Heart & Sole

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

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Current Season Details

Lottery registration for the fall season is open through Tuesday, August 30.

Not all teams have registered for the fall season yet. If you don't see your girl's team on the list, check in with her site or coaches to see if support is needed this fall.

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Overview
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  • Lottery registration for the fall season is open through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 30
  • A computer-generated lottery will take place on Wednesday, August 31 for teams that are full. For any teams that don't fill through the lottery, registration reopens at 3 pm on Wednesday, August 31 and will remain open through Wednesday, September 21 on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Practice for all teams begins the week of September 12
  • The last day to register for teams that have not yet filled and the last day for refunds is Wednesday, September 21
  • The Girls on the Run 5K celebration is Saturday, December 3 (location TBD)
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Registration Fees

Girls on the Run uses sliding scale based on household income and household size so that every girl who wants to participate can. The program registration fee is available on a sliding scale from $0 to $225. View the sliding scale.

The program fee includes:

  • 20 lessons conducted by certified Girls on the Run coaches
  • Lesson materials and journal
  • Girls on the Run program T-shirt
  • Girls on the Run 5K registration for participant, finisher’s T-shirt and medal
  • Coach support – training, background checks and CPR certification
  • Administrative – insurance, website, curriculum copyright dues to Girls on the Run International

Through August 30

  • Through August 30

    Lottery registration for the fall season will remain open through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 30.

  • August 31

    A computer-generated lottery will run on August 31 for teams that are full. Registration will reopen at 3 pm for teams that do not fill through the lottery.

  • WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12

    Fall season practice begins.

  • SEPTEMBER 21

    Last day to register for teams that have not yet filled, and last day for refunds.

  • DECEMBER 3

    Girls on the Run 5K celebration

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COVID-19 Information

Girls on the Run follows the individual site's COVID-19 policies and practices.

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 foward!

What does the program fee include?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters, journal and more, a GOTR T-shirt, entry into the Girls on the Run 5K celebration, a finisher's medal and 5K T-shirt, and coach and administrative support.

We can't afford the program registration fee. Is there a way for our child to still participate?

Yes. We strive to never turn a girl away because of finances*. The full program fee is $225 per girl. We offer adjusted program fees on a sliding scale starting at $0 based on household income and household size. The online registration system will walk you through questions to find the fee that is right for your family. View the sliding scale.

*Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any girl who needs it.

When does the fall season begin?

The fall season begins the week of September 12. The culminating event will be the Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, December 3. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We do not offer a payment plan. We encourage families to review the sliding scale that offers adjusted program fees depending on the family’s household income and size and to select the fee that the family can pay at the time of registration. Program fees begin at $0.

What is the Girls on the Run refund policy?

A girl’s parent/guardian is responsible for contacting Girls on the Run if their girl is not going to participate in the program. Girls on the Run will issue a refund if a girl drops out of the program by Wednesday, September 21, 2022. No refund will be issued for any cancellations after September 21. A $10 administration fee will be charged on all cancellations, except in cases of medical emergencies with a doctor’s note or documentation. If a site is cancelled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by Girls on the Run, the full registration fee will be refunded. Our 2022 fall season can transition from in-person to virtual, as needed, and will continue for the full season. As such, if your team transitions to a virtual team, refunds will not be issued if requested after our refund deadlines.

Does Girls on the Run provide athletic gear (running shoes and sports bras) to girls?

Yes. We provide athletic gear to participants who qualify for free and reduced lunch. More information is included in the lottery registration form

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.

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.

Girls on the Run reserves the right to dismiss a child without a refund if she misses more than four sessions. Girls will not be penalized for missing practices due to COVID-19. 

How many participants are on a team?

Girls on the Run is committed to having small teams with low coach to participant ratios. Having strong relationships between teammates and coaches is a core part of our program. Depending on the site, teams are capped at 15 or 20 participants

If I volunteer to coach, could you add more girls on a team?

Please contact programs@girlsontherunatlanta.org if you are interested in starting an additional team. Alternatively, we have community teams, which are open to all girls. Coaches’ daughters are guaranteed a spot in the program and receive a program discount.

Can I register my girl at a school where she does not attend?

Site-based teams are primarily open to girls attending that site/school. We encourage you to start a Girls on the Run team in your community if there is not already a team nearby! Learn more about starting a team.

Can my girl repeat the program?

Yes! Our curricula are designed to be repeated. Girls new to the program and girls repeating the program will both benefit from the lessons. We know what a child experiences and learns in Girls on the Run as a 3rd grader is quite different from what she learns as a 4th or 5th grader. With repetition, the depths of learning and the ability of a girl to apply what she learns at each lesson is greater. Within Girls on the Run, we rotate between three curricula for Girls on the Run and two curricula for Heart & Sole, so our girls experience similar topics, but with different games and activities from one season to the next. With that experience, returning girls often naturally step into mentoring and leadership roles.

What is the attendance policy?

Participants must attend both sessions each week and should not sign up for the program if there is a known conflict. 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 practices during one season are in violation of the Girls on the Run attendance policy and Girls on the Run has the right to dismiss a girl from the program. Girls will not be penalized for missing practices due to COVID-19. 

What is the Girls on the Run behavior policy?

Any participant engaged in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of other participants, coaches or other key Girls on the Run volunteers will be released from participating in the program. Threatening behavior may include but is not limited to: physical injury, emotional maltreatment, abuse of prescription or illegal drugs, use of alcohol, carrying firearms or other dangerous items, using any item in a dangerous way, or any other activity determined by a coach or administrator to be threatening to another’s health or well-being. Girls on the Run reserves the right to remove any child from participation for any reason that does not fit the mission and goals of the organization.

Girls on the Run is intentional with the way in which we see behaviors. We know that behavior is a skill that individuals learn and grow. We also know that a participant’s context and life experiences influence their behaviors. We are intentional about including participants with and without disabilities and work with participants within this context as well. 

My child is nonbinary. Can they participate in the program?

Yes. Girls on the Run welcomes cisgender and transgender girls and nonbinary participants into our program. Nonbinary participants should be aware that the word girl is used in our curriculum and is printed on our T-shirts, worksheets, etc.

My child has a disability. Is your program inclusive?

Girls on the Run welcomes children with and without disabilities. Our program includes movement, discussions, reading and writing. While our name is “Girls on the Run,” you do not need to run in order to fully participate in our program. Please reach out to programs@girlsontherunatlanta.org or your team’s coach to talk about adaptations that we can make and/or whether GOTR is a good fit for your child.