Our programs help pre-teen girls build confidence, strengthen their self-image and develop healthy life skills.
How much does it cost?
The cost for a girl to participate in KCGOTR (grades 3-5) or in our Girls on the Track program (grades 6-8) is $90.
To make the KCGOTR program available to as many girls as possible, we use a sliding fee scale. Although the actual cost of the program is $120 per girl, we have been able to keep our program fees a little lower through the generosity of local businesses, foundations and individual donors. Participants and their families can choose a program fee ranging from $0 to $90. Girls participate equally in the program regardless of the fee their family selects.
The following scale is provided for families to choose what they believe they can afford. The financial sustainability of our program depends on the honesty and integrity of parents who choose their appropriate registration amount.
Sliding Fee Scale
Household Income Fee
$60,000 and up $90
$50,000 to $59,999 $80
$40,000 to $49,999 $70
$30,000 to $39,999 $30
$20,000to $29,999 $15
Less than $20,000 $10
What does the program fee include?
The program fee includes:
- 20 lessons conducted by two certified Girls on the Run Coaches
- An official KCGOTR T-shirt
- Participation in the KCGOTR 5K Celebration Run/Walk
- A 5K finisher’s medallion
- Running shoes
What should my daughter wear for a KCGOTR practice?
Clothes that work best for running include shorts and t-shirts for warmer weather, and athletic pants and sweatshirts with lighter layers underneath for cold weather. Some teams are able to run outside before the snow melts. If your daughter’s team runs in cooler weather, be sure to send along a jacket, gloves, hat or ear coverings for your child.
Athletic socks – Please be sure to send socks for every practice.
Note on shoes – Until your daughter receives her running shoes from KCGOTR, be sure that she has athletic shoes for practice. Occasionally, we experience delays getting such a large shoe order, but the girls will need to run from the start.
What else does my daughter need to bring to practice?
Girls should always have water bottles with them. Please write your daughter’s name on her bottle to keep it from getting mixed up with other girls’ bottles.
Each team site varies in terms of how they handle snacks. For sites where girls bring their own snacks, be sure to send along a healthy snack. Healthy snack ideas: string cheese, pretzels, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, crackers with peanut butter or nuts if allergies are not an issue at your school.
How can I support my daughter’s GOTR experience?
- Communicate with coaches. Ask questions and share concerns if you have them.
- Encourage your daughter to come to practice with a positive attitude and willingness to have fun, and make friends. She can do it! Please support her with positive messages.
- Reinforce the lessons. Talk about what was learned, what her favorite parts of practice were, etc. We’ve got a training guide for adults, too, if you want to get in the running groove. Coaches have copies of the ‘Grown Up Guide for Girls on the Run’ to share with parents. Please ask for a copy if you haven’t received yours yet. The guide suggests great questions to ask your daughter after each lesson.
- Be considerate of your coaches’ time. Pick your daughter up promptly after the conclusion of practice. Follow the pick-up procedure at your site.
- If your daughter will miss a KCGOTR practice, let her coaches know so they don’t wonder where she is.
Can I run the 5K with my daughter?
Absolutely! You just need to register to run at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/82097/SMUCalendar. Don’t worry if you aren’t a runner, walking is great fitness and fun, too. Girls participate at a variety of levels and so do parents.
Download a paper copy of the 5K registration KCGOTR-RegForm
Can our other children run the 5K?
Participants other than our KCGTOR members need to be 18 and older. Registration for this untimed event is available at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/82097/SMUCalendar. The entry fee helps support the KCGOTR program.
What are the details for this year’s 5K?
You can find information about our 2012 Celebration 5K Run at http://kcgotr.org/events-2/our-5k
Or, contact your daughter’s coach for details specific to her team.
How can I volunteer?
We have lots of volunteer opportunities at http://kcgotr.org/volunteer/
Do I need to be a runner to get involved with Girls on the Run?
We depend on volunteers to help with all kinds of tasks, whether they run or not. Even our coaches don’t have to be runners. We need people who are dependable, can commit to the time requirements of their volunteer position, and who support the values we are trying to instill in our girls. See volunteer opportunities at http://kcgotr.org/volunteer/
KCGOTR isn’t offered at my daughter’s school. How can I get a program started there?
We will begin accepting site applications in August 2012 for the upcoming year. Watch our web site for details. In the meantime, if you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org