Program Details - 6th - 8th Grade | GOTR Michiana

Heart & Sole

Be in the know with this season’s details for 6th-8th graders and register today!

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The Spring 2024 Girl Registration is now open! We look forward to helping your child build joy and confidence this season and in the years to come.


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The 2024 Spring Season has ended. Details on the next season will be updated in the fall.

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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. 


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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 across five counties in the Michiana area each year. Registration is $160 per girl and includes:

  • 8 weeks of twice-weekly lessons conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • Official GOTR water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration
  • Memories that will last a lifetime!
Girls working together during practice.
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $160
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Eligible for reduced lunch) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Eligible for free lunch) 

All Registrants
(Additional financial assistance available beyond rates as assigned above. Please note during your application process.)

COVID-19 Information

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Ma fille n’est pas une grande coureuse. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra? OU Ma fille est déjà une coureuse expérimentée. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra?

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 forward!

What does the program fee include?

Though our cost per participant is $300, through generous donors we're able to offer 10 weeks of programming for $160. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, a journal, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, and memories to last a lifetime!

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 spring season begin?

Girls on the Run practices will begin the week of March 11, 2024. Heart & Sole practices will begin the week of March 4, 2024. The culminating event will be a 5K Celebration: May 11 in Elkhart and May 18 in South Bend. 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 $60,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.