Girls on the Run

Fall 2024 is right around the corner! Please contact us if you are interested in starting a team in your community or at your school!

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Fall 2024 Season Details

Season Dates

General Registration Opens:  Thursday, August 1 at 6am

Most teams will fill on a first come, first served basis. 


Season Runs:

Monday/Wednesday Teams: 9/9/24 - 11/9/24

Tuesday/Thursday Teams: 9/10/24 - 11/9/24

GOTR 5K- 11/9/24- details to be announced closer to season beginning


Fall Sites as of July 11, 2024

Brock's Gap Intermediate

Brookwood Forest Elementary

Brighton School

Calera Intermediate

Cherokee Bend Elementary

Glen Oaks Elementary

Huffman Adacmy

i3 Academy*

McAdory Elementary

McAdory Middle

Oak Mountain Intermediate

Shades Cahaba Elementary*

Trace Crossings Elementary

Vestavia- Liberty Park Elementary

*Registration for these teams will open after school starts- not on August 1



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  • Fall 2024 season begins the week of September 9.
  • Teams will meet 2x a week.  See details for specific sites. 
  • Details about the season ending 5K will be announced later this summer.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

For financial aid inquiries, please contact Wynne Speir at


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 our community. The $175 program registration fee includes: 

  • 16 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR T-shirt
  • GOTR water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal

For financial aid inquiries, please contact Wynne Speir at


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 bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, and a GOTR water bottle.

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. 

Contact Rebecca McWilliams at to discuss your financial aid options. 


When does the season begin?

Practices will begin the week of February 13. The culminating event will be the 5K on April 29, 2023. 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 for the entire session, 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 $50,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Contact Rebecca McWilliams to learn more about sponsorsing a girl or a team at