Girls on the Run

Registration for the Fall 2024 season will OPEN on August 15. Please check back here on that date. 


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Fall 2024 Season

Thank you for your interest in GIRLS ON THE RUN!

We are so excited for our next season. We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary of Girls on the Run in Champaign County!!

Our fall 2024 season of Girls on the Run starts September 10 and ends November 14. The 5K celebration will be on November 10 at the Stephens Family YMCA. (There will be one week of celebratory practice after the 5K.)

Registration is August 15 to September 3. Please visit THIS PAGE  for information about our program and this season's team locations and practice times.

Please contact Robin at with any questions.

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


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  • The online registration period will be August 15 - September 3
  • Fall 2024 season will begin on September 10 and end on November 14
  • Practice days are Tuesday and Thursday; practice times vary by site (visit this page for information: team locations)
  • A season-culminating non-competitve 5K celebratory event will be on Sunday, November 10 at the Stephens Family YMCA
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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. 


  • August 15

    Registration opens

  • September 3

    Registration closes

  • September 10

    Fall 2024 season begins!

  • November 10

    Fall 2024 5K at the Stephens Family 5K

  • Week of November 11

    Final week of practice. Teams will celebrate the 5K they just finished!

  • November 14

    Fall 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 over 200+ girls in the Champaign County area each year. Registration for the Fall 2024 season is $120* per girl and includes:

  • 16 lessons/practices 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 Shirt
  • 5K Medal


*financial assistance is available

Registration Fee Guide for Fall 2024 Season
Registration Type Fee
Full-Price Registration  $120
Financial Aid Option 1 (Annual household income is between $40,001-$50,000)  $100
Financial Aid Option 2 (Annual household income is between $30,001-$40,000)  $80
Financial Aid Option 3 (Annual household income is between $20,001-$30,000)  $60
Financial Aid Option 4 (Annual household income is between $10,001-$20,000)  $40
Financial Aid Option 5 (Annual household income is between $0-$10,000)  $20
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 8-week, 16-lesson program for $120. 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 5K t-shirt, 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 8-week season begin?

The Fall 2024 season begins September 10. 

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.