Girls on the Run

Registration for our Fall 2024 Season will open on Sunday, August 25th at noon!

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Current Season Details

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

Fall 2024 Season:

The season will start the week of September 25th and will end the week of December 9th.


Overview - Fall 2024
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  • The registration period will be August 25th - September 25th - or until a site is filled.
  • Sites will begin the week of September 25th and will end the week of December 9th.
  • Season-culminating 5K events will be on November 23rd for Cecil/Harford, December 7th in Howard County, and December 8th in Carroll County. 
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, please work your way through the registration process. We are using a new process. Before checkout, you will be asked if you need financial assistance, and then you will be asked to provide your household income and the number of people in your household. Your price will be adjusted using a sliding scale and the adjusted price will appear at checkout. If you do not qualify for assistance through this process but still need help, please complete this scholarship Interest (coming soon) form first before moving forward. Once you have completed the form, do not continue registration until you hear back from us. Contact Susan Michel at 443-864-8593 or with any questions about financial assistance eligibility.

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  • NOW - August 20th

    Start a Site Fall 2024 - Click here

  • August 25

    Fall 2024 Registration Opens at Noon

  • September 1

    Coach applications due new coach click here

    Returning coach click here

  • September 23

    Fall 2024 Season Starts 

  • November 23

    Cecil/Harford 5K 8:30 a.m.

  • December 7

    Howard County 5K at 8:30 a.m.

  • December 8

    Carroll County 5K at 8:30 a.m.

  • December 9

    Last week of the season

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 approximately 1,800 girls in the Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Howard Counties each year. Registration is $185 per participant and includes:

  • Sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Journal
  • A snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $185
Scholarships Available Coming soon


My child isn't a big runner; is this program for them? OR My child 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 $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the program for $185. 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, a GOTR water bottle and a healthy snack at every practice.

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 and attire on a case by case basis. 

When does the season begin?

Our Fall 2024 Season will start the week of September 25th and end the week of December 9th. 

Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your child will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a someone who can, and consider joining us in a future season when they 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 $60,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to donate.