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 programming. 

Registration is open!  See below for more information.

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • We use a Lottery system to try to ensure equal access to our program to all who are interested in participating - Lottery registration is open until August 14.
  • The computer-generated, random lottery selection will occur on August 15 at 9am. After the lottery is complete on 8/15, registration will open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 19.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site.
  • Our season-ending 5K Fun Run will be on December 4 at the Navy Yard!
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Asistance

The financial assistance process is included in the online registration process. If your household income is less than $85,000/year, you are eligible for financial assistance. There will be a section where you will be asked about financial assistance; then asked to select your income bracket and household size to determine the discounted registration fee.  We also offer a 2-payment plan option.

July 1 - August 14

  • July 1 - August 14

    Lottery registration is open

  • August 15

    Lottery runs at 9am - If your child is selected for your desired team, your credit card will be charged and your child will be placed in REGISTERED status

  • August 15 - September 19

    Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Week of September 19

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • December 4

    End of season celebratory 5K Fun Run at the Navy Yard

Reg fees - SHARED

Registration Fees

Building confidence and setting young people 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 1,000 girls in the Philadelphia 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 and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal

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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, 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 full program registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does financial assistance 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 19. The culminating event will be the 5K on December 4. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your team'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 team for a season?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run Philadelphia relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to get in touch with us about sponsoring a team.