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

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Current Season Details

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

Registration will open on July 22nd, 2024 and all teams will be in lottery mode.


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  • The registration period will be July 22nd- September 18th, or when a team has filled, whichever comes first.
  • Our Fall 2024 season will begin the week of August 26th in Greater Charlottesville and Greater Roanoke. The Greater Lynchburg area will start the week of Septmeber 2nd.  See individual sites for specific details.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site.
  • Our different regions will wrap up towards mid-to-late November. A season-culminating 5K event is scheduled for each region. Please visit our 5K Tab to learn more.
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Registration Process and Lottery

Registration Process and Lottery

In an effort to make our program more equitable and accessible to families, all GOTR CVABR teams will start their registration process in lottery mode. Teams will spend at least a week in lottery mode, before the lottery will be run and a team will be selected.

If a team has more registrations than the maximum number of spots available, the lottery will select the team at random and the reaminder of participants will be put on a waiting list.

If a team has less registrations than the maximum number of spots on the team, the lottery will award everyone in the lottery a spot on the team and then the registration will shift to first come first serve for the remaining spots.

The date that a lottery will be run for teams varies based on the school calendar and the start of the GOTR season in your area. The lottery date for your school/ site is visible on our Our Locations tab and in the online program registration

All families will be contacted once the lottery has been run to inform them of their registration status and next steps. 


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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 1,200 girls in Central Virginia each year. Registration is calculated using our sliding scale based on household income. Each registration includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration
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. 

Registration Fee Guide

The full cost of the program is $215 per participant. However, in an effort to make the program as accessible and affordable as possible, we offer financial assistance thorug a sliding scale of family income. See our sliding scale below.

Household Income: Price
Less than $10,000 $25
$10,001-$25,000 $50
$25,001-$50,000 $80
$50,001-$75,000 $115
$75,001-$105,000 $150
Greater than $105,000 $185

Ma fille n’est pas une grande coureuse. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra? OU Ma fille est déjà une coureuse expérimentée. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra?

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 $185, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program using a sliding scale based on household income. 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 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 February. The culminating event will be the 5K on your region's date (April 21, 27 and May 4). 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 $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.