I can’t afford the GOTR registration fee. Can I still join?

Scholarships are available based on family income.  Please contact jwest@gotrlanc.org  for more information on how to apply for a scholarship.

Where do I sign up my child?

Registration will begin online February. 10th, 8:00 pm

Why the young age?

Studies show that girls between the ages of eight and twelve are still receptive to adult influence, while beginning to feel peer pressure. It is a period in our emotional and intellectual development when we become aware of and begin to recognize important life and relationship issues. In addition, learning to value physical activity early in life increases the likelihood of participants staying physically healthy into adulthood. Studies show that those who develop exercise habits by their teen years are most likely to maintain those habits for life. Regular, moderate exercise improves cardiovascular functioning, reduces the risk of developing breast cancer, osteoporosis and obesity and positively counters the effects of depression and anxiety.

Is it safe for young girls to run the 5k distance (3.1 miles)?

Children’s bodies are well suited for endurance exercise, and numerous studies have shown that children show many positive physiological adaptations to endurance exercise training. The keys are gradual progression and common-sense adult supervision. If those conditions are met, running 3 miles is a reasonable goal for most young people.
-Russell R. Pate, Ph.D., Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

Do I have to run to be a volunteer, running buddy, or coach?

No, you do not! Just bring your time and talent to help inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident!

I don’t have a lot of time- but want to be a part of Girls on the Run. What can I do to give back to the community?

We would love for you to join us as a Running Buddy, Committee Member, Race Day Volunteer, or One-Time Volunteer at any of our events! Contact Lori at solemates@gotrlanc.org

Can my child be a part of Girls on the Run if she can only participate one day a week?

Unfortunately, no. Your child can only miss 4 practices if they want to participate in Girls on the Run. It is critically important to the girls’ success that they participate in both sessions each week.

How do I start a GOTR Site?

http://gotrlancaster.org/volunteer/become-a-gotr-site/