Program Information

Fall 2016 Locations
(continually being updated)

Fall registration will open online Wednesday, August 17th at noon, but there’s no need to race to the computer!

Registration Process:

Registration operates on a computer generated lottery process.

Lottery Process:

Lottery registration will remain open for 10 days: Aug. 17th – Aug. 26th 2016 at which time a random, computer generated lottery will be run.  If a program is not full after lotteries are run, the registration will re-open and participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the team is full.  Season registration closes Sept. 18th, which is one week after the season starts.

Girls who do not attend the host school, but would like to participate in GOTR at a specific location, may register if space allows starting Aug. 27th.


You will receive an email that you have been selected and your credit card will be charged.


You will receive an email that you are on the waiting list, and your credit card will not be charged, unless you move from the waiting list to the registered list.

All girls must be able to commit to BOTH practice days and times in order to participate.
Please make sure this is possible BEFORE registering.  Thank you!

Behavior Policy:

Any child engaged in behavior that threatens the health or welfare of other participants, coaches or other key Girls on the Run volunteers will be released from participating in the program.  Threatening behavior may include but is not limited to: physical injury, emotional maltreatment, abuse of prescription or illegal drugs, use of alcohol, carrying firearms or other dangerous items, using any item in a dangerous way,  or any other activity determined by a coach or administrator to be threatening to anothers health or well-being. Girls on the Run , their coaches, and key Girls on the Run volunteers reserve the right to remove any child from participation for any reason that does not fit the mission and goals of the organization.

Should you have questions regarding the program, please contact Jennifer West at 717-629-6329 or

* If your school says “paper registration” girls will be able to pick a registration form up at the designated area when school begins.

Fall 2016 Dates:

EventTime and Place
Online registration opens Aug. 17th. All schools using online registration will be using the lottery style registration. For more information on that, please visit our program information page.Aug. 17th
After the lottery is run on Aug. 26th all remaining spots will be open for first come first serve registration.Lottery registration period is Aug. 17th - Aug. 26th at noon.
Lottery is run. Sites with remaining space available after the lottery is run will reopen for first come first serve registration.Aug. 26th
Season Begins!Week of Sept. 12th
Online registration closesSept. 18th at midnight
GOTR 5k presented by OAL. Nov. 12th, 9:00 am at Millersville University
Our regular GOTR season practices will extend one week past the 5kRegular practices end the week of Nov. 14th
Season Ends -
Final Celebration
Week of Nov. 21st

Past sites are not automatically guaranteed to have a fall team.  If your school had a team in the past and they are not listed, that means we do not have any coaches for the fall at that school.  If you would like to coach at a school that isn’t listed as having a team yet, please contact Jennifer West for more information.
Participants have until the 4th practice to withdraw from GOTR and still receive a refund.  After that refunds are not available.
Questions regarding this?  Email Jennifer West

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a coach, please contact Jennifer West.

Season registration is $150.00 per girl per season based upon the sliding scale below.

Financial Assistance:

Our registration fee is $150.00, however we offer financial assistance to those in need based on household income and ask that a minimum of $10 be paid. Partial and Full assistance is based on annual household income and are available to anyone.  Please use our sliding scale below, if additional assistance is needed outside of our registration rates below, please call (717-629-6329) or email Jennifer West.  Thank you.   We never want money to be a reason not to join GOTR.

All financial information is kept confidential.

Family Income:Program Fee:
Greater than $55,000$150.00
*Minimum payment is $10.00 per participant

Online payment is with a credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover) or E-Check.  If additional payment options are necessary, please email Jennifer West or call 717-629-6329 to make arrangements.

For siblings, when $150 is paid for the first girl, subsequent sisters can pay a 10% discount.

Coaches’ daughters please accept our appreciative registration discount.  You pay only $100 for registration.

If additional financial assistance is needed please contact Jennifer West at

The registration fees support the following areas:

Each girl receives:

a season t-shirt
a race t-shirt
is registered for the 5k at no cost
end of season gift
gifts from national sponsors
a medal as they finish 5k
Grown_up Guide for parents
a lifetime of confidence and the power to walk tall

The fee covers:

liability insurance to protect the girls and coaches
CPR/First Aid training for all Head Coaches
background checks on every volunteer (over 500)
intensive coaches’ training
copies of curriculum binders
coaches’ boxes containing materials for the season
5k race day pre-race primping materials
end of season gathering of teams
supplies and thank you note materials for girls to use
Girls on the Run International annual renewal fee
Girls on the Run is giving girls the tools to navigate the Girl Box
(that place where girls go somewhere between 3rd-8th grade when they begin losing their true authentic selves).

At Girls on the Run girls learn to:

celebrate their bodies,
honor their voices,
recognize their gifts, and, activate their power!

The intangible gifts your girls will receive are “an investment of a lifetime”! Read what parents and girls are telling us:

“I realized that I could be crazy and I can be myself and how I can reach a goal if I try.” -Past participant

“It doesn’t matter if you cross the finish line first, it only matters if you cross at all.”-Past participant

“My daughter is having such a good experience she came home last week and  made a list of all the letters of the alphabet of the things that GOTR is teaching her–awesomeness, beauty, courage……” -GOTR parent

Your girls will finish the season with a lifetime of confidence and the power to walk tall!

GOTR of Lancaster privacy and cancellation policy