Girls on the Run

Our program for Grades 3-5

Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.

2024 season details for 3rd-5th graders are out and you can register today!


Running Buddy Link to Register:


Girls on the Logo
Two Girls on the Run participants high five at an outdoor practice in blue shirts

Current Season Details


If you do not see your team/school on the registration application,
view the information below to help us ensure a team for your girl this season: 

  1. Check your location for a team (Our Locations link below)
  2. If there is not a team at your location check out how to start a team
    (Start a Team link below) 


2024 Registration Link:


Spring 2024 Season is Almost Here! 

Note: 5k will be Friday May 10, at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac. 

*More details here soon!*

Program will start after 5:30, run will start at 6:00pm 

Run with your girl as a Running Buddy, Volunteer to help us at the Celebration or Bring a Chair to our Spectator area's and cheer all the girls on! 

Details Here:


GOTR 5K Starting Line
  • Our Spring 2024 season will OPEN as of the week of February 26th. 
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • A season-culminating 5K event will be held Friday, May 10 at Southwest Michigan College. 
GOTR 5K Starting Line

Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly.  If you need help with the scholarship portion, please email 


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 500+ girls in the 4 counties we serve each year. Girls On the Run Southwest Michigan serves Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, and Van Buren county.

Registration is $180 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR Program T-shirt 
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • 5K Celebration Event

Remember we also have opportuinies for scholarship!! We want all girls to experience GOTR! 

Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $180
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Eligible for reduced lunch program or annual household income is between $25,000-$50,000) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Eligible for free lunch program or annual household income is lower than $25,000) 


*If your family has a need, but you do not qualify under these terms, please email! 

COVID-19 Information

Information found here.


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 $180. 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, 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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin after February 26th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Friday May 10, 2023. 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. We ask that if a girl will miss more than 4 days for reasons outside of legal or medical this seaon you consider the summer Camp GOTR option in place of a full season this year

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.