Parents Corner

Welcome Fall 2014 families!
Registration will close on Friday Sept. 19th for the fall season.
Our season will be the weeks of Sept. 8th-Nov. 17th
Our GOTR Fall 5k presented by OAL will be Nov. 15th, 9:00 AM at Millersville University.
Fall 2014 GOTR and GOT participants do not need to register for our 5k!  It is included in the season registration.
Looking ahead to the spring 2015 season:
EventTime and Place
Online registration opensFeb. 2nd, 8:00 pm
Online registration closesMarch 13th 9:00 pm
Season DatesWeeks of March 2nd-May 18th
GOTR 5k presented by OALMay 16th, 9:00 am at Franklin and Marshall College

Lottery System Registration
There are a few schools that will be using the Lottery System for registration this fall.  If your school is using the Lottery System, it will say “Lottery System Registration” next to your school’s name on our fall location page as well as on the actual registration form.  For these schools, registration will be open for two weeks starting Aug. 12th at 8:00 pm.  What this means is that as many people who want to register for the team can during this two week period (as long as the participant attends this host school).  Registration will close for these schools on Aug. 25th at 11:00 pm; on Aug. 26th our system will randomly choose the participants to fill the available spots for that team.  Once the team participants are selected, those participants will get an automated email stating so with a follow up email from the GOTR coach.  Girls who are not placed on the initial team will receive an email from GOTR letting you know and asking if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.  Girls who do not attend the host school, but would like to participate in GOTR there, may register if space allows after the lottery has been run.  Please email with questions.  If space is still available after the lottery is run, registration will open again to fill the remaining spots.

* If your school does not say “Lottery System Registration”, than your school’s team will be “first come, first serve” as it has always been in the past.

Registration for girls who do not attend the host school will begin Sept. 1st.  Excepting Bonfield in Warwick.  Their season will begin the week of Sept. 15th, so registration for girls who do not attend that school will open on Sept. 10th.
The Inside Track in the Lancaster Shopping Center has a 20% off coupon for all participants and coaches! Thank you Mark Amway and the Inside Track for this offer!
Inside Track Coupon pdf  Visit the Inside Track website for store hours and locations.  Enjoy!
Grown Up Guide – SpanishGrown Up Guide English: (broken down into 3 segments)
Grown Up Guide Lessons 1-6
Grown Up Guide Lessons 7-15
Grown Up Guide Lessons 16-End
Couch to 5k- GOTR Training Guide

“I just wanted to write to tell you Thank You !!  This organization you created is wonderful…. My daughter gained so much from the meetings and get-togethers. I am so very proud of her, but she is proud of herself!! She has gained so much from you and GOTR and I can’t thank you enough. I wish it ran all year long. There are some things I know she won’t talk to me about, but this gives her the opportunity to talk about things and hear others input without the worry of what mom might say. I think you have helped thousands of girls with this program and gave them something to feel proud of.. She is so ready to do another run and has been running around our neighborhood. I can’t imagine the amount of work and dedication that goes into creating something like this, so I thank you for being dedicated for my daughter and giving her something in her life to build her self esteem and make her proud of herself and her accomplishments.”

-GOT Parent

Dear parents, guardians, family members, and friends,

First, Girls on the Run would like to thank you:

On behalf of all the Girls on the Run coaches we would like to thank you for allowing us to be part of all these amazing girls’ lives! We are fortunate to spend 1 ½ hours twice a week laughing, running, walking, and being silly while both the coaches and girls are getting stronger emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially!What a true gift it is to be part of this program for everyone involved.  We hope you find it as rewarding for yourself as we do for us and the girls!

Please use our Grown Up Guide posted above  in case you would like to revisit any of our lesson topics.  These “conversation starters” are merely that; a way to break the ice about what happened at GOTR.  Sometimes it may be hard for the girls to recap what fun games were played, lesson topics, etc., after such an action-packed 1 ½ hours!Please use these questions or suggestions to help you get the conversation started, but please don’t stop there!  Feel free to fill in the gaps (or let your Girl on the Run fill in the gaps) with a recount of the afternoon.  But be aware, sometimes she may say, “What happens in GOTR stays in GOTR”.  That is one of our first topics that Girls on the Run is a safe place to open up and speak freely, so please try to respect that promise the girls will make to one another.  There is also a good Couch to 5K program at the end of the guide for anyone.

As always, your team coaches as well as Carrie and Jennifer, are here to help make this journey the best it can be for each and every girl. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have throughout the lesson. Remember to visit our website for any updates and events that may be coming up for Girls on the Run!

From everyone at Girls on the Run of Lancaster, we want to THANK YOU!