Program Information

Online registration is open until March 13th, 11:59 pm

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!

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EventTime and Place
Online registration opensFeb. 2nd, 8:00 pm
Online registration closesMarch 13th 9:00 pm
Season DatesWeeks of March 2nd-May 18th
GOTR 5k presented by OALMay 16th, 9:00 am at Franklin and Marshall College

Lottery System Registration
You spoke and we listened!  To eliminate the stress of having to “race” to a computer as soon as registration officially opens to secure a spot on a team, we are now offering a “lottery” system as an alternative to our “first come, first serve” registration process.  For our sites that fill very quickly the lottery system will help to ensure a fair opportunity to participate in the program for all interested girls by giving a two week time frame to complete the registration process.
There are a few schools that will be using the Lottery System for registration this fall.  If your school is using the Lottery System, it will say “Lottery System Registration” next to your school’s name on our spring location page as well as on the actual registration form.  For these schools, registration will be open for one week starting Feb. 2nd at 8:00 pm.  What this means is that as many people who want to register for the team can during this two week period (as long as the participant attends this host school).  Registration will close for these schools on Feb. 9th at 11:00 pm; on Feb. 10th our system will randomly choose the participants to fill the available spots for that team.  Once the team participants are selected, those participants will get an automated email stating so with a follow up email from the GOTR coach.  Girls who are not placed on the initial team will receive an email from GOTR letting you know and asking if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.  Girls who do not attend the host school, but would like to participate in GOTR there, may register if space allows after the lottery has been run.  Please email with questions.  If space is still available after the lottery is run, registration will open again to fill the remaining spots.

* If your school does not say “Lottery System Registration”, than your school’s team will be “first come, first serve” as it has always been in the past.

Registration for girls who do not attend the host school will begin Feb. 14th.

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!

Past sites are not automatically guaranteed to have a spring 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 spring 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.

Registration is always on a first come – first serve basis.
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.

Please Note: All our GOTR and GOT sites are based on a first come, first serve basis.

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

Financial Assistance:

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 only (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover).  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 first child and $75 for subsequent daughters.

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!

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