Heart & Sole

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

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Spring 2023 Site Applications are Open

Our spring 2023 season will run the week of February 13th through April 30th. Site (team) applications for schools or community centers are now open.


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  • The spring 2023 season will begin the week of February 13th, and registration for particpants will open in late January.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks.
  • The season-culminating 5K event will be Sunday,  April 30th, at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore

For our current Fall 2022 season, the season-culminating 5K event will be Sunday, December 4, 2022. Please visit the 5K page for more information.

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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. 

September 1 - September 13

  • September 1 - September 13
    The registration period
  • September 19

    Fall 2022 Season Starts

  • November 28 - December 2

    Last week of Fall 2022 season

  • December 4

    Celebratory 5K 

Reg fees - H&S

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 6th-8th grade girls in the Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties each year. Our participant registration is $160 and includes:

  • twenty 75-90 minute sessions or ten 120-minute sessions conducted by certified H&S volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • Official GOTR Heart & Sole T-shirt 
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration

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?

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?

Though our cost per particpant is $222, through generous donors we're able to offer the 10-week, 20-lesson program for $160. 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 5K experience.

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.. 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.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin the week of September 19. The culminating event will be the 5K on Sunday, December 4. 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, 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 of the Greater Chesapeake relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $109,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant(s) this season.