Girls on the Run (GOTR)
Girls on the Run (GOTR) completed the season with a sponsored 5k race at the College of Lake County. GOTR is a non-profit, national program that inspires girls to be healthy and confident by using fun, experienced-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore their own beliefs around experiences and discuss challenges girls face at this age.
Coaches began by helping the girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then we looked at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. And finally, the girls explored how they can positively connect with and shape the world. This season provided a fun way to learn and grow together!
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is an extra-curricular activity for 3rd and 4th-grade girls.
- GOTR is a non-profit, national program that inspires girls to be healthy and confident by using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
- The lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.
- The District 103 PTO makes our participation in GOTR possible by funding the charter!
The program at Half Day School typically runs for 10-12 weeks. Girls must make a commitment to allot 2 days per week to the program.
- Sessions run after school on Mondays from 3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
- The season will begin on Monday, March 13, 2017, and it will conclude on Monday, June 5, 2017.
- For additional details on program dates and more, see our parent letter on the virtual backpack.
Registration for Spring 2017:
- The registration window opens on January 16, 2017, and it closes on February 27, 2017.
- The cost is $175 per girl for the season.
- Register online using the GOTR link at http://www.gotrchicago.org.
- Be sure to choose Half Day School as the site.
- With four trained coaches for the season, our site can accommodate up to 30 girls. These spots will be allocated through a lottery process, if needed. This system would only be necessary should we have more than 30 girls commit to the program.
- Please see our parent letter posted on the virtual backpack.
- Please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Tina Abrego (Kindergarten Interventionist at Sprague), should you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.