Girls on the Run

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Current Season Details

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

Registration for our spring 2024 program will open on Monday, February 12, 2024 to fill program spots on a first-come, first-served basis for all program locations.

2024 Spring Program Season begins the week of March 11!


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  • The registration period will be February 12-March 22
  • Our Spring 2024 season will begin the week of March 11
  • 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, May 18, 2024
  • Our spring 2024 program will feature a BRAND NEW Girls on the Run Curriculum called "Hello, Superstar!" We are excited to bring this brand new version to Northeast Wisconsin. It features all of the important social-emotional lessons of Girls on the Run, but with updated activities, exciting updates to the program journal and lesson content!
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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.


  • February 12, 2024

    Program registration for the Spring, 2024 Girls on the Run/Heart and Sole Program season opens!

  • Week of March 11th

    First week of spring season practice!

  • Celebration 5k Event

    Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at Jeweler's Mutual in Neenah

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 560 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
  • BRAND NEW, Research-based curriculum called "Hello! Superstar" and lesson materials 
  • Official "Hello! Superstar" 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 child isn't a big runner; is this program for them? OR My child is already a skilled runner. Is this program for them?

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, 11 2023. The culminating Celebration 5k event will be the 5K on Saturday, November 11, 2023. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your child's coaches once the season begins.

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

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your child will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a child who can, and consider joining us in a future season when they 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 $27,000 in program scholarships.  On average, over 37% of our participants receive partial or full financial assistance.  Click here to sponsor a participant this season.