Heart & Sole

Be in the know with this season’s details for 6th-8th graders! See below for registation dates and locations.

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Fall 2023 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Heart & Sole programming. 

Registration will open mid August!


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  • Fall 2023 Program Registration will open alphabetically by site name.
    • Aug 15th at 9AM - H&S (middle school) and GOTR (elementary school) teams A-C
    • Aug 16th at 9AM - GOTR teams D-P
    • Aug 17th at 9AM - GOTR teams Q-Z
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of September 11th
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • The season-culminating 5K will be held on Sunday, November 19th at the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (see more info on 5K page)

All programming this season will be conducted in-person at locations around Montgomery County. Girls on the Run teams are allowed up to 20 girls and Heart & Soles teams up to 15 girls. Trained coaches will lead lessons twice a week for 75-90mins. Girls must be registered prior to attending practice. Practice schedules and locations vary per team. We are offering a NEW 1 practice day a week H&S program to participating Middle Schools.

If a team isn't full, registration will remain open until September 22nd at 5PM, but participants may not attend practice until they are registered.

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 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Personal journal
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Standard Registration  $187.50
Coach Daughter Discounted Fee  $120
Head Coach Daughter Discounted Fee FREE (For no more than 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 computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 


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Financial Aid

The fee reduction approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the financial aid questions during registration, and the computer 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.

Through July 28th

  • Through July 28th

    Teams/Sites Signup to host program for Fall 2023

  • August 8th - 14th

    Coach Daughter Priority Registration

  • August 15th at 9AM

    Registration open for H&S and GOTR teams A-C

  • August 16th at 9AM

    Registration open for GOTR teams D-P

  • August 17th at 9AM

    Registration open for GOTR teams Q-Z

  • September 11th

    Fall 2023 Season Starts

  • September 22nd at 5PM

    Program Registration closes at 5PM 

  • November 19th

    5K at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Reg fees - SHARED

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.

Ma fille n’est pas une grande coureuse. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra? OU Ma fille est déjà une coureuse expérimentée. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra?

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 September 11th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, 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 for all 3rd-5th grade Girls on the Run programs! 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 are offering a NEW H&S 1 practice day a week program to all participating Middle Schoolers. Please check our locations page for a current list of schools that have chosen to roll out this new H&S 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 support our scholarship fund.