Girls on the Run

Registration for the spring season is OPEN until January 28!

Information about locations, practices, fees, and more is below!


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Spring 2024 Season

Thank you for your interest in GIRLS ON THE RUN!

We are excited for the spring 2024 season. Please check out the information below about locations, practice days/times, etc. Registration opens January 15!!

Please contact Robin at with any questions.


Girls on the Run.... is SO MUCH FUN!


Spring 2024 Season
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We are SO excited for the spring season of Girls on the Run!

Season: February 5 - April 26

Registration: January 15 - 28

Fee: $150 (reduced rate for some schools/financial assistance is available during the registration process). 


GOTR will be held at the following locations this spring:


Stephens Family YMCA: Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Martens Center at Human Kinetics Park: Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m.

*Dr. Howard Elementary School: Monday/Wednesday 2:30-4:00 p.m.

*Eastlawn Elementary School: Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-4:15 p.m.

*Pleasant Acres Elementary School: Monday/Wednesday 3:15-4:30 p.m.

*SMART Christian Academy: Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:30 p.m. 

*South Side Elementary School: Tuesday/Thursday 3:40-5:00 p.m.

*St. Matthew Catholic School: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:00 p.m.

*Stratton Academy of the Arts: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m.

*Unity West Elementary School: Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m. 

*University Primary School: Monday/Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m.

*current students only


Girls on the Run..... is SO MUCH FUN!!!


Contact Robin Maier with any questions at



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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

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


  • January 15 - 28

    Registration period

  • Week of FEBRUARY 5

    Spring 2024 season starts

  • MARCH 11-15

    Off for Spring Break

  • APRIL 26

    Celebratory 5K at the Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend!

  • APRIL 26

    Spring 2024 season ends

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 200+ girls in the Champaign County area each year. Registration is $150 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Fee
Full-Price Registration  $150
Financial Aid Option 1 (Annual household income is between $40,001-$50,000)  $125
Financial Aid Option 2 (Annual household income is between $30,001-$40,000)  $100
Financial Aid Option 3 (Annual household income is between $20,001-$30,000)  $75
Financial Aid Option 4 (Annual household income is between $10,001-$20,000)  $50
Financial Aid Option 2 (Annual household income is between $0-$10,000)  $25
COVID-19 Information

Information can be found here.


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 $270, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $150. 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 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 participate! 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?

The Spring 2024 season begins the week of February 5.

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.