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Girls on the Run of Nebraska is a nonprofit 501(c)3 positive youth development program. In addition to tuition and 5K fees, the organization relies on donations, grants, sponsorships, community contributions and fundraisers to operate.

The program's unique blend of exercise, education, mentoring and “Girl Power” fosters confidence and promotes healthy choices in pre-teen girls. We’re changing the world one step at a time by empowering young girls with friendship, fitness and 5K fun. 

Quality after-school programs are expensive to provide, and GOTR-Nebraska is proud to keep its costs and tuition well below the national average fee charged of $140 per girl. 

Some of GOTR-Nebraska's operational costs include:

Program Expenses

  • Liability insurance
  • National dues to parent organization, Girls on the Run International
  • Meeting supplies (coach bags, cones, clipboards, lap counters, e.g.)
  • Curriculum books and activity sheets
  • T-shirts
  • Drawstring backpack
  • Printing (brochures, posters, et al)

Coach-Related Expenses

  • Background check every two years
  • In-person coach-training clinics for new coaches (site and equipment rental; lunch)
  • Online learning academy
  • Attendance app
  • CPR/First Aid certification for one coach per site
  • T-shirts
  • Subsidized CPR/First Aid training
  • Coach appreciation gift
  • 5K entries

Administrative Expenses

  • Staff members (1.5 FTE): director, volunteer coordinator, assistant
  • Two regional coordinators (part-time, seasonal)
  • Office rent/utilities
  • Professional fees (tax preparation/legal services)
  • Board of Directors and Officers insurance

GOTR 5K Expenses

  • Venue rental
  • Police officers/security personnel to manage traffic safety and crowd control
  • EMS standby
  • Parking services/attendants and lots
  • Rental of portable toilets, sound system, generators, two-way radios, barricades, cones, tables, tents
  • DJ/entertainment
  • Staging equipment (finish line, bibs, flags, signage, finish line refreshments)
  • Insurance
  • 5K-branded merchandise
  • Medals
  • Printing