Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders. See below for registation dates and locations.

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Fall 2024 Season Details

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

Registration will open in mid August!

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Overview
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  • Fall 2024 program registration will open for ALL sites on Monday, August 19th
  • Our fall 2024 season will begin the week of September 15th
  • Our standard schedule is two practices a week for 10 weeks, schedules may vary by site
  • The season-culminating 5K will be held on Sunday, November 24th at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (see more info on 5K page)

This season, Girls on the Run and Heart & Soles teams will have in-person programming at various Montgomery County locations. Girls on the Run teams can have up to 20 girls and Heart & Sole teams can have up to 15 girls. Coaches will conduct two 75-90 minute lessons each week. Girls must register before attending practice. Practice schedules and locations vary by team. Middle school teams have the option to participate in a new Heart & Sole program with one practice a week for two hours. 

If a team is not full, registration will remain open until Thursday, September 29th at 5 PM. Participants must register before attending practice.

Spaces are limited to 20 girls for GOTR teams and 15 girls for Heart & Sole teams.

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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 girls in Montgomery County each year. See registration fee guide below.

Registration fee includes:

  • 20 practice sessions led by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Personal journal
  • Official GOTR t-shirt
  • Water bottle
  • 5K registration fee
  • 5K participant medal
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Standard Registration  $187.50
Coach Daughter Discounted Fee  $120
Head Coach Daughter Discounted Fee FREE (for one participant)
Financial Aid

The fee reduction approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the financial aid questions during registration and the form will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

Discounts

Sibling 10% - SIBLING10

Military 10% - MILITARY

Financial Aid

The fee reduction approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the financial aid questions during registration and the form will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

If you are in need of a payment plan or greater financial assistance but do not qualify please call our office at 301-881-3801 for more information.

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  • Through August 2nd

    Teams sign up to host program in fall 2024

  • August 13th-18th at noon

    Coach daughter priority registration

  • August 19th at 9AM

    Registration opens for ALL TEAMS!

  • Thursday, September 26th

    Program registration closes at 5pm

  • Week of September 15th

    Fall 2024 season starts

  • Sunday, November 24th

    5K at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda and season end

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Refund Policy

Girls on the Run of Montgomery County will refund 50% of the registration fee (minus the online service charge) if requested in writing prior to the 4th lesson of a Girls on the Run of Montgomery County program. No refunds will be issued for any terminations after the 4th lesson except in the event that an unforeseen illness or health issue arises after the 4th lesson. Such instances will be handled on a case by case basis and discussion and review will be held prior to refunding 50% of the registration fee. If a site is canceled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the Executive Director, the full registration fee will be refunded.

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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?

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 GOTR water bottle.

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. If you need any additional financial assistance, then please reach out to our office and we're happy to help. Call 301-881-3801 or email info@girlsontherunofmoco.org.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of March 10th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, May 19th. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Is it important for participants to attend both days each week?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your child will be unable to attend all the sessions, please consider joining a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.

Here’s our attendance policy: It is important to the experiential learning process, group dynamics and each girl’s program experience that all girls participate in all sessions. Any participant who is absent for more than four (4) practices during one season may no longer be eligible to participate in Girls on the Run. 

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 $165,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to support our scholarship fund.