Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders and register today! The Fall 2024 Season registration will open on August 5th.

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Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts

Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming. 

The Fall 2024 Season will begin the week of September 16th and conclude with our end of season 5K on Sunday, November 24th.


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  • The registration period will be August 5th - September 29th.
  • Our Fall 2024 season will begin the week of September 16th.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • Most schedules will wrap at the end of November with a season-culminating 5K event on Sunday, November 24th.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the household income during registration, and the computer will adjust the fee accordingly. Our program fees are on a sliding scale and we encourage everyone to self-select the level they feel the most comfortable with. 


  • August 5 - September 29
    The registration period
  • Week of September 16th

    Fall 2024 Season Starts

  • Sunday, November 24

    Celebratory 5K Event

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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 1000 girls across all 8 wards of DC and Prince George's County each year. Registration is $250 per girl and includes:

  • 20 seventy-five to ninety-minute sessions 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 during the season
Registration Fee Guide - Sliding Scale
Registration Fee Based on Household Income Price
Greater than $250,000 $250
$200,000 - $249,999 $225
$100,000 - $199,999 $200
$60,000 - $99,999 $130
$30,000 - $59,999 $50
Less than $30,000  $10
Lottery Registration Process

Some sites implement a randomized team selection process refered to as a lottery.


When will I be notified if my girl made the team?

The coaching team of each site that has a lottery picks the date the randomized selection will take place. Please contact your site's coaches with specific questions. All team selections will take place at least once week before the first practice. 


How does the lottery payment process work? 

You will not be charged the regsitration fee unless your child is selected for the team or is otherwised switched from a lottery status to a registered status. 


What if my child isn't selected in the lottery? 

Your child will be automatically placed on the team's waiting list if not selected during the lottery. Girls on the Run - DC will work with you to try to find an alternate location or establish another team at the site if possible. You will not be charged the registration fee until your child is moved off the waitling list and is confirmed as registered. 


In the event that a program participant would like to cancel their registration for whatever reason, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the GOTR-DC office to withdraw from the program by the time of rosters locking. Notifying a coach is not sufficient.

Girls on the Run- DC will issue a full refund if a participant withdraws by Sunday, September 29th. No refund will be issued for any cancellations beyond this date. If a site is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or other reasons deemed appropriate by GOTR-DC, the full registration fee will be refunded.

Please note: If your participant does not attend practices but you do not contact our office to cancel, you will still be held responsible for paying any outstanding program fees.

Attendance Policy

Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the GOTR curriculum, we ask that you do not register your girl if she is unable to commit to attending all scheduled practices. While we understand unexpected absences may occur, please do not register if you anticipate that your girl will miss more than four practices.

COVID-19 Information

Information found here.


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 $320, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $250. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, journal, 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 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 September. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, November 24th. More information will be shared by the GOTR-DC staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Who is eligible for Girls on the Run?

Girls on the Run helps participants recognize their potential and rise above gender expectations that may limit their health, confidence and joy. We respect and value the individuality and dignity of all people and we welcome participants who identify as girl, nonbinary, and gendernonconforming, regardless of their sex assigned at birth.

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 DC relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $100,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.