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. 

Fall season registration will open August 24th!

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Overview
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  • Lottery registration period will be August 24 - August 31st
    (all interested participants should register during this window) 
  • Open registration for remaining spots will be August 31 - September 9
  • Our Fall 2022 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
  • The season-culminating GOTR 5K event will be November 20 at North Park
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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. 

August 24 - August 31

  • August 24 - August 31

    Lottery Registration Period

  • August 31 - September 9

    General Registration on a First-Come, First-Served Basis for remaining spots

  • Week of September 12 - November 20

    Fall Season

  • November 20

    Fall 5K at North Park - 10:00am

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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 1,500 girls in Western PA area each year. Registration is $175 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • End of season celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration ($55,000+) $175
Household Income $45,000 - $54,999 $160
Household Income $30,000 - $44,999 $100
Household Income $21,000 - $29,999 $40
Household Income Less Than $20,999 $10
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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 $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $180. 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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in March. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, MONTH DAY. 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 $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.