Girls on the Run

Registration opens for Alfred S. Forrest ES and Creekside ES on August 31st. Registration opens for all other teams on September 12th at 10:00am.

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

Fall 2022 Season Details

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

Registration opens for Alfred S. Forrest ES and Creekside ES on August 31st. Registration opens for all other teams on September 12th at 10:00am.


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  • The registration period will be August 31 (Alfred S. Forrest ES & Creekside ES only)-September 23
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 26
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks
  • The season ends with our 5K celebration on Sunday, December 11th at the Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News.
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Financial Aid

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

August 29 - September 23

  • August 29 - September 23
    The registration period
  • Week of September 26

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • Mid-November

    Site-based practice 5K!

  • December

    Community Impact Project - exact date varies by team

  • December 11

    End of Season 5K Celebration!

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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 approximately 1,700 girls in the Hampton Roads area each year. Registration is $185 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR (or H&S) t-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K registration fee
  • 5K medal
  • Post 5K celebration
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!

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 26th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, December 11th. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per particpant is $280, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson 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 end-of-season 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 join. As of the Fall 2022 season, program registration fees are based on income. 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.

What if the program isn't being offered at my girl's school?

Consider joining one of our community teams, which are held at community centers, YMCAs, and local parks. If you'd like to bring GOTR to your community, click here for information on starting a new site.

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 $135,000 in program scholarships each year for families in need. If you are interested in sponsoring a participant or team of girls, email