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

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

Registration for the Fall 2023 Season opens August 28 through September 22!


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  • The registration period will be August 28 - September 22
  • Our Fall 2023 season will begin the week of September 25
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • Most schedules will wrap by December 8. A season-culminating 5K event will be hosted Sunday, December 10 at the Asheville Outlets.
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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. 


  • August 28 - September 22

    Fall 2023 registration 

  • September 25 (week of)

    Fall season kick-off!

  • December 4 (week of)

    Last week of programming. 

  • Sunday, December 10

    AdventHealth GOTR 5K at Asheville Outlets

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 500 girls in the Western North Carolina area each year. Registration is $180 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 and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5k celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $180
Financial Aid Tier 1  $120
Financial Aid Tier 2  $70
Financial Aid Tier 3 $25
*Financial Aid is based off of income and family size. This information is reported during registration and will automatically apply the pre-approved scholarship amount. If additional scholarship is needed please reach out to the council directly, no girl is turned away due to family finances.   


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 registration fee include?

The program registration fee includes GOTR t-shirt, water bottle, 5K entry and finishers medal, and 20 lessons delivered by trained volunteer coaches and snack at each practice. The program registratio fee is $180 for the season. There are ample scholarships available and no girl is turned away from participating in the program due to family finances. 

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. We also realize that the financial reality for many families can change quickly, if there is a need for scholarship that isn't reflected through the sliding scale application, please reach out to Girls on the Run WNC and we can talk more. No girl is turned away from participating due to family finances. 

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in the week of September 25. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, December 10. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Is there a way for me to sponsor a girl?

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 girl.