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. 

2024 Fall Registration will open Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 10AM


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  • Registration will open the first Saturday of February at 10am
  • Our Fall 2024 season will begin between mid-September (county & site dependent)
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 16-20 practices, but schedules will vary by site
  • A season-culminating 5K event will be scheduled for each district/county.
  • Locations Grid will be updated throughout the summer
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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 scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

Annual household income tiers:

     over $75,000 - $175*

     between $50,000 to $74,999.99 - $100

     between $25,000 to $49,999.99 - $75

     under $24,999 - $25

We offer payment plan options for online registration. You can choose from two or three installments. The first payment will be processed at the time of registration.

Payment Plans:
- 2-Payment Plan | 50% upon registration and 50% later date
- 3-Payment Plan | 35% upon registration, with subsequent payments of 35% and then final 30% 

If you need additional accomodations please contact us!

*The full registration fee may vary depending on your site's school district.


  • August

    The registration period (county dependent)

  • September

    The season begins between the weeks of  September 9 -23. Welcome letters will be emailed ahead of your child's first pratice.

  • Mid October

    Program shirts, water bottles and purchased merchandise delievered to teams

  • Late November/Early December

    5K Celebrations!

    Allegany Co - Thurs. November 28 (tentative)

    Garrett Co. - TBD

    Frederick Co. - Candy Cane Dash 5K/1K (Sat. Dec. 7)

    Washington Co. - Gingerbread Dash 5K/1K (Sun. Dec. 8)

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 1,000 girls in the Mid and Western Maryland area each year. Registration includes:

  • 16-20, 75-90 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
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration
(may vary depending on school district.)
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Annual household income is between $50,000 to $74,999.99) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Annual household income is between $25,000 to $49,999.99) 
Financial Aid Option 3
(Annual household income is under $24,999) 



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 $175. 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 spring/fall season begin?

Spring: Typically begins Mid-March

Fall: Typically begins late August/early September.

Please note exact team starts will be dependent on the county.

More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do girls need to attend all practice days 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. Email us at to sponsor a participant this season or learn more!