Girls on the Run

Be in the know with each season’s details for 3rd-5th graders! *SPRING 2024 Registration will open January 16 at 6 AM (first come - first serve). *Check "Our Locations" to be sure your school is hosting - if they aren't please work with us to ensure your girl and all the girls at her school can have access to this powerful and positive program!

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Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts

SPRING 2024 Details

Registration for SPRING 2024 will open Tuesday, January 16 at 6 AM (first come, first serve)!

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


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  • SPRING 2024 Registration will open January 16 at 6:00 AM
  • SPRING 2024 season runs for 10 weeks beginning the week of February 26 and ending the week of May 6, 2024.
  • Heart & Sole has two delivery models - each school can choose what works best for their school culture: standard schedule of 2x a week for 1.5 hrs or a new option of 1X a week for 2 hrs. Practice days/times vary by site.
  • The season-culminating GOTR 5K event will be Saturday, April 27, 2024 for Butte/Glenn sites and May 4, 2024 for Yuba/Sutter/Colusa and Shasta/Tehama/Siskiyou sites.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Assistance

The Financial Assistance approval process is included in the registration process. Simply answer the questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly.  *Scroll down to see the Registration Fee Guide that shows the sliding scale for Financial Assistance based on Combined Household Income.



    January 16, 2024 at 6:00 AM (First Come - First Serve)

  • Late registration (if space is available)

    February 6 - February 23


    February 26, 2024

  • SPRING 2024 GOTR 5Ks

    Saturday, April 27 - Butte College's Main Campus for Butte & Glenn county sites

    Saturday, May 4 - Yuba City/Marysville site TBD for Sutter, Yuba & Colusa county sites

    Saturday, May 4 - Turtle Bay for Tehama & Shasta county sites

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 girls in the North State each year. Thanks to fundraising efforts, grants, donors and sponsors, the base rate of $145 per girl is already discounted for ALL girls from the true cost of $250+ per girl. What does the program fee include?:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • 5K Registration Fee
  • Personalized 5K Bib
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K Celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Regular Registration Fee
(Annual household income is above $75,000)

$145 ($155 after 2/6)

Financial Aid Option 1 
(Annual household income is between $50,000-$75,000)
$100 ($110 after 2/6)
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Annual household income is between $25,000-$50,000)
$55 ($65 after 2/6)
Financial Aid Option 3 
(Annual household income is lower than $25,000) 
$25 ($35 after 2/6)


COVID-19 Information

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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 $250, through generous donors, grants, sponsors and fundraisers, we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $145. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, personal journals, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, entry into the season-ending 5K, a personalized bib 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 your girl from joining the team! We are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to participate! 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 program begin?

GOTR North State hosts TWO seasons each school year: Fall and Spring.

Fall season practices begin mid-September and fall season registration opens the 3rd week in August on a first come-first serve basis.

Spring season practices begin the last week of February and spring season registration opens the Tuesday after Martin Luther King Jr Day in January on a first come-first serve basis.

Each season has a culminating event called the GOTR 5K. The fall season's GOTR 5K takes place on the 2nd Saturday of November at Bidwell Park in Chico, CA. The spring season will have multiple GOTR 5Ks. The spring GOTR 5K will take place the first or 2nd Saturday in May depending on where you live in the North State. 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! Due to the importance of group dynamics, and the sequential nature and experiential learning process of the Girls on the Run curriculum girls are not allowed to attend only one session a week. 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 $75,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.