Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders by registering your girl!

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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 the Spring 2024 season is NOW OPEN!


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  • Registration dates are site-specific but will officially open January 15th, 2024.
  • Our Spring 2024 season will begin the week of February 12th.
  • Participant registration will close in Mid-March, four weeks after the start of the season (please be mindful of this as you make your registration plans). 
  • GOTR teams will practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • Heart & Sole teams will practice 1x per week for 10 weeks
  • Our season-culminating 5K event will take place on May 4th at Gulley Park in Fayetteville! 
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Don't See Your School?

Help recruit coaches and start a team at your school (or community site)! Fill out a site application today! 

*Site Application closes in early February*


  • January 15th

    Girl Registration opens!

  • Week of February 12th

    Spring 2024 season starts!

  • May 4th

    The Spring 2024 Celebratory 5K takes place at Gulley Park in Fayetteville!

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 400+ local girls in Northwest Arkansas each year. Registration has been increased to $165 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute GOTR sessions conducted by trained GOTR volunteer coaches
  • 10 two hour Heart & Sole sessions conducted by trained H&S volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt 
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $165
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Eligible for reduced lunch or annual household income is between $25,000-$50,000) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Eligible for reduced lunch or annual household income is lower than $25,000) 
Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online registration process. The program fee helps to underwrite the cost of program supplies, curriculum, liability insurance, program shirts, health and safety supplies, end of season 5K participation, 5k finisher medals and coach training.

At Girls on the Run, we want to ensure our program is accessible and inclusive of all girls. Partial and full assistance is based on household income and need. We ask that a minimum of $10 be paid for participation - however, without question, because of our wonderful sponsors and donors no girl will be turned away!


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 $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $165. 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, water 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 September. The culminating event will be the 5K on November 19th. 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.