Girls on the Run

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

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Current Season Details

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

Registration for the season is now open at some sites!


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  • Our Fall 2023 registration period has 3 Options (Please check you site's information for the registration open date):
    • June 17th - First Come, First Serve
    • August 10th - First Come, First Serve
    • August 28th - General Lottery
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of September 17th.
  • Practice is 2x a week for 10 weeks, schedules vary by site.
  • The season will conclude with a Celebatory 5K event scheduled for November 18th.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

Girls on the Run programming fees are structured on a sliding scale based upon self reported household income. This sliding scale meets our families where they’re at and provides programming that is equitable and accessible to all. We will never turned a girl away due to her family’s inability to pay, because we truly believe that every girl can be empowered to do amazing things through our program.


  • Registration Opens

    June 17th - First Come, First Serve

    August 10th - First Come, First Serve

    August 28th - General Lottery

  • Week of September 17

    Fall 2023 Season Starts

  • October 1

    Last day to register for a team with spots available or withdraw from a team with full refund

  • November 18

    Celebratory 5K

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 over 1,000 girls in the Greater Boston area each year. The typical registration is $225 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR program T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee and T-shirt 
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration

Please note, an additional $35 registration fee will be due midway through the season for each participant's Running Buddy.

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price

Full-Price Registration

(Annual household income is over $100,000)

Note, some non-school affiliated sites may vary slightly. 

Financial Aid Option 1 
(Annual household income is between $75,000-$99,999) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Annual household income is between $60,000-$74,999) 
Financial Aid Option 3 
(Annual household income is between $45,000-$59,999) 
Financial Aid Option 4 
(Annual household income is between $30,000-$44,999) 
Financial Aid Option 5 
(Annual household income is between $0-$29,999) 
COVID-19 Information

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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 typical cost per particpant is $225. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, cinch sack, and water bottle, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, 5K t-shirt and a finisher's medal.

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

Who can be a Girl on the Run?

At Girls on the Run Greater Boston, we welcome any child who identifies as a girl, non-binary, or gender non-conforming. We want everyone to feel included in our program!