Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders. Registration for Spring Season opens on February 6, 2023.

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

Spring 2023 Season Details

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

Registration for the spring season will open on February 6, 2023.


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  • Registration will open on February 6
  • Deadline to setup a spring team February 28
  • Spring season will begin the week of March 20
  • Our standard schedule is to practice twice a week for 10 weeks, but schedules may vary by site.
  • A celebratory-culminating 5K event will be held the weekend of June 3 & 4, 2023
    Teams in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties will run on June 3 at LEGOLAND, NY
    Teams in Rockland, Putnam & Westchester counties will run on June 4 at LEGOLAND, NY
  • All girls must have an adult Running Buddy at the GOTR 5K Celebration.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

Girls on the Run programming fees are structured on a sliding scale based upon household income. This sliding scale meets our families where they’re at and provides programming that is equitable and accessible to all. We will never turned a girl away due to her family’s inability to pay. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 


  • Nov 2022 - February 28, 2023

    Coach and Team Applications are open for the Spring 2023 Season

  • February 6

    Girl Registration Opens

  • Week of March 20th

    Spring 2023 Season Starts

  • April 29th

    Sneaker Soiree

  • Saturday, June 3, 2023

    GOTR 5K North: Teams located in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties

  • SUNDAY, June 4, 2023

    GOTR 5K South: Teams located in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties

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 hundreds of girls in the Hudson Valley each year. Registration is $175 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum, lesson materials and journal
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration

Please note, an additional $25 Running Buddy fee will be due midway through the season for each girls Running Buddy. Every girl must complete the 5K with an adult running buddy. More details will be provided throughout the season.

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price

Full-Price Registration 

Note, some sites may vary slightly due to additional facility usage fees.

Financial Aid Option 1 
(Annual Income is between $60,000 - $74,999) 
Financial Aid Option 2
(Annual Income is between $45,000 - $59,999) 
Financial Aid Option 3 
(Annual Income is between $30,000 - $44,999) 
Financial Aid Option 4
(Annual Income is between below $29,999) 
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 $250, 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 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in the week of March 20. No practices will be held during spring break.  

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 more than $40,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.