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. 

Our 2022 Fall Season will begin on September 12 or 13, depending on the site.  See below for a list of participating sites as of June 20.  Participant registration opening TBA.  For any questions or to learn more about starting a site or coaching contact Rebecca McWilliams at


Avondale Elementary

Brookwood Forest Elementary

C.F. Hard Elementary

Edgewood Elementary

Hayes K-8

Homewood Rec Center (open to community)

i3 Academy

Kermit Johnson Elementary

Mountain Brook Elementary

Oliver Elementary

Shades Cahaba Elementary

Trace Crossings Elementary



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  • Registration opens mid-August and will be first come,first served. 
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 12.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks, but schedules will vary by site
  • The season ending 5K is the Magic City 5K at Regions Field on Sunday, November 20.
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Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

For financial aid inquiries, please contact Rebecca McWilliams at

August 16 - September 1

  • August 16 - September 1

    Registration Open (Date varies by site)

  • September 12 & 13

    Fall 2022 Season Starts (Date varies by site)

  • November 20, 2022

    Season Ending 5K

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. Registration fees include: 

  • 18 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


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 September 6 or 7th, depending on your site . The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, November 20 at Regions Field. 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 Emily Israel to learn more about sponsorsing a girl or a team at