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!


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  • The participant registration period will be January - March.
  • Our season will begin as early as the week of February 26.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x/week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site.
  • Most schedules will wrap in early May. A season-culminating 5K event will take place in early May.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Assistance & Sliding Scale

Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization committed to serving girls across the Richmond region with high-quality programming, regardless of financial circumstances.

Financial assistance and payment plans are automatically offered in program registration -- there is no separate application required. The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family. Any financial information provided during program registration is kept confidential. 

Payment Options: (available to all participants, regardless of program fee)

  • 1-Payment: 100% of fee upon registration
  • 2-Payment Plan: 50% of fee upon registration and 50% at a later date



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 across the Richmond region each year. The Full Registration fee is $185 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials, including take-home journal/activity sheets
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • 5K Registration, medal, bib, and celebration
  • The gift of CONFIDENCE that is the best investment we can make in our collective futures!
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-price Registration $185
Financial Assistance based on income Discounted between $25 and $125
Additional options available as needed; reach out to staff to discuss



My child isn't a big runner; is this program for them? My child uses a mobility device, 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 $300, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week program on a sliding scale, with the maximum fee set to $185. 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, 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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in September/March. The culminating event will be the 5K in December/May. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do participants 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 child who can, and consider joining us in a future season when they can enjoy the entire program.

Do you welcome trans girls? What about nonbinary and gender fluid children?

We welcome children who identify as girls, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming.

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.