Girls on the Run

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Fall 2023 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming for the Fall 2023 Season. Program registration opens August 1st.


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  • The Fall 2023 lottery registration period will be August 1-14
  • Registration will re-open on August 15 on a first come, first served basis to fill the remaining spots. Registration closes September 22. 
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of September 18
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week after school for 10 weeks. Some Heart & Sole MS teams may have a longer practice 1x a week. 
  • The season-culminating 5K event will be held on Sunday, November 12
  • Teams will finish the season with the Community Impact Project the week of November 13
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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. Scholarship amounts are awarded on the honor system. 

August 1 - September 15

  • August 1 - September 15
    The registration period
  • September 18

    Fall 2023 GOTR 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 between 1,000 and 1,500 girls in the Maine each year. Registration is $160 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Safe place for after school for 90 minutes two days/week
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • 5K celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $160
Financial Aid Option 1 (household income is between $50,000-$65,000) $100
Financial Aid Option 2 (household income is between $35,000-$50,000) $75
Financial Aid Option 3
(Eligible for reduced lunch or annual household income is between $25,000-$35,000) 
Financial Aid Option 4
(Eligible for reduced lunch or annual household income is lower than $25,000) 


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 approximately $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $160. 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 an uplifting celebratory 5k experience.

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 season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 18th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, November 12th. 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 with a $160 donation.