Parent Information

Adult and Girls celebrating at 5k


We know parents may have a lot of questions about how the program works and what their daughter will experience as an official Girl on the Run. This website has a great deal of information that describes the full scope of Girls on the Run experience, from Our Program, which describes our mission and vision, to 3rd-5th Grade Program or 6th-8th Grade Program , which has an overview of issues addressed during the lessons and the amazing benefits to each and every participant.

An amazing resource for parents is the Grown Up Guide. This guide is designed to deepen your awareness and knowledge of what the girls are experiencing in the program. A general overview of each of the 24 lessons is included as well as questions and conversation starters you can use to reinforce the learning goals of the curriculum.

Grown Up Guide – parent booklet



Scholarships applications for participation in Girls on the Run Vermont will be available at the time of registration for the program, and can be found here.

  • Scholarships are awarded as needed, but may be limited by resources available to the organization.
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted and approved prior to registration.
  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and receiving a scholarship does not guarantee a slot on the team roster.

Once your application has been received and approved, a scholarship discount code will be issued to you for use during the online registration process. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore the code is NOT a guarantee that a spot is automatically reserved for your daughter. You must still complete the online registration process.


Policies for Parents/Guardians and Participants 

Absentee Policy: Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole curriculum, girls who are absent for more than four (4) practices during one season may no longer be eligible to participate in Girls on the Run/ Heart & Sole. It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls’ program experience that they participate in both sessions each week. Therefore, part time (once a week) participation is not allowed without consent of GOTRVT Program Manager.

Late Guardian Policy: Guardians are expected to pick up their child from Girls on the Run/ Heart & Sole lessons at the close of the session, and ongoing tardiness will not be tolerated. If you are tardy in picking up your daughter, you will be verbally reminded of the policy. At the second time, a verbal reminder and written e-mail acknowledgement of the policy will be issued. Upon the third instance, you will be notified that your daughter may no longer be able to participate in Girls on the Run/ Heart & Sole sessions.

Permissions, Release, and Policies

Website Privacy Policy


5K Information 

Brattleboro – May 21st

Rutland – May 28th

Essex – June 4th

5k Event Etiquette


Check out our Online Resources for more information!

Please view our 2011 slides shows

National’s Video

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When word got out that there was a group of young girls running around the nation together, challenging themselves every week to grow stronger as athletes and as people, and approaching their goals with focus, passion and grace, there was no question: ASICS had to hop on their path and run right alongside them.

ASICS was founded on the humble idea that sports have the power to transform lives and bring communities together through the universal language of movement. Nearly sixty years later, the synergies between this fundamental company vision and the mission of Girls On the Run has inspired ASICS to become the exclusive National Footwear Sponsor for the organization. By offering footwear, hosting local chapter events and providing on-going financial contributions to the program, ASICS is thrilled support their lifetime journey toward a happier, healthier and more balanced life through running.

ASICS is a leading performance and fitness lifestyle brand, offering footwear, apparel and accessories built for an active and healthy lifestyle. Comprised of a passionate team of innovators, designers, athletes and adventurers, ASICS strives to create stylish and versatile products that inspire enjoyment in every possible active pursuit, from running and training, to yoga and adventure-seeking. ASICS products are available globally in select retail locations and online at

SmartWool is a National 5k Partner and the official sock of the Girls on the Run 5k Series. Based in Steamboat Springs, CO, SmartWool is an apparel brand whose products are inspired by living and playing in the mountains. SmartWool upholds strong values around high performance products, conscience business ethics and affecting a positive change in the world through volunteer service and their SmartWool Advocacy Fund. They believe that the future of the planet rests on healthy, active kids. That’s why their Advocacy Fund supports Girls on the Run and other organizations committed to getting kids outside through responsible recreational opportunities.

Cigna is proud to be the exclusive health care sponsor of Girls on the Run. The company’s mission is to help people improve their health, well-being and sense of security, and child wellness is a key part of that mission. Girls on the Run was named the first recipient of the Cigna Foundation’s World of Difference Grants, a program that awards funding to nonprofits that are committed to improving health equity in the area’s of children’s wellness, senior care and women’s health. The grant has enabled Girls on the Run to increase the number of participants in the program throughout the United States and potentially expand the program internationally. With support from Cigna, Girls on the Run will also distribute more than 200 scholarships to girls at schools across the country allowing them to participate in the program and the celebratory 5K runs.

A global health service company headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., Cigna has 35,000 employees worldwide, many of whom volunteer with Girls on the Run. To learn more about Cigna, including links to follow the company on Facebook and Twitter, visit

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority is the exclusive National Panhellenic Conference Girls on the Run National Sponsor. Our philanthropic focus, Building Strong Girls, gives girls the confidence to dream big. We inspire the female leaders of tomorrow. For nearly a century, Gamma Phi Beta has committed to improving the lives of young girls by not only building stronger girls but stronger communities through them. As a National Sponsor, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority provides support to Girls on the Run through financial contributions at the local and international level and hands-on local support from our extensive and passionate membership throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Sorority’s mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood. Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, the Sorority has chartered more than 180 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, and has more than 195,000 collegiate and alumnae members worldwide.

FOX Sports Supports is a program of FOX Sports dedicated to serving the nonprofit community. They understand that with great success comes great recognition and even greater responsibility. Giving back is not only important to the program but to its employees. In 2016 FOX Sports Supports will dedicate time, money and resources to Girls on the Run through a variety of support including PSA’s, in game graphics, event activations, talent involvement and more.

Thirty-One Gifts is one of the world’s largest direct-selling companies, committed to celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are, offering purses, wallets, totes, home organization solutions, jewelry and more. With a mission to help women by giving them the opportunity to own their own business, we are a company with a compassionate heart, comprised of a family of individuals who share a passion for building confident girls and women. Through our charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, we have a commitment to changing the alarming statistic that a girl’s self-esteem peaks at the age of 9. We are excited to support Girls on the Run and work together to change that statistic and build confident girls.