Girls on the Run

Registration Opens January 10 at 6am for the Spring 23 Season! 

Girls on the Logo
Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts

Spring 2023 Season Details

Season Dates

General Registration Opens: Thursday, January 12 at 6am (first come, first served)


Season Runs:

Monday/Wednesday Teams: 2/13/23 - 5/1/23

Tuesday/Thursday Teams: 2/14/23 - 5/2/23

Girls on the Run 5k Tutu Run- Date and New Location Announced Soon!


Spring 2023 Sites as of January 9, 2023 (girls must attend school-based sites in order to participate)


3rd-5th Grade Sites

C.F. Hard Elementary (T/Th 3-4:30pm)

Cornerstone Elementary (T/Th 3-4:30pm)

Highlands School (M/Th 3:00-4:15pm)

Homewood Rec Center (M/W 3:30-4:45pm)

i3 Academy (T/Th 3-4:30pm)

Lipscomb Elementary (M/Th 2:45-4:15pm)

Mountain Brook Elementary (T/Th 2:45-4:30pm)

Oak Mountain Intermediate School (T/Th 2:50-4:20pm)

Shades Cahaba Elementary (T/Th 3-4:30pm) 

Trace Crossings Elementary (T/Th 2:45-4:15pm) 

Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge Elementary (M/W 2:20-4:00pm)

Vestavia Hills Elementary East (T/Th 2:30-4:00pm)

Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park (M/W 2:30-4:00pm)

Wellborn Elementary- 4th-6th grades (M/W 3:00-4:30pm)

YMCA Youth Center (W/Th 4:00-5:30pm)



6th-8th Grade Sites

Girls Inc. of Central Alabama- Heart & Sole-6th-8th grades (T/Th 4:00-5:30pm)

Minor Middle School- Heart & Sole- 6th-8th grades (T/Th 3:00-4:30pm)

Montevallo Middle School- Heart & Sole- 6th-8th grades (M/W 3:00-4:30pm)



Two girls
  • Registration opens @6am on 1/10 and will be first come, first served. 
  • Spring 23 season begins the week of February 13.
  • Teams will meet 2x a week.  See details for specific sites. 
  • The season ending 5K is the Girls on the Run 5k Tutu Run- date and new location to be announced soon!
Two girls

Fin-Aid - GOTR

Financial Aid

For financial aid inquiries, please contact Rebecca McWilliams 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: 

  • 20 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 Rebecca McWilliams 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