Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders and register today!

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Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts

Current Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming. 

Registration will open soon!

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • The registration period will be July 22-August 30
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of August 22 or August 30, depending on the site
  • Our standard schedule is  practice 2x a week for 10 weeks
  • Most schedules will wrap by November 5. Teams may need to make up practices the week of November 7.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family. A pay-what-you-can option will be presented on the final checkout page of the registration form if the suggested fee is still too high. Approvals will be made within the registration and no additional paperwork is required.  Every girl will receive the same program inclusions regardless of how much her family contributed toward the program fee.

July 22-August 30

  • July 22-August 30
    The registration period
  • August 22

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • November 5

    Girls on the Run 5k

Reg fees - SHARED

Registration Fees

Building confidence and setting young girls down the path of a healthy lifestyle is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run program to approximately NUMBER girls in the COUNCIL AREA area each year. Registration is $180 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $175
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Eligible for reduced lunch)
$50

Financial Aid Option 2 
(Eligible for free lunch)

$15
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My girl isn't a big runner; is this program for her? OR My girl is already a skilled runner. Is this program for her?

Yes! We are much more than a running program, and every participant can benefit from the experience of building confidence through accomplishment while participating in our rich, curriculum-based, age-appropriate, interactive lessons. Expect lots of games, talking, laughing and processing in addition to running at each practice. And know that when we say run, we mean run, walk, skip, roll or push, just as long as you are moving foward!

What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per particpant is $220, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $1175. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, a GOTR water bottle and a healthy snack at every practice.

We can't afford the program registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?

Don't let cost stop you from participating! We'd love to have your daughter involved and we are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all girls. Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships and financial aid are available to any girl who needs it, and we can also provide running shoes  to girls in need. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family. A pay-what-you-can option will be presented on the final checkout page of the registration form. Approvals will be made within the registration and no additional paperwork is required.  Every girl will receive the same program inclusions regardless of how much her family contributed toward the program fee.

Financial aid and scholarships are provided in the following ways:

-financial aid based on eligibility free and reduced lunch
-payment plans (option to choose two or three)
-the option to select a final price that makes sense for your family’s financial situation

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in late August. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, November 5. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your girl will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a girl who can, and consider joining us in a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.

Is there a way for me to sponsor a participant for a season?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $20,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Donate here to sponsor a girl.

What does a typical practice look like?

Girls meet twice a week after school. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and each session focuses on a specific issue-related topic.

Typically the girls gather immediately after school and have a healthy snack while being introduced to the topic of the day - such as inner beauty, choosing friends, or communicating emotions. They will warm-up with a brief interactive game and discuss how the game relates to the day’s topic. Girls then run laps, often incorporating brief activities or tasks that relate back to the day’s issue. At the end of the practice, the girls come together to stretch, cool-down and celebrate their accomplishments through energy awards. Focus is not on running the fastest or with perfect form, but moving forward at your own "happy pace".

Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

What is your gender inclusion policy?

Girls on the Run is an inclusive program where the dignity of every participant is respected, and all youth are safe.If a child identifies as a girl, and the parent/guardian identifies the child as a girl, then the child is welcome to participate in Girls on the Run. Students who identify as non-binary, gender-fluid or gender-expansive and are interested in Girls on the Run are welcome!