Heart & Sole

Be in the know with this season’s details for 6th-8th graders and register today!

Girls on the Run helps girls 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 welcome all girls: cis-, trans-, as well as non- binary and gender non-conforming youth to participate in our program.


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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. 

Registration for our Fall 2022 season will open on August 1st!


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  • Registration for our spring 2023 season will open on February 6th
  • Spring 2023 season will begin the week of March 12th
  • Community-wide Girls on the Run 5K event will take place the weekend of May 20th/21st
  • Our spring 2023 season will wrap up the week of May 21st
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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. 

August 1 - October 7

  • August 1 - October 7
    The registration period
  • Week of September 25

    Fall 2022 season starts

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 participants in the Southeastern Michigan area each year. Registration is $185 per child and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions for GOTR and 10 two hour sessions for H&S conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials and handouts
  • Official GOTR or H&S T-shirt
  • Official GOTR or H&S water bottle
  • Cinch sack
  • Entry into the Girls on the Run 5K event
  • Commemorative 5K bib
  • 5K finishers medal
  • End of the season celebration


My child 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 (10 lessons for 2 hours each for Heart & Sole) for $185. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters, and more, a GOTR t-shirt, cinch sack, a commemorative bib for the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, a GOTR water bottle.

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 participate! 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 March. The culminating Girls on the Run 5K event will be the weekend of May 20th/21st. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do participants 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 child 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. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.