Girls on the Run

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Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Meeting twice a week in small teams, trained coaches lead 3rd-5th grade girls through our research-based curriculum which includes dynamic discussions and fun activities that celebrate the joy of movement. Over the course of the eight-week program, girls develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.


Girls on the Run offers a sliding-scale fee structure, the full fee is $165, with three other levels down to $20. Registration fees cover the cost of delivering a high quality experience to all youth, including: participant t-shirt, water bottle, lesson supplies, 5K entry, 5K medal and other completion gifts, certified GOTR curriculum, program supplies for hands-on lesson delivery, twenty 90 minute sessions led by a minimum of 2 certified coaches (trained and background checked).
Girls on the Run fosters an inclusive environment and offers the opportunity for all to participate, regardless of financial circumstances. We offer a sliding-scale fee structure making financial assistance available to all. Registration allows you to self-select and pay the rate that corresponds with your situation. No income verifications. The full registration fee is $165 and there are 3 other tiers in the sliding scale structure, down to $20. Additional financial assistance is available to families who cannot pay the sliding scale registration fee. Email or call 608-831-4687 for more information regarding financial assistance.
Girls on the Run hosts two seasons each year, spring and fall season. Season are 8-10 weeks and ends with a celebratory non-competitive 5K event. Spring season registration opens in February (program starts mid-March. Fall season registration opens August 1st (program starts the week of Sept 11th). Online registration is available on our website.
GOTR programs are offered at ADA accessible locations.
Girls on the Run believes that all communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization. Girls on the Run accommodates individuals with special needs and/or disabilities. Please connect with our office for more information
Registration and promotional materials are available in Spanish. The program is delivered in English.