Girls on the Run

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

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Spring 2024 Season Details

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

Stay tunes for Spring 2024 season registration! 


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Spring 2024 Season Overview & Information:

  • Registration for our Spring 2024 season will open on February 1, 2024. 
  • Registration Lottery runs on February 8, 2024.
  • What is the registration lottery?
  • Our Spring 2024 season will begin the week of March 18.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week, but schedules will vary by site.
  • A season-culminating Celebration 5K event will take place on 5/18/24.

*Teams are limited in size. All participants must have an adult Running Buddy at the GOTR 5k Celebration.*

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Financial Aid

Every girls deserves to cross the finish line! At Girls on the Run we want to ensure our program is accessible and inclusive of all girls. Girls on the Run will never turn away a girl from participating due to financial reasons. 

The financial assistance process is included in the online and paper registration to make it easy! There will be a section where you will be asked about financial assistance; then asked to select your income bracket to determine the discounted registration fee. Simply answer the financial assistance questions during registration, and the fee will adjust accordingly.  Documentation may be requested for financial assistance. Please use our sliding scale further down this page as a guideline.  Families are also able to set up payment plans as needed. 


  • August 15, 2023

    Deadline to start a team for the Fall 2023 Season

  • August 1

    Fall 2023 program registration opens

  • August 8

    Registration lottery runs

  • Late August / Early September

    Coach Training

  • Week of September 18th

    GOTR Season & Practices Start

  • November 18th

    Fall Celebration 5k - More Info Coming Soon!

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 hundreds of girls in the Capital Region area each year. Registration is $175 per girl and includes:

  • 16 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum, lesson materials and journal
  • Official GOTR T-shirt 
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal

Please note, an additional $30 Running Buddy fee will be due for each girls Running Buddy. Every girl must complete the 5K with an adult running buddy. More details will be provided throughout the season.

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Sliding Scale Price
Full-Price Registration  $175
Financial Aid Option 1 (Annual Income is between $60,000 - $74,999) $135
Financial Aid Option 2 (Annual Income is between $45,000 - $59,999) $100
Financial Aid Option 3 (Annual Income is between $30,000 - $44,999) $60
Financial Aid Option 4 (Annual Income is below $29,999)  $25
Additional options available as needed; reach out to staff to discuss. $0


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 $350, through generous donors we're able to offer the Girls on the Run programs for $175. 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 string bag and so much more!

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 Girls on the Run season begin?

Practices will begin the week of March 18th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, May 18th. 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.

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 $40,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.