Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders and register today!

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Spring 2023 Season Details

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

Registration for Spring 2023 will open January 10, 2023 at 6:00am!

Teams are first come first serve. 

Overview-GOTR

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  • Girls on the Run (3rd-5th grades) is only offered in the spring.
  • Spring 2023 registration will be January 10 (at 6:00am) - Jan 30.
  • Registration is first come first serve.  
  • Our Spring 2023 season will begin the week of February 6.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks--schedules vary by site.
  • Our community based, season-culminating 5K event will be April 22.
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COVID-19 GOTR

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August 2022

  • August 2022

    Fall H&S Registration Period

  • September 2022

    Fall H&S Program Starts

  • December 2022

    Fall H&S Season Celebratory 5K

  • January 2023

    Spring GOTR Registration Period

  • February 2023

    Spring GOTR Season Starts

  • April 2023

    Spring GOTR Season Celebratory 5K

Reg fees - GOTR

Registration Fees

Building confidence and 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 400 3rd-8th graders in the Alachua County area each year. Our participant registration is $175 and includes:

  • 20 seventy-five-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • A weekly "Grown Up Guide" for families
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. If you decline to state, the computer will automatically assign the maximum fee for our program. 

*Girls on the Run of Alachua County reserves the right to request proof of household income.

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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 over $200, 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 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?

Fall practices will begin in September with the celebratory 5K in December. Spring practices begin in February with the celebratory 5K in April. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

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 $20,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.