Registration Policy

Girls on the Run-NJ North Policy

A girl who meets or can meet requirements for being a Girl on the Run  shall not be denied acceptance based on race, religion, color,  national origin, citizenship, height, weight, or disability.

Any child engaged in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of  other participants, administers or coaches will be released from  participating in the program as a participant. Threatening behavior  may include but is not limited to:  physical injury, emotional
maltreatment, abuse of prescription or illegal drugs, use of alcohol,  carrying firearms or other dangerous items, using any item in a  dangerous way,  or any other activity determined by a coach or  administrator to be threatening of another’s health or well being.

Girls on the Run-NJ North, their coaches, and  administrators reserve the right to remove from participation any  child for any reason that does not fit the mission and goals of the organization.

Late Guardian/Absentee Policy

Parents or guardians are expected to pick up their child from Girls on the Run lessons within 5 minutes of the close of the session; ongoing tardiness will not be tolerated.  If a parent is tardy in picking up his/her daughter, the guardians will be verbally reminded of the policy.  If a parent is tardy for a second time, a verbal reminder and a written email acknowledgement of the policy will be made.  Upon the third instance, Girls on the Run-NJ North administration will contact the parent/guardians to discuss this policy, possibly resulting in participant termination.  Girls on the Run volunteers are not permitted to transport participants.

Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the Girls on the Run curriculum, girls who are absent (unexcused) for more than three (3) practices during one season will no longer be eligible to participate in Girls on the Run.  Sickness and/or vacation will not count towards an unexcused absence.  It is critically important to the efficacy of the girls program experience that they participate in both sessions each week and guardians will be informed prior to registration that girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week.

POSITIVE PARTICIPATION POLICY:

We expect that every girl will bring a positive attitude to the program, be willing to participate in the group activities, and put forth her best effort each day. As Girls on the Run and Girls on Track are group activities, it is critical that each girl is respectful of her coaches and the other girls on the team. Ongoing negativity and disruptive behavior that significantly compromises the efficacy of the group will not be tolerated, and Girls on the Run reserves the right to remove a girl from the program if we are unable to resolve the issue. On the same note, parents and guardians also agree to be respectful of the coaches and girls or their daughter may be removed from the program.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Girls on the Run will issue a full refund of the program fee less a $25 processing fee if a girl withdraws from the program up until start of season September 11, 2017. No refunds will be issued once program starts on September 11, 2017.

Parental concerns with any of these policies should be directed towards the Girls on the Run Council Director for further information.

Snow Policy

In case of inclement weather, we will be going by school districts.  If there is a closure or early dismissal, Girls on the Run will be cancelled for that day.  We will have the opportunity for make up sessions and parents will be contacted accordingly.

Girls on the Run Parent/Guardian

Assumption of Risk, Covenant not to Sue, and Release and Waiver of Liability for Program Transportation,

Release, and Pick-Up

This is a legally binding ASSUMPTION OF RISK, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY, AND RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FOR PROGRAM TRANSPORTATION, RELEASE, AND PICK-UP (“Agreement”) made by me in favor of each of the Girls on the Run councils conducting the Girls on the Run® (“GOTR”) program; and Girls on the Run International; and their owners, directors, affiliates, officers, contributors, sponsors, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, and assigns.

I am the parent or legal Guardian of the Participant, a minor. I agree that the Participant may participate in the GOTR program. I understand and acknowledge that the Participant’s participation in the GOTR program is voluntary.  In consideration for GOTR allowing the Participant to participate in the GOTR program, I hereby covenant and agree as follows:

I have read, understand, and agree with GOTR’s Pick-Up and Release Policy – Guardian Communication.  Specifically, I agree that I am responsible for arranging/providing for the Participant’s transportation to and from all GOTR lessons and events in accordance with the terms of GOTR’s Pick-Up and Release Policy – Guardian Communication.

On behalf of myself and my family, heirs, and personal representatives, I hereby accept and assume all risks (both foreseeable and unforeseeable and including, but not limited to, injury, damage to property, and death) arising out of or related to the release and pick-up of the Participant from GOTR lessons and events and the transportation of the Participant to and from GOTR lessons and events, including without limitation parking lot shuttles, and hereby assume all responsibility for all losses, costs, and/or damages related to such transportation even if caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence of GOTR or its employees or agents.   Additionally, on behalf of myself and my family, heirs, and personal representatives, I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue each of the Girls on the Run councils conducting the Girls on the Run® program; and Girls on the Run International; and their owners, directors, affiliates, officers, contributors, sponsors, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, and assigns to the fullest extent permitted by law from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to the release and pick-up of the Participant from GOTR lessons and events, including without limitation parking lot shuttles, and the transportation of the Participant to and from GOTR lessons and events even if caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence of GOTR or its employees or agents.

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina, which shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement. The terms of this Agreement shall be severable such that if a court of competent jurisdiction holds any term to be illegal or unenforceable, the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall still be enforceable to the extent permitted by applicable law.   By entering into this Agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements other than what is expressly set forth in this Agreement.  I am fully competent to read and understand this Agreement, have carefully and thoroughly read it, fully understand its contents, and sign it of my own free will.