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Fall 2015 Program Registration Now Open

* For most teams, registration opens August 5th at 9:00am.

* See registration page for more details.

* Click here for online registration.

 

Registration Fee Increase  

Beginning with the Fall 2015 season, the program participant fee will increase to $125 per girl.  This marks the first time we have raised our fees since our pilot season in Fall 2012.  Over the past three years, we have seen major growth in the number of girls across Oahu we’ve served, from 10 our first season to 159 in Spring 2015.  In the near future, we aim to make the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program available to all girls in Hawaii.  With growth and expansion come an increase in costs to ensure we provide our girls and their families with quality programming and support.  

We appreciate your understanding with this change.  Research studies show that significant increases in girls’ physical activity, self-esteem, and body size satisfaction are proven outcomes of GOTR participation, and we firmly believe the value of participation in the GOTR program far outweighs the cost.  At GOTR Hawaii, we uphold our value that no girl will be denied access to GOTR for financial reasons.  GOTR Hawaii is sensitive to the continuing economic challenges that affect many in our council area, and realize that this fee increase may be a hardship for some.  Financial assistance is available for families seeking support  

As a non-profit organization, we’re committed to being good financial stewards on behalf of our girls and their families.  As we continue to grow, we strive to keep fees as low as possible, and continue to seek support from the Hawaii community to do so. To help provide financial assistance for girls in Hawaii, click on the DONATE button OR contact gotrhawaiiboard@gmail.com.  For more information about what’s included in our registration fee, please visit: www.girlsontherunhawaii.org/fees.

 

GOTR HI welcomes new Council Director 

Recently, the GOTR of Hawaii  Board has selected Annee Imle to join the staff as the new Council Director. Annee succeeds Jen Gardner, who has been Council Director since January 2014. Annee brings more than 12 years of management experience working with nonprofit social service organizations. Previously, she has served as Director of Navy Marine Corps Relief Society in Sigonella, Italy, as Program Director of Habitat for Humanity of Island County in Oak Harbor, WA and as VP of Development for Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville, FL. Annee received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. She had served as a Brownie Troop Leader for Girl Scouts, prior to her coaching for GOTR in Northeast Florida,

“I’m excited to work with such amazing volunteers to help Girls on the Run-Hawaii reach every girl who wants to participate,” says Annee Imle. Arriving in Hawaii in April, she and Christian, her US Navy pilot husband, will be calling Kailua home.

 

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Interested in sponsoring or partnering with GOTR HI at the overall program level, for a school/site, or for a 5K event?

The success of GOTR HI’s programming and 5K events relies solely on support from the community.  This is why GOTR HI is excited to offer multiple sponsorship and partnership opportunities.  For more information, contact Council Director Annee Imle at annee.imle@girlsontherun.org today.  Mahalo for giving back to your keiki!

 

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Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Girls on the Run is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada.