Girls on the Run

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

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Current Season Details

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

Registration is now open for Fall 2023  

(Lottery will be drawn on August 28th for sites using the lottery system).

Emails will be sent to girls that are chosen by the computer for the registration lottery

Season starts September 5th, 2023

More site locations will be added as they are approved.


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  • The registration period will be open until August 27th
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin September 5th
  • Twice-weekly practice days and times will vary by team location
  • The season ending 5K will be held at the Fredericksburg Nationals Baseball Stadium
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly.  

There will be an option for a payment plan at checkout whether or not you requested financial assistance.

*If the scholarship and the payment plans still make this unaffordable for your family, please reach out to directly.  

We want to make this program available to EVERY girl.


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Registration Fees

The scholarship approval process is included in the online process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. Payment plans are also available on the checkout page.  

If this is still unaffordable for you family, please reach out to Kathy Butler (

COVID-19 Information

Our programs are held primarily at public school locations.  

We will follow all the safety rules of the school and county where the program is being held. 

For our season ending celebratory 5K, we will follow the safety plan for the county in which the event in being held.

For additional information and guidance from the CDC to keep your family safe please go here.


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 approximately $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the program for $150. 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 are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to particpate! Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any family who needs it, and we can also provide appropriate running shoes and attire if necessary. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family based on a sliding scale. If that is still unaffordable for your family. Reach out to directly for additional support. 

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 5. The culminating event will be the 5K on November 12. The days/times varies by team location. Coaches will reach out to the teams at the start of the season for further details.

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. For as little as $13/month you can sponsor a girl this season.  Click here to learn more.