Girls on the Run

Learn More about Girls on the Run! Registration for the 2024 Spring season opens on January 16, 2024!

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Current Season Details

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

Register online or over the phone at 314-862-6266.

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  • The general registration period will be January 16 at 9 AM - Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11:59 PM
  • Late registration, for teams with spots remaining, will open on Weds. Feb. 28 at 9 AM. Late registration closes when a team is full or on Fri. March 8 at 4:59 PM.
  • Our 2024 Spring Season will begin the week of March 4th
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 75-90 minutes per practice, but schedules will vary by site
  • The season ends with the End of Season 5K in Forest Park on Saturday, May 11th!
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Scholarships

The scholarship approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. If you need assistance registering or applying for financial assistance, please call our office at 314-862-6266.

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  • January 16 - February 25

    General registration is open for all sites from Jan. 16 at 9am until midnight on Feb. 25th

  • Late Registration: Feb 28 - March 8th at 5 PM

    Late registration is open only for sites with spots remaining on their team. These spots are first-come, first-served. Registration will close when the team is full or at 5pm on March 8th. NO registrations can be completed after March 8th.

  • March 4th

    Practices will begin this Week!

  • Saturday, May 11th

    End of Season 5K in Forest Park 

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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 4,000 girls in the St. Louis area each year. The program registration fee includes:

  • 16 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration

There are several payment options available. We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash and money order. In addition we offer a payment plan option, sibling discount, and scholarships. Any and all non-electronic payment should be sent to or dropped off at the Girls on the Run St. Louis office.

Registration Assistance

Our registration form can be translated to Spanish right on the form!

If you are unable to register online, please call our office at 314-862-6266 for assistance. We are able offer translation services to families whose first language is not English. 

If you do not receive a confirmation email for your registration, please call our office at 314-862-6266.

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 $200, through generous donors we're able to offer the program on a sliding scale fee ranging from $25-$175. 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 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.

What is the refund policy?

In the event that a program participant would like to cancel her registration for whatever reason, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the Girls on the Run St. Louis office to withdraw from the program. Notifying coaches is not sufficient.
 
Girls on the Run will issue a full refund if a girl drops the program by Sept. 22, 2023. A 50% refund will be given until Sept. 29, 2023. No refund will be issued for any cancellations beyond Sept. 29th. If a site is canceled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by the Program Director, the full registration fee will be refunded.
 
No refunds will be issued because a team must transition from in-person programming to virtual programming.
 
Please note: If your participant does not attend practices but you do not contact our office to cancel, you will still be held responsible for paying any outstanding program fees.

When does the season begin?

Practices for most sites will begin the week of March 4th. The culminating event will be the 5K on Saturday, May 11th. 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! Girls are not allowed to attend only one practice a week. Parents/guardians should not register their daughters for the program if there is a known conflict.
 
Attendance Policy: Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the Girls on the Run curriculum, girls who are absent for more than four (4) practices during one season are in violation of the Girls on the Run attendance policy. Girls on the Run St. Louis reserves the right to cancel the registration of the girl in violation. In that event, she will not be allowed to participate in the 5k unless she is registered separately for the 5k.
 
Absences because of illness from Covid-19 or related quarantine requirements will not be counted against the attendance policy.

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 $300,000 in program scholarships for families in need. You can donate through our website or contact info@gotrstl.org for more information.