Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in third through eighth grade. 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 of Central Iowa serves Polk, Dallas, Madison, Warren, Story, Boone, Greene, Carroll, Clarke, Lucas, Hamilton, Webster, Marshall and Lee Counties and is an Affiliate Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 225 councils across the United States and Canada.
Online lottery registration for Des Moines area will open July 26 at 8 AM.
In an effort to make the program accessible to every child, program registration is NOT first-come, first-served. In the event that there are more children interested in participating at a particular site than available spots, we will use a lottery system. Participants will be randomly selected to fill the available openings.
Children who attend a host school will be given first preference to participate on the Girls on the Run team at that site. All registrations are subject to review by the program site.
Once you have completed the online registration, you will receive a confirmation email. This email does not guarantee a spot for your child; it confirms that your registration has been received. You will receive notification of your child's registration status on August 9th. Your payment method will be processed at this time if your child enters the program.
Please review additional FAQs regarding the lottery system.
Current Confirmed Fall 2019 Sites
Anderson Elementary T/TH 3:30-5:00 PM
Beaver Creek Elementary M/Tues 3:45-5:00 PM
Capitol View Elementary T/TH 3:00-4:15 PM
Carroll Recreation Center M/TH 4-5:15 PM
Carver Elementary M/TH 2:45-4:00 PM
Creston Elementary-M/W 3:40-4:55 PM
Cornell Elementary-M/W 3:45-5:00 PM
Eason Elementary T/F 3:45-5:00 PM
Edmunds Elementary M/TH 2:30-4:00 PM
Emerson Elementary School T/TH 3:30-4:45 PM
Fellows Elementary T/TH 3:30-5:00 PM
Findley Elementary M/W 3:30-4:45 PM
Fort Madison Family YMCA T/TH 3:45-5:00 PM
Franklin Elementary School T/Th 3:30-5:00 PM Sponsored by US Bank
Grimes Community Center M/F 3:45-5:00 PM
Hillside Elementary M/TH 4:30-5:45 PM
Hoyt Middle School T/TH 3:45-5:00 PM
Irving Elementary-T/TH 3:15-4:30 PM
Jackson Elementary M/W 3-4:15 PM
Jordan Creek Elementary T/F 4:00-5:15 PM
King Elementary T/TH 2:30-4:00 PM
Lakewood Elementary T/TH 3:15-4:30 PM
Lawson Elementary M/TH 3:45-5:00 PM
Lovejoy Elementary T/TH 3:00-4:15 PM
Maple Grove Elementary M/TH 3:45-5:00 PM
McKinley Elementary T/TH 2:45-4:00 PM
Moore Elementary T/Th 2:30-3:45 PM
Newton (east side) T/TH 3:30-5:00 PM at Emerson Hough
Newton (west side) W/F 3:30-5:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson
Park Ave Elementary T/TH 2:45-4:00 PM
Prairie Ridge Middle School-T/TH 4:00-5:15 PM
Rex Mathes Homeschool Program T/TH 2:30-3:45 PM
Rolling Green Elementary M/TH 4:00-5:15 PM Begins Aug. 22