Register for Girls on the Run

Elementary School Registration

Girls on the Run will begin the week of March 6, 2017 and will run through May 31, 2017. The 5K celebration is May 25, 2017. 

Registration opened November 1 and closed November 16, 2016. LATE REGISTRATION is available on a first-come first served basis on teams with space remaining. Please call the GOTR office to inquire. 269-532-1220

COACHES join the team first! Girls on the Run requires two trained volunteer coaches per team at each practice in order to create the desired program experience. Coaches must be secured, have completed the coaching application, and be committed to the 10 week season before a team is open and available for registration sign up at each school/site location. If you would like to learn more about coaching opportunities, click below or email

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Registration Details:

  • This is a 10 week program which meets twice a week for 90 minutes. 
  • Space is limited to 15 girls per team.
  • Registration opened online November 1, 2016 and closed November 16, 2016. LATE REGISTRATION will be available for teams with space remaining.
  • Registration will take approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • If you need the online registration form to be interpreted from English to Spanish, please call the GOTR office at 269.532.1220.

*Please note, in an effort to make the program accessible to every girl, registration (prior to December 22) is NOT first-come, first-served. In the event that there are more girls interested in participating at a particular site than there are available spots, a "lottery" system will be used. Participants will be randomly selected to fill the available team openings.

Girl Placement Day

Families will be notified of their registration status by email on, or shortly after, December 2, 2016. Families credit/debit cards will be charged for the agreed program fee on December 2, 2016 if their girl enters the program.

LATE REGISTRATION: Families who register for teams during late registration (December 7-14) will be notified of their registration status by email on, or shortly after, December 16, 2016. Families debit/credit cards will be charged for the agreed program fee on December 16, 2016 if their girl enters the program. If you register your girl December 22 through January 10 on a team that has still has space remaining, your girl's placement and your payment will be processed as soon as the registration is received.

Please contact Laura at 269.532.1220 or for registration and financial assistance questions. 

What does it cost to participate?

The cost of the program is $165 per girl for the twice per week, 10 week program. The cost  is reflective of the quality of the program and what your girl will receive. The program fee includes:

  • 20 lessons conducted by two certified Girls on the Run coaches (30 hrs of instruction)
  • a new pair of quality running shoes (fit by Gazelle Sports.)
  • two official Girls on the Run T-shirts
  • a healthy snack at each practice
  • a water bottle
  • Participation/registration & entry in the Girls on the Run 5K
  • a 5K finisher's medallion

The fee also covers council costs such as: liability insurance, background checks for all coaches and volunteers, website and online registration fees, 5k expenses and our GOTRI renewal membership fee which allows us to operate as a council. It is due to the generosity of grantors, donors & sponsors that GKGOTR is able to offer the program for $165 per girl.

*Program fees are non-refundable after February 20, 2017. A verbal or written request for a refund must be received by the Girls on the Run office on or before Feb. 20. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Financial Assistance

Participants of Girls on the Run and their families who cannot afford to pay the full $165 registration, may opt for financial assistance (based on household income) and will pay from $5 to $164.  No girl is ever turned away from the program for financial reasons. Girls participate equally in the program regardless of their financial aid. Girls do need to complete the entire program in order to receive all of the benefits- including the shoes.

The financial sustainability of our program depends on our program fee.  The following scale is provided ONLY for families in need of financial assistance.  Local fund raising efforts and donations help to bridge the gap. Families that have the ability to and are interested in supporting the program beyond the $165 may choose to sponsor additional girls as well.

Reading the Scale:  Find the correct number for your household in the “# of Family Members in Household” and then look for your "Annual Income" to find the suggested program fee. Example: A household of 5 family members with an annual income of $40,000 would choose a registration fee of $75.

Sliding Scale


To see a list of our frequently asked questions, click here.