Girls on the Run

Spring Season program registration opens December 1st!

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Current Season Details

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

Registration will open soon!

Overview-GOTR

Overview
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  • The early registration period will be December 1st through February 1st.
  • Girl placement day will be February 2nd, followed by late registration for any teams that still have space.
  • Our Spring season will begin in February or March (location dependent).
  • Teams will meet twice weekly for 10 weeks through the season-ending Celebration 5K.
  • The Muskegon 5K will be on May 13th, the Kent 5K on May 20th, and the Ottawa 5K on June 3rd.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

The scholarship request and approval process is included within the online registration form. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

September 1st

  • September 1st

    Spring Site Applications Open

  • December 1st

    Spring program registration opens.

  • February 1st

    Early registration ends

  • February 2nd

    Girl placement day!  A lottery will be run to assign girls to available spots on each team.

  • February 3rd

    Late Registration Opens - any teams with space still available will accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis until those teams are full.

  • February 13th

    Muskegon programs begin.

  • February 27th

    Kent programs begin.

  • March 13th

    Ottawa programs begin.

  • May 13th

    Muskegon Celebration 5K

  • May 20th

    Kent Celebration 5K

  • June 3rd

    Ottawa Celebration 5K

Reg fees - GOTR

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 this high-quality programing to approximately 2,000 girls in West Michigan each year. The actual cost is in excess of $175 per participant, but thanks to our sponsors and generous donors, our program registration fee is only $125 per girl (additional financial assistance is avaialble) and includes:

  • 20 lessons, 90 minutes each, conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR program journal
  • Official GOTR program shirt
  • Celebration 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Official Celebration 5K shirt
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $125
Financial Aid: registration fee is subsidized based on household income $20-$120
   
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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 cost per particpant is over $170, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $125. 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, an official GOTR 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 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?

Spring-Season practices begin in March. Fall-Season practices begin in September. The culminating event will be a season-ending Celebration 5K. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once your 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 $45,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.