FAQs

How is Girls on the Run different from other recreational programs?

Girls on the Run is much more than a running program. Our program follows a set curriculum that has been tested and proven to “statistically improve girls’ self-esteem and body image”. The curriculum involves games and games pieces that reinforce the key concepts in each day’s lesson so that girls are exposed to and encouraged to actively participate in making the connection between what the lessons are teaching and “real” life situations. Upon completion of the program girls not only have increased physical fitness, they are more confident and have a set of “tools” to deal with peer pressure and other issues of adolescence.

The name “Girls on the Run” can be deceiving. Girls on the Run is about trying your best, whether you are walking, jogging or running. Our program is completely non-competitive and designed for girls of ALL fitness levels. Girls are encouraged to continue moving through the games that reinforce the topic being discussed for the day. We provide an encouraging atmosphere where girls can feel comfortable just being themselves and going “their” speed.

How old does my daughter have to be to participate?

Girls on the Run participants need to be at least 8 years old and in 3rd-5th grades. Girls on Track participants are in 6th-8th grades. At this time Girls on Track is not offered in the Treasure Valley.

How much does it cost?

Girls on the Run Idaho has a sliding fee scale based on household income.

Household Income less that $20,000 = $45.00
Household Income between $20,000 & $50,000 = $75.00
Household Income over $50,000 = $115.00

Registration for each site opens a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the season. Each site is limited to 16-20 participants. Completion of the online registration form with payment secures a spot in the program and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can register until the site is full or through the second week of the program, whichever comes first.

Payment Plans

We gladly accept payment plans for the Girls on the Run Treasure Valley registration fee. Your first payment of 50% of your registration fee must be submitted when you register online and secures a spot in the program. The remaining payment is automatically deducted from your credit card during the 8th week of the season.

Scholarships

It is the policy of Girls on the Run to offer our program to all girls who desire to participate in the program. We also realize that not all families can afford to pay the full registration fee and so we have developed a needs-based scholarship program with a minimal registration fee to assist those families. Scholarships are granted on a first come, first serve basis and may be limited by the resources available at the time of the application. We ask that a minimum registration fee of $20 (twenty dollars) be paid by the family before the first session. All those requesting scholarships must complete the scholarship portion of the online registration.

If you are unable to register online, contact the office at (208) 388-4687 or email us for other registration options.

Refunds

If a girl decides she does not want to participate after she has already registered, Girls on the Run will gladly refund 50% of the registration fee if requested in writing prior to the 4th lesson of each season. No refunds will be issued after the 4th lesson unless a site is canceled.