It is critically important to the experiential learning process, group dynamics and positive program experience that all participants attend all sessions. Participants are not allowed to attend only one session per week. Any child who is absent for more than four (4) practices during one season may no longer be eligible to participate in Girls on the Run.
Respectful Behavior Policy:
Every participant is expected to behave in a respectful manner towards their coaches and teammates. Threatening behavior and bullying will not be tolerated. Girls on the Run reserves the right to remove from participation any child who exhibits this type of behavior. Parents/guardians and coaches agree to act in accordance with this policy as well.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy:
Girls on the Run of SCWI will issue a refund for withdrawal from the program up to the start of the first session. Processing fees will be retained. No refunds will be issued after the program starts. No refunds will be issued for girls who have been asked to leave due to a violation of a policy. If a team is canceled due to insufficient registration, inadequate coach support, or other extenuating circumstances, the registration fee will be refunded, excluding the processing fee.
Late Guardian Policy:
Participants are expected to be picked up on time. Ongoing tardiness will not be tolerated. On the first occurrence parent/guardian will be verbally reminded of the tardiness policy. The second time, a verbal reminder and written email acknowledgement of the policy will be issued. Upon the third instance, the child may no longer be able to participate in programming.
Pick-Up and Release Policy:
Guardians are responsible for arranging/providing transportation for their child(ren) to and from practice. Program participants will be released only to those people listed as Parent/Guardians, Emergency Contacts, or Authorized Individuals. Coaches and other volunteers are not allowed to transport any child, outside of their immediate family, when acting in the role of volunteer for Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run WILL NOT release a child to private companies (e.g. Uber Lyft, Taxi Cabs, etc.) unless the driver’s name is listed as an Authorized Individual for that child. Children may be designated a "walker" if the child's walking distance is 1.5 miles or less. Children whose walking destination is more than 1.5 miles away must be released to a Guardian or Authorized Individual. You can add a new person to the Authorized Individual list by contacting Council Staff.
As a required part of registration, parents/guardians sign the Girls on the Run Program Waiver which includes signed consent to participate, release of liability, and photo release. Parents/guardians may submit a special request that photos of their child not be released as part of their Girls on the Run experience. Please submit special requests to Girls on the Run Executive Director, Christine.Benedict@girlsontherun.org
5K Running Buddy:
GOTR participants are encouraged (but not required) to have a Running Buddy at the culminating 5K event. A Running Buddy is an important support person for their GOTR girl at the event and can be a parent, relative, family friend, coach, who is at least 16 years old. While GOTR participants are automatically registered for the 5K as part of their program experience, Running Buddies will need to register in a separate transaction. More information will be shared throughout the season.