Girls on the Run

Be in the know with this season’s details for 3rd-5th graders and register today!

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Current Season Details

Fall 23 program registration opens August 1st, 2023

Use code EARLYBIRD23 for discounted registration. Offer expires August 20th!

Click on our locations list to find a team near you.  Community teams are open to ALL girls, regardless of where they attend school.

Overview- GOTR Program Shared

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  • The registration period will be August 1st-September 3rd.
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of Sept 3rd (after Labor Day)*
  • Our standard practice schedule is 2x a week, 1.5 hrs, for 10 weeks.
  • Attendance is required at both practices each week.
  • The final week of the program will be the week of November 12th.
  • 5K celebration for all teams scheduled for Sunday, November 12th.

*Shelby Farms Team will begin on Sunday, August 27th.

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  • August 1 - September 3

    Girl Registration Period

  • Week of September 3rd

    Fall 2023 Season Starts

  • November 12th, 2pm

    Fall 5K Celebration Presented By Cigna

  • November 16th

    Final Day of 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 over 1000 girls in the Memphis 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 healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt, water bottle, and cinch bag
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K t-shirt, medal, and race swag bag
  • 5K Celebration


Due to generous sponsors, many of our Title 1 program sites offer their families a significantly reduced program fee. Please check with your principal or site director for more information, or call the Girls on the Run Memphis office at 901-848-0054 with any questions. 

Financial Aid

All program applicants are eligible for financial assistance.  There is no need to prove your elgibility. Simply answer the finanical assistance question during registration, and the computer will adjust the fee accordingly.

Payment plans are also available. No girl is ever turned away for financial reasons. 


Financial Aid Guide

Standard program fee: $150 (20 lessons; less than $20 per lesson)

All program applicants are eligible for financial assistance. The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will adjust the fee accordingly. 

Household Income Range  Price
$0-30,000 $30
$30,001- $60,000 $60
$60,001-$80,000  $80






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?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a GOTR cinch sack, 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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 3rd, unless otherwise noted. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, November 12th, 2 pm at Overton Park Shell. The season concludes with final lessons the week after the 5K. 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! 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 this season.