Heart & Sole

Heart & Sole is our afterschool program for middle school girls who are proud to be exactly who they are! The curriculum combines physical activity with critical discussions and focuses on girls being able to discover who they are, learn strategies to help them navigate through life's experiences, and by completing the season-end 5K, they will celebrate their accomplishments! 

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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

Heart & Sole was intentionally designed to meet the unique needs of middle school girls. While the information and dates listed below follow the traditional 10-week schedule, keep in mind that our Heart & Sole program offers flexible scheduling to schools/sites to accommodate the middle school girl. If you are interested in hosting a Heart & Sole team at your school/site, please reach out to melissa.colby@girlsontherun to inquire about alternative models offered.


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  • Girl registration will open with Early Bird Pricing on January 15th.
  • Early Bird pricing runs through January 31st.
  • We offer financial assistance (eligibility determined immediately within the online registration process) AND a 2-Payment Plan is offered to all.
  • Stay in the GOTR loop for all the season announcements on our Facebook page: Girls on the Run-Flint Hills
  • Spring Season practices will begin the week of February 19th. The exact day for each teams' first day of practice will be communited to girls and families a few days prior to the season beginning. 
  • Each teams' typical practice schedule is two, 90-minute practice days each week for 10 weeks. Practice days will vary by site, however practice days are set and consistent. *Teams do not practice on days that school is not in session.
  • The season-culminating Celebratory 5K event will be held the first weekend in May, 2024 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.

August 2023

  • January 2024

    Coach Applications open January 2nd.

    Girl registration opens mid-January on a "first come, first served" basis with Early Bird Pricing and Financial Aid availabe. 

  • September 2023

    The week of September 11th Kicks off the Fall Season ofpractices! Teams will meet twice each week for 90 minutes until the Celebratory 5K event on December 3rd.

  • December 2023

    Our Celebratory 5K Event will be on Sunday, December 3rd! Our 5K event is open to all community members to register - more details to be announced as the Fall Season gets underway.

Reg fees - SHARED

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

Full-Price Registration  $150

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


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


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


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


Ma fille n’est pas une grande coureuse. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra? OU Ma fille est déjà une coureuse expérimentée. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra?

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 Spring 2024 Season begin?

Practices will begin in the week of February 19th with her team's practic days being the same days and times each week. The culminating event will be the 5K the first weekend in May 2024 in Manhattan. 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 Attendace 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 ends 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.