How many girls are on a team?
Team size is between 8 and 17 girls. The curriculum was designed for a group this size to facilitate team building and a healthy group dynamic. Fewer than eight girls and more than 17 make it difficult to provide the experience we seek to offer the girls. If a site does not have the minimum number of girls by the close of registration, parents will be notified and refunds will be given. Some sites will have more than one team, but it’s dependent upon the number of trained volunteer coaches and practice space available at the site.
How are participants chosen?
In an effort to make the program accessible, program registration is not first come, first served. In the event that there are more girls interested in participating at a particular site than available spots, GOTR-STL’s online registration system will randomly select girls to form the team(s). Girls are not chosen on a first-come, first-served basis during the general registration period.
Are there any fees for Girls on the Run?
Yes. Visit our Fees Explained page for more details.
What if I have difficulty paying the fee?
Payment plans and need-based scholarships are available through the online registration process. Any participant is eligible regardless of the program fee at the site. In the past year, Girls on the Run St. Louis provided more than $365,000 in scholarships. GOTR-STL's goal is to never turn a girl away for financial reasons.
Can my daughter participate at another site if the program is not at her school?
Our policy is to allow girls to participate at a school that they do not attend if: transportation is not an issue, the girl is able to attend the entire practice, the school does not have policies in place that would preclude participation, and the girl is grade-eligible for the program. Be aware that girls who attend the school get first preference to participate on the Girls on the Run team. Bringing the program to your site is also an option. Check out the Start a Site page of our website for more information.
My daughter can only attend one practice per week. Can I still register her for the program?
It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls' program experience that they aprticipate in both sessions each week. Participants are not allowed to attend only one session per week. Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the curricula, girls who are absent more than four (4) practices during one season will no longer be eligible to participate.