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

Spring Season Details

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

Spring Program Registration will open on February 6, 2023.


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  • Our Spring 2023 season will begin the week of February 27th
  • Our standard GOTR and Heart & Sole schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks
  • Select H & S teams will meet once a week for 2 hours for 10 weeks
  • Our end of the season 5K Celebrations will be on Saturday, May 13th at Highland High School and Sunday, May 14th at Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso Campus
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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. View the sliding scale here.

Our History in Pictures!
GOTR NWI Fall 2022 Starting Line in Hammond


  • February 6

    Registration opens

  • February 16

    Lottery is run for all lottery sites

  • Week of February 27

    Fall Season Begins

  • March 13

    Registration closes for any remaining spots

    5K Registration Opens

  • May 13 and May 14

    GOTR 5K Events

    Saturday, May 13th at Highland High School

    Sunday, May 14th at Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso

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 1,600 girls in the Northwest Indiana area each year. Registration is $160 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-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 Fee Options Description
Full-Price Registration  $160

Automated Financial Assistance:

Adjusted Registraion Fee based on a sliding scale

Program fee is based on household size and household income. View our sliding scale here.
Other forms of Financial Assistance:
  • Payment Plan (2 payments)
  • Grant funded sites
  • Multiple sibling discount
  • Coach daughter discount
  • Other/Special Circumstances
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?

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 for our spring season will begin the week of February 27th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, May 13th at Highland High School or Sunday, May 14th at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins regarding the location and details of the 5K.

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 70% of our program participants with scholarships assistance. Click here to make a donation and sponsor a girl this season.