Fees, Scholarships & Policies


Educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering quality programming. It costs GOTR CV ~$260 per girl to provide this program. We ask the top fee of $140. We rely on amazing community sponsors and donors to help us make up the difference in cost per girl and fee of the program. Girls on the Run is open to all Chippewa Valley girls, regardless of her family’s ability to pay. The sliding fee scale below is based on annual family income. Online registration allows you to select and pay the rate that corresponds with your annual family income.

Program Fees

The top program fee is $140, which helps us fulfill our commitment to provide every girl with an outstanding experience. Scholarship assistance is available to qualifying families unable to pay the lowest fee on the sliding scale. We ask for your commitment to providing accurate information about your family’s financial status. Income verification may be requested. It is our policy to never turn away a girl based on financial need or other circumstances.

2018 Sliding Scale

Annual Family Income Fees for 10-week Program
Over $80,000 $140
$65,001 - $80,000 $110
$45,001 - $65,000 $85
$35,001 - $45,000 $50
$25,001 - $35,000 $35
$15,001 - $25,000 $30
$7,501 - $15,000 $20
Under $7,500 $15

Girls on the Run programs provide an excellent value for the required fee:

It costs Girls on the Run approximately $260 per girl for the twice-weekly, 10-week program. We ask as our top registration fee of $140, and cover the remainder with donations from great community sponsors. This covers the direct and indirect costs of one child’s participation. We serve a diverse population and aspire to provide programming that is affordable to all families through our sliding fee scale structure.

Programmatic Costs:

  • A 10 week character building program conducted by certified coaches. 20 lessons total!
  • Registered GOTR curriculum that teaches well defined social and personal skills
  • All program materials for hands-on lessons
  • GOTR water bottle
  • GOTR Program t-shirt
  • Discounted quality running shoes for each girl
  • GOTR 5K t-shirt & Event bag
  • Event registration for season-ending GOTR 5K
  • GOTR 5K completion certificate and medal

Operational Costs:

  • Liability Insurance
  • Council fee payable to Girls on the Run International
  • Staff salaries
  • Office rental
  • Program facility/registration fees
  • GOTR 5K event expenses
  • Online registration fees
  • GOTR coach training
  • Background checks for all coaches and volunteers
  • Other basic operational expenses

Payment / Cancellation / Withdrawal from the Program Policy

A $10.00 administration fee will be charged on all cancellations before the first practice, except in cases of medical emergencies with a doctor's note or documentation.  No refunds will be issued once the season has begun.

Attendance Policy

Parents/Guardians should be informed prior to registration that girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week and should not sign up for the program if there is a known conflict. Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the GOTR curriculum, girls who are absent for more than three (3) practices during one season will no longer be eligible to participate in GOTR and no refund will be issued. It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls program experience that they participate in both sessions held each week. Please know that a girl will not be allowed to join a team, even if there is an open spot on the roster, after the completion of the first two practices.

Positive Participation Policy

We expect that every girl will bring a positive attitude to the program, be willing to participate in the group activities, and put forth her best effort each day. As Girls on the Run and Girls on Track are group activities, it is critical that each girl is respectful of her coaches and the other girls on the team. Ongoing negativity and disruptive behavior that significantly compromises the efficacy of the group will not be tolerated, and Girls on the Run reserves the right to remove a girl from the program if we are unable to resolve the issue. On the same note, parents and guardians also agree to be respectful of the coaches and girls or their daughter may be removed from the program.

Respectful Behavior Policy

Girls are expected to behave in a way that permits the coaches to carry out the day’s scheduled activities. Girls who are continually disruptive in a way that prevents the rest of the group from experiencing the benefits of the program may be asked to leave for the rest of the season. A child who engages in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of other participants, administrators or coaches will be released from the program for the remainder of the season. Threatening behavior may include but is not limited to: physical injury, emotional mistreatment, abuse of prescription or illegal drugs, use of alcohol, carrying firearms or other dangerous items, using any item in a dangerous way, or any other activity determined by a coach or administrator to be threatening of another person’s health or well-being. Girls on the Run, its coaches, and administrators reserve the right to remove from participation any child who for any reason does not fit the mission and goals of the organization.