Heart & Sole

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Spring 2023 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run programming. 

Registration will open on February 6!

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  • The registration period will be February 6 - 28
  • Our Spring 2023 season will begin the week of March 6
  • Most practices will end by May 21 at the celebratory 5K
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SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION FEES

Heart & Sole teams have the option to meet once a week for 2 1/2 hours or once a week for 60-90 minutes each practice for 10 week. Make sure to check your team's practice schedule!


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 approximately 3,500 participants in grades 3 - 8 throughout Northern Virginia each year. Registration is $185 per participant and includes:

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

January 30

  • January 30

    New & Returning Site Deadline

  • February 6 - 28

    Registration Open

  • March 1

    Lottery Run & Teams Confirmed

  • March 2 - 17

    Late Registration Period

  • March 6

    Spring 2022 Season Starts

  • May 15 - 19

    5K Packet Pick Up Events (Tentative)

  • May 20 - 21

    5K Celebration Weekend (Tentative)

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FINANCIAL AID


Regular Registration Discounts
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- Coach family | $120
- Active & Retired Military | $160
- Sibling | $160

Late Registration Discounts:
- Coach family | $145
- Active & Retired Military | $185
- Sibling | $185

Payment Plans:
- 2-Payment Plan | 50% upon registration and 50% later date
- 3-Payment Plan | 35% upon registration, with subsequent payments of 35% and then final 30% 

Financial Assistance Options:
- Reduced School Lunch | $75
- Free School Lunch (SNAP, WIC, TANF, and Medicaid also eligible) | $22

The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family. You can also complete our Financial Assistance Form or call our office at 703-273-3153 to discuss with a member of our program staff. 

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My participant isn't a big runner; is this program for them? OR My participant is already a skilled runner. Is this program for them?

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, additional practice materials, 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. 

The online registration form will walk you through a few questions to find the fee that is right for your family. You can also complete our Financial Assistance Form or call our office at 703-273-3153 to discuss with a member of our program staff. 

View our Financial Assistance Options.

When does the 10-week season begin?

Practices will begin in March. The culminating event will be the 5K in May. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your participant's coaches once the season begins.

View the Spring 2023 Program Timeline here!

Do participants need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your participants will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for one who can, and consider joining us in a future season when they 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, GOTR NOVA 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.