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! 

Registration will open on Monday, August 21st!

Our Spring Season will begin the week of September 11th.

Sign up for a standard fee until September 7TH (9/7/2023).  Late registrations will be accepted until 9/24 with a $10 late fee.


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  • The standard registration period will be Aug 21-Sep 7
    • Participants can register 9/8-9/24 with a $10 late fee
    • No registrations will be accepted after September 24th

  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of September 11th

  • Our elementary school schedule is to practice 2x a week for 8 weeks, but schedules will vary by site

  • Our middle school schedule is to practice 1x a week for 8 weeks, but schedules will vary by site

  • A season-culminating Sunset Glowstick 5K event will take place on November 18th at Shoaff Park
    • Girls on the Run village will begin at 2:00 pm- come early for dancing, face paining, hair decorating, bib blinging, inspiration station and MORE!
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly.  Thanks to support from local grants and sponsorships, we are able to provide full scholarships to girls who want to attend but cannot afford the program.  To request a full program scholarship, email:


  • August 21 - September 7
    The registration period
  • September 8- September 24 Late Registration ($10 fee)

    No registrations will be accepted after 9/24


  • Week of September 11th

    Fall 2023 Season Starts (schedule varies by site)

  • November 17th*

    Super fun 5K - Location TBD

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 approximately 350 girls in the Northeast Indiana area each year. Registration is $130 per girl and includes:

  • 16 seventy five-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Pre 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $130
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Household Income less than $30,000) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Household income $30,000-39,999) 
Financial Aid Option 3
(Household income $40,000-49,999) 
Financial Aid Option 4
(Household income $50,000-59,999) 
COVID-19 Information

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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?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, GOTR water bottle, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a 5K t-shirt, and a finisher's medal.

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 you still cannot afford the program, email

When does the 8-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of August 28th. The culminating event will be a costume 5K on Sunday, October 30th.  We encourage everyone to come in costume! 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  program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.