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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Watch for more details to come about our Spring 2024 Season

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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. Our program fee includes:

  • 16 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?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials such as markers, index cards, jump ropes, balls, cones, 1st aid kits, lap counters, etc... It also covers the GOTR curriculum, a journal, activity sheets, a GOTR t-shirt and water bottle, a cinch sack, healthy snacks, and entry fee for the Girls on the Run 5K event that includes a commemorative bib and finisher's medal, as well as an end of season celebration. The registration fee also helps to cover insurance costs, council and curriculum fees, as well as inclusive curriculum and program training (both online and in person) for our volunteer coaches led by certified Girls on the Run staff, CPR/1st aid training and season long support for our coaches.

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 if needed. 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 8-week season begin?

Practices will begin in March. The culminating Girls on the Run 5K event will be held in May. More information will be shared soon!

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. We also find that children who cannot attend both days do not always receive the intended outcome of the program, as the lessons in the curriculum used build off one another. We encourage families to consider joining us for a future season when their child can enjoy and benefit from 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.