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. 

Registration is open!


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  • The team registration period will be August 1st - September 10th. 
  • If a team has more than 15 participants signed up prior to September 10th, a lottery will be run to select the team. If there are less than 15 participants registered, the team will remain open for registration through September 10th. (With a max. of 15 participants)
  • Our Fall 2024 season will begin the week of September 3rd
  • Participant payments are due September 11th
  • GOTR will practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, and schedules will vary by site
  • Heart & Sole will practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, and schedules will vary by site
  • Most schedules will wrap by November 23rd with our council-wide 5k celebration!
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Fin-Aid - Shared

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

October 1 - January 20

  • October 1 - January 20

    Site/Coach registration period

  • January 17th

    Lottery Drawing for team selection. 
    Teams with over 15 participants registered will go into a lottery drawing to select the team.

  • January 1st - February 17th

    Participant registration period
    Teams with more than 15 registered by January 17th will be drawn by lottery. 
    Teams with less than 15 by January 17th will remain open until they reach 15 or February 17th, whichever comes first.

    A team must have at least 6 participants to continue the season.

  • January 20th

    Coach and Site Registration Ends

  • TBD

    Spring Season Kick-Off

  • February 6th

    Spring 2023 Season Starts

  • March 7-9th

    Mid Season Meetings
    7th - GOTR Office 
    8th - B52 Brewery
    9th - Brahman Winery

  • April 29th

    Celebratory 5k!

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 2,000 girls in the Greater Houston area each year. Registration fees can be paid with credit card at time of registration or by cash/check given to a team coach by September 11th. Registration is $195 per girl and includes:

  • 20 sessions conducted by certified volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and all lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price

Full-Price Registration
(Annual household income is over $80,000)  

Financial Assistance Option 1 
(Eligible if annual household income is between $60,001-$80,000) 
Financial Assistance Option 2 
(Eligible if annual household income is between $60,000 - $45,001) 
Financial Assistance Option 3 
(Eligible if annual household income is less than $45,000)
COVID-19 Information

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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 is $320, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $165. 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, and new running shoes if they are needed.

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 Fall 2023 will begin in September. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, November 18. 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 program scholarships for families in need. In fact, over 65% of our participants each season participate in the program due to the generosity or our donors and prtners. Click here to sponsor a participant this season or contribute in any way.