Heart & Sole

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

Heart & Sole Logo
Two Girls on the Run participants smile at the camera while running at an outdoor practice in yellow shirts


Current Season Details

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



Two girls
  • The Spring 2024 registration period will be February 15 - April 15.
  • Our Spring 2024 season will begin the week of April 8.
  • Our standard schedule is to practice 2x a week for 10 weeks. Some middle school Heart & Sole programs will meet ONCE per week for two hours, to better fit our 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls' busy schedules.  *Schedules will vary by site.
  • Our season-culminating 5K events will be held in early June.
  • We welcome children who identify as girls, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming.
Two girls

Fin-Aid - Shared

Financial Aid

Girls on the Run fundraises year-round to ensure that our programming is accessible to all families. Scholarships are offered on a sliding scale based on self-reported household income. The scholarship approval process is included in the registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. If you have questions, contact us at info@girlsontherunnj.org.

March 1 - April 17

  • July 15 - September 26
    The registration period
  • September 11

    Fall 2023 Season Starts

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 approximately 1650 girls in the GOTR NJ East area each year. Registration is $250 per girl and includes:

  • 10 two hour sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
  • Curriculum and lesson materials
  • A Heart & Sole Journal
  • Official Heart & Sole T-shirt 
  • 5K event fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Pre and Post 5K celebration
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $250
Financial Aid Option 1 
(Annual household income is between $80,000-$99,999) 
Financial Aid Option 2 
(Annual household income between $60,000-$79,999)
Financial Aid Option 3
(Annual household income is lower than $60,000)
Financial Aid Option 4
(Eligible for free or reduced lunch)
COVID-19 Information

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our girls and our coaches. We closely track the latest COVID-19 developments in the communities we serve and adapt our policies as needed. For the latest information, please visit the state of NJ’s COVID-19 Information Hub and the CDC’s latest updates and guidance.

Ma fille n’est pas une grande coureuse. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra? OU Ma fille est déjà une coureuse expérimentée. Est-ce que ce programme lui conviendra?

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?

Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR journal, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a GOTR keepsake, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K and a finisher's medal.

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, and we can also provide appropriate running shoes and attire if necessary. 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 16 lesson season begin?

Practices will begin the week of April 8. Our 5K culminating events will tentatively be held the weekend of June 1/2. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

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 relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $85,000 in program scholarships every year. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.

Do you welcome trans girls? Gender expansive girls? What about nonbinary and gender fluid children?

We welcome children who identify as girls, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming.