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

Registration is open through August 29.

Sign up today to secure your girl's spot on one of our teams!

Team sizes are limited based on the number of volunteer coaches.

Overview-Shared

Overview
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  • The registration period will be August 1-August 29.
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 6.
  • Teams practice 2x a week for 10 weeks. Days & meeting times will vary by site.
  • Most teams will wrap by November 18. 
  • The fall 5k will be Sunday, November 6.
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COVID-19-Shared

COVID-19 Information

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August 1 - August 28

  • August 1 - August 28
    The registration period
  • August 29 - August 30

    Late registration - $25 late fee applies.

  • September 6

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • November 6

    Fall 5k

  • November 14 - November 17

    Final week of practice.

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 southwest Missouri area each year. Registration is $150 per girl and includes:

  • 20 lessons (75-90 minutes) conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • A healthy snack at each lesson
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $150
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Eligible for reduced lunch)
$35
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Eligible for free lunch)
$15
Scholarships and Payment Plans

Need-based scholarships are available to girls who do not qualify for lunch benefits but are unable to pay the standard fee. Scholarships are awarded based on income and household size. To apply for a need-based scholarship, please click HERE.  

Payment plans are also available in the online registration checkout process and allow families to split the registration fee into two or three payments.

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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 exceeds $300, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $150. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, a journal for each girl, activity sheets, lap counters, a GOTR t-shirt, a GOTR water bottle, 5K registration fee, a finisher's medal, 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 for the fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 6. The 5k event will be the Bass Pro Fitness Series 5K on Sunday, November 6. 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 an average of $23,000 in program scholarships each year for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.