Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program that inspires girls in 3rd-5th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident! Throughout the season, girls will learn lessons and skills that include friendship building, community strengthening, and goal setting while completing running activites to prepare her to complete a 5K at the end of the season. Her path to empowerment begins at Girls on the Run! Girls will run, hop, roll, walk, push or skip – we celebrate all forms of movement and girls of all abilites belong on our team!

Registration for the Fall Season opens mid-August.

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

Season Details

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

Girl registration will open August 21st.

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  • Girl registration will open August 21st through September 8th. 
  • Fall Season practices will begin the week of September 11th. 
  • Our standard schedule is two, 90-minute practice days each week for 10 weeks. Practice days will vary by site. Teams will not practice on days that school is not in session.
  • Our season-culminating 5K event will be held December 3rd in Manhattan. 
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Financial Aid

We are committed to ensuring any girl who wishes to participate is able to regardless of ability to pay. Financial aid eligibility is included within the online registration process. Simply answer the eligibility questions within the online registration, and your eligibility will be determined immediately. If financial aid is awarded, the fee is adjusted accordingly.

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  • July 2023

    Site Applications (to host a team of girls) open on July 20th. 

  • August 2023

    Girl registration August 21st. Girl Registration is open on a "first come, first served" basis with Early Bird Pricing and Financial Aid availabe. 

  • September 2023

    Practices begin the week of Septemeber 11th. Teams will meet twice each week for 90 minutes until the Celebratory 5K event on December 3rd.

  • December 2023

    A season-culminating 5K event will be held Sunday, December 3rd in Manhattan.

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Registration Fees

Inspiring girls, teaching life skills, 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, training our volunteer coaches and delivering Girls on the Run programming to approximately 400+ girls throughout our 10-county area each year.

The actual cost of programming per girl is $270, however through the generosity of donors we are able to reduce the cost of the registration to $150 per girl. Registration includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute practices led by trained GOTR volunteer coaches
  • All curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each practice
  • Official GOTR program shirt
  • GOTR water bottle
  • Personal Girl Jounal for goal-setting, growth and reflection 
  • Her 5K registration fee for our Celebratory 5K event
  • Her 5K Finisher's Medal
  • 5K Celebratory fun
Registration Fee / Financial Assistance Guide

Registration Type

Price
Full-Price Registration  $150

Financial Aid eligible for annual household income between $39,999.01-$49,999 

$100

Financial Aid eligible for annual household income between $30,000.01-$39,999 

$75

Financial Aid eligible for annual household income between $25,000.01-$30,000

$50

Financial Aid eligible for annual household income between $0-$25,000

$25

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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! GOTR is so much more than running!  Every girl can benefit from the experience of building confidence through accomplishment while participating in our rich, curriculum-based, age-appropriate, interactive lessons and team-building. She can expect lots of games, talking, laughing and creative expression each day. 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 $150 registration fee include?

A total of 10 weeks of programming / 20 lessons that are led by GOTR-trained coaches
A personal "Girl Journal" 
A cinch sack/bag for her own GOTR items
All curriculum and lesson materials needed for the season
An official Girls on the Run season program shirt and water bottle
A healthy snack at each practice 
Registration and entry fee into our Celebratory 5K event
5K Finisher's medal

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

We NEVER want cost to be the reason she doesn't participate and are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to particpate! Thanks to the generosity of donors, grants, and community supporters, financial aid is available to any girl who needs it. Financial aid eligibility is included in the online registration process through a series of questions to determine eligibility. Families will know immediately if financial aid is awarded and the fee will be adjusted accordingly. (Eligibility is based on a sliding scale based on household size and income.) 

When does the Fall 2023 Season begin?

Practices will begin in the week of September 11th with her practices being the same days and times each week. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, December 3rd. More information regarding the 5K will be shared soon after the the season begins. 

Does my girl have to attend all 20 practices in the season?

Yes! Our Attendance Policy is that girls may miss no more than 4 practices because our GOTR lessons and activities build up from one day's lesson to the next. We also focus on individual goal-setting and team-building. AND, remember she is also training to conquer her 5K goals at the end of the season - attendance is imperative to prevent injury and to ensure she is trained!!

If your girl will be unable to follow our Attendance Policy, please do not take a slot and save room for a girl who can attend 100% of the time. We hope you will consider joining us in a future season when she can enjoy the entire season of GOTR.

Is there a way for me or my business to sponsor an individual girl, a team of girls, or a Camp GOTR session?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Please reach out to candice.mcintosh@girlsontherun.org to receive more information about sponsoring a girl or a team of girls this season.

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