sent and credit cards will be charged. Any duplicate registrants who were selected for the first team via the lottery will be scrubbed from the second team before the second lottery is run.

Could you add more girls on a team if I volunteer to coach? Please contact programs@girlsontherunatlanta.org if you are interested in coaching or starting an additional site or team. There are several factors to consider before increasing a team’s size or opening registration for a new team, e.g. space availability at each site, previously ordered program supplies, facility usage limits and the number and experience of committed coaches.

What is the cost of the Girls on the Run program? Girls on the Run uses an income-based sliding scale so that every girl who wants to participate can. The program registration fee is available on a sliding scale from $25 to $170. (*Fulton County sites are $180.) 

Each participant receives:

  • 20 lessons conducted by certified Girls on the Run coaches
  • GOTR t-shirt and water bottle
  • Girls on the Run 5K registration and applicable race expenses – 5k finisher’s medal and t-shirt, refreshments, signage, medical and police personnel, venue rental, road closures, etc.
  • Lesson supplies – curriculum books, lap counters, stickers, markers, cones, first aid kits, printed handouts and game pieces
  • Coach support – training, background checks and CPR certification
  • Administrative – insurance, website, curriculum copyright dues to Girls on the Run International


Do you offer financial assistance or partial scholarships? Yes, we will never turn a girl away because of finances. Financial assistance is available during online registration on a sliding scale starting at $25. We are able to offer a limited number of full scholarships to teams at schools and facilities with 70% or more students receiving free or reduced lunch. Scholarship participants additionally receive running shoes and snacks. Some participants will receive running bras and other gear depending on continued financial support. Please contact programs@girlsontherunatlanta.org if you have additional questions.

Can I register my daughter at a school where she does not attend? With limited exceptions, school sites are only open to students who currently attend that school. Contact programs@girlsontherunatlanta.org if you would like additional enrollment information for a school other than where your daughter is enrolled. Ability to participate at an alternate location depends upon the willingness of that school to host non-attending students. A girl’s parent or guardian is responsible for transportation and ensuring that the participant is on time to each lesson. Community sites are open to any girl and are indicated accordingly on our locations page.

Does my daughter have to participate in both lessons every week? Participation is a twice a week commitment. The season is 12 weeks long and teams meet twice each week for 90 minutes. Please do not register if your daughter cannot attend both days. Girls on the Run reserves the right to dismiss a child without a refund if she misses more than four sessions.

Can my daughter repeat the program? Yes! Our curricula are designed to be repeated. Girls new to the program and girls repeating the program will both benefit from the lessons. We know what a child experiences and learns in Girls on the Run as a third grader is quite different from what she learns as a fourth or fifth grader. With repetition, the depths of learning and the ability of a girl to apply what she learns at each lesson is greater. Within Girls on the Run, we rotate between three curricula for Girls on the Run and two curricula for Heart & Sole, so our girls experience similar topics, but with different games and activities from one season to the next. With that experience, returning girls often naturally step into mentoring and leadership roles.  

Girls on the Run of Atlanta
1904 Monroe Drive
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30324

(404) 478-6558

info@girlsontherunatlanta.org