Program Fees

You can’t put a price on changing lives, or preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and empowerment. However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs to approximately 1,000 girls in central Illinois each year.

The out-of-pocket cost for Girls on the Run of Central Illinois to deliver the 10-week program to one girl is approximately $190, but thanks to the generosity of local donors and sponsors, we are able to provide it to families for $150.  In order to ensure that no girl is turned away based on an inability to pay, Girls on the Run offers scholarships based on a sliding scale, ranging from $25 to $125.

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What does the $150 program fee include?

The tangible items each girl receives with her program fee include:

  • 20 lessons delivered by trained Girls on the Run coaches
  • Official Girls on the Run t-shirt
  • 5k finisher’s medal
  • Entry to end of season 5k and festival
  • All curriculum materials and supplies
  • 10 weeks of fun, dynamic practices
  • Community service project
  • End of season awards and celebration
  • Comprehensive insurance


Girls on the Run of Central Illinois will refund the registration fee (minus $5 online service charge) if requested prior to the 4th lesson of a Girls on the Run program.  No refunds will be issued for any terminations after the 4th lesson. In the event that an unforeseen illness or health issue arises after the 4th lesson, such instances will be handled on a case by case basis. If a site is canceled due to insufficient registration or other circumstances deemed appropriate by Girls on the Run of Central Illinois, the full registration fee will be refunded.