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. 


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  • The registration period will be September 16th until December 15th
  • The Fall 2024 season will begin mid-September
  • Girls on the Run's standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by team
  • Heart & Sole's standard schedule is to practice 1x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by team
  • Team practices and programming will wrap by the week of December 9th
  • The season-culminating 5K event is scheduled for Sunday, December 15th at De Anza Cove
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Contact Information


  • NOW - October 16th

    Team Applications Live

  • November 6

    Team Application Deadline for Funded Teams

  • January 10 - March 1

    Participant Registration Period

  • February 12 - February 21

    Team programming starts. 

  • April 29 - May 3

    Last Week of Practice

  • May 5

    End-of-season 5K celebration at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay!

Reg fees - GOTR

Registration Fees
To ensure we are able to provide participants with the same high-quality programming GOTRSD is known for, we will be increasing registration costs beginning in the Spring 2024 season. This is due to several factors: overall cost of operation, inflation and ongoing economic factors, and new curriculum implementation and coach training.
The new curriculum and training will celebrate diversity and demonstrate inclusion—two of our key GOTR principles—making our program even better positioned to help your child’s unique star power shine. These updates were developed over the last several years based on extensive evaluation and feedback from participants, caregivers, coaches, and more. We know you’ll be as excited about these updates as we are, and we can’t wait to get started in 2024.
What isn’t changing is our commitment to accessibility: We believe all girls in San Diego County deserve to participate in our program, regardless of cost. Scholarship and financial aid options are available—please contact for more information.
Our participant registration is $275 and includes:
  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and program keepsake
  • 5K Registration fee


What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per participant is higher than the registration fee, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week program for $275. 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 GOTR program keepsake, and social-emotional learning combined with physical activity! 

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!

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. 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 February. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, May 5th. 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 more than $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.