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 for our spring 2023 program will open in early 2023. Check back soon for more details!

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • The lottery registration period will be August 1-August 15, 2022 (registration will reopen to fill any remaining spots until September 23)
  • Our Fall 2021 season will begin the week of September 12
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • Our end of program Celebration 5k will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2022
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Fin-Aid - Shared

Financial Aid

Providing accessibility is one of our main organizational goals. We strive to make sure that every girl, participants who identify as a girl, and non-binary youth can participate in our programs.  Full or partial financial assistance is available for anyone at the time of registration.

August 1 - August 15

  • August 1 - August 15

    Program lottery period for the fall, 2022 season

  • August 8-August 12, 2022

    Camp GOTR: Fox Valley Area (Clovis Grove Elem., Menasha)

  • Celebration 5k presented by Bergstrom Automotive

    Saturday, November 12

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 over 550 participants in the Northeast Wisconsin area each year. Registration is $160 per participant and includes:

  • 20, 90-minute sessions conducted by trained, certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Research-based curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official program journal 
  • A healthy snack provided at each session
  • Official GOTR program t-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee 
  • 5K Medal
  • 5k finisher item
  • Running Shoes (if needed)
  • Sports bra (if needed)
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Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $160
2-payment plan option $80/payment period
Financial Assistance Available for ANYONE at the time of registration
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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 $400, through generous donors and sponsorships we're able to offer the 10 week, Girls on the Run & Heart & Sole program for $160. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials in the research-based curriculum, activity sheets and journal, a  program t-shirt, water bottle, healthy snack at every practice, shoes (if needed), sports bra (if needed), athletic hijab (if needed), registration for the Celebration 5k, finishers 5k medal, all 5k refreshments, and a 5k commemorative item (shirt or hat).

Who can participate in Girls on the Run?

Girls on the Run is open to girls in grades 3-5. As our gender policy states, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all participants and we warmly welcome those who identify as girls, and non-binary youth to participate in Girls on the Run programming. 

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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 12th, 2022. The culminating Celebration 5k event will be the 5K on Saturday, November 12. 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.  Our attendance policy states that participants can miss only up to 4 practices.  We ask that all families sign and acknowledge this policy before signing their child up to participate.

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.  On average, over 30% of our participants receive partial or full financial assistance.  Click here to sponsor a participant this season.