Policy Information

Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Safety 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, sexual orientation, height, weight, or disability.

Any child engaged in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of other participants, administrators 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 of Puget Sound, 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 10 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 of Puget Sound 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. Guardians will be informed prior to registration that girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week.

Girls on the Run participants have until the 4th practice to withdraw from the program and receive a full refund of their registration fee.  If a girl chooses to stop participating in Girls on the Run after the fourth practice, no refund will be given.

Parental concerns with any of these policies should be directed to Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Executive Director for further information.