First Day Information - Fall Details

**Please note this information is being updated on a daily basis. Check back in the days leading up to the season for final details.

The first day of GOTR will be on during the week of August 28th. There will be no meetings on days when school is not in session (i.e. school holidays, parent conferences, etc.), early release or when school is canceled due to inclement weather.

Meeting locations are listed below.

Fall 2017

  • Adams Elementary, Boise – (T/TH 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet outside behind the school on the basketball courts.
  • Advocates Against Family Violence, Caldwell – (M/W 5:00-6:15pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet at their community center, 1508 Hope Lane Caldwell, in the conference room.
  • Amity Elementary, Boise (T/TH 4:00-5:15pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the gym on the first day.
  • Barbara Morgan STEM Academy, Meridian (T/TH 4:00-5:15pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in Mrs. Burris' room.
  • Chaparral Elementary, Meridian (M/W 4:10-5:25pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet in the gym on the first day.
  • Chief Joseph Elementary, Meridian (T/TH 4:15-5:30pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet behind the school near the center of the track.
  • Crimson Point Elementary, Kuna (M/TH 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet in the front of the school and then the group will move to the side or out back. Coaches will walk the girls to the front of the school for pick up.
  • Desert Sage Elementary, West Boise – (T/TH 4:10-5:25pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet a the end of the kindergarten and second grade hall, near recess bathrooms. Parent pickup will be near the portables (same spot as last season).
  • East Canyon Elementary, Nampa (T/TH 2:45-4:00pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the cafeteria.
  • Hawthorne Elementary, Boise (T/TH 4-5:15pm) - DATE CHANGE! First day is Thursday, August 31st. Girls will meet at the covered picnic table area at the back of the school.
  • Hidden Springs Elementary, Boise (T/TH 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is August 29th. Girls will meet in front of the gym.
  • Hillsdale Elementary, Meridian (M/W 4:10-5:25pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet at the front of the school.
  • Iowa Elementary, Nampa (T/TH 4:00-5:15pm) - First Day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in Room 201.
  • Lake Hazel Elementary, Meridian (T/TH 4:15-5:30pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the mini gym (behind the cafeteria) on the first day.
  • Lincoln Elementary, Caldwell (T/TH 3:45-5pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in Mrs. Free's classroom.
  • Longfellow Elementary, Boise (T/TH 3:30-4:45pm)- First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet at the picnic table, under the tree, on the field.
  • Maple Grove Elementary, Boise (M/W 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet in Mrs. Ilg's Room #16.
  • Owyhee Elementary, Nampa (T/TH 4:00-5:15pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in Ms. Wheeler's 4th grade classroom, room 125
  • Pepper Ridge Elementary, Meridian (T/TH 4:15-5:30pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the gym on the first day then head outside.
  • Pierce Park Elementary, Boise (M/W 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is Wednesday, August 30th. Girls will meet in the gym.
  • Sage International School (T/TH 3:45-5:00pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. The girls will meet in the hallway in front of Mrs. Sorenson's classroom. (End of the building by Smoky Mountain Pizza)
  • Shadow Hills Elementary, Boise (T/TH (4:00-5:15pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the cafeteria.
  • Siena Elementary, Meridian (T/TH 4:10-5:25pm) – First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the gym.
  • South Jr. High, Boise (T/TH 2:45-4:00pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the cafeteria on the first day and then outside after that.
  • Spalding STEM Academy, Meridian (M/W 4:10-5:25pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet in the SE corner in front of the school, under the Pavilion.
  • Summerwind Elementary, Boise (M/TH 4:15-5:30pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet on the basketball court.
  • White Pine Elementary, Boise (M/W 3:30-4:45pm) - First day is Monday, August 28th. Girls will meet meet under the big tree next to the bike racks.
  • Willow Creek Elementary, Meridian (T/TH 4:15-5:30pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet on the secondary playground.
  • Wilson Elementary, Caldwell (T/TH 3:45-5:00pm) - First day is Tuesday, August 29th. Girls will meet in the gym.


Your daughter will want to wear comfortable clothes, running/walking shoes, and socks. Throughout the season we will meet outside as much as possible, so please have your daughter/guardian dress appropriately, according to the current weather patterns. This is Idaho so we never know what to expect, especially THIS year and during the change in seasons. If the weather is blustery or hot during GOTR, the group will still meet, just at an inside location on site.

Please have your daughter/guardian wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle to GOTR each day. We want each girl to stay safe from the sun and be hydrated.

PICK UP

After each meeting, the coaches will be available to answer any of your questions. We ask that you please arrive within 10 minutes after each GOTR practice. If you are unable to arrive by the designated time, please make arrangements for another person to pick up your daughter. Our coaches are required to stay at each site until the last girl has been picked up or has walked home. Our coaches are volunteers and have other commitments outside of GOTR. If a parent is late, it might make our volunteers late or even miss their other commitments.

ATTENDANCE/ABSENTEE POLICY

It is very important for girls to attend both sessions each week because the lessons build up from one to the next and because group relationships build over time. A girl who is absent more than 4 times may be removed from the program for the rest of the season.

DURING THE SEASON

There are three parts to every day: “Getting on Board” – to introduce the topic of the day; “The Warm-Up” – to slowly get the girls’ muscles warmed up; and “The Workout” – which is the more active part of the day. After each section there is time for discussion. Everyone’s ideas and comments are important and can be shared openly with the group. Everyday will end with spirit awards and cheers.

If at any time during the season you have any questions, concerns or stories, please send us an e-mail or call the Girls on the Run office at 208-388-4687, email Melissa.