Spring 2018 Registration

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Spring 2018 registration will open Wednesday, February 14th at 9am.
Spring season will begin March 5th and the Community 5k will be held in Springfield on May 19th.

Online registration is preferred. If you need computer access, talk to your school or stop by the GOTR office at 907 Clocktower Drive in Springfield. To register by phone, call the office at 217-726-9808. Click here for information regarding our program fees, financial assistance, and payment plans.

Enrollment in GOTR is limited to 15 girls per team! Most of our teams chose to conduct first come, first serve enrollment therefore it is important to register your girl early.

However, the following schools will have a lottery-based registration process due to high interest at those sites: A-C Central (grades 3-5), Black Hawk Elementary, Chatham Elementary, Farmingdale Elementary, and Owen Marsh Elementary. For more information on the lottery process, click here.

STEP 1: If needed, apply for financial assistance  (Opens February 12, 2018)

(If not needed, proceed to Step 2)

Scholarships are available for registrants who can demonstrate eligibility based on financial need. You must complete the Scholarship Application BEFORE completing the Registration Form and we will get back to you via email within 24 hours on the status of your application. You must wait until you receive an email stating your scholarship status/code before completing the Registration Form.

Please note: Submitting a scholarship application DOES NOT ensure a spot on the team and it does not affect your chances in a lottery-based registration process.

STEP 2: Register your girl! (Opens February 14, 2018 at 9am)

A parent or guardian must complete the Registration Form to register their girl at her school or community site. We accept debit card, credit card, or e-check for the registration fee. We also offer payment plans for your convenience.

Please be sure to read the NEW Girls on the Run International Pick Up and Release Policy prior to completing the registration form.

If you wish to pay by cash, call the office at 217-726-9808 for special instructions. Any payment made by cash must be received within 3 days or the registration will be canceled.


Girls on the Run of Central Illinois will refund the registration fee (minus $10 online service charge) if requested prior to the 2nd lesson of a Girls on the Run program. No refunds will be issued for any terminations after the 2nd lesson. In the event that an unforeseen illness or health issue arises after the 2nd 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.

Questions? Please call our office at 217-726-9808 or send your inquiry to

Attendance Policy

Due to the importance of group dynamics and the experiential learning process of the curriculum, guardians should be informed prior to registration that girls attending only one session a week are in violation of the Girls on the Run attendance policy.

Lottery-Based Registration

Several of our sites who have had high-demand for Girls on the Run in the past will be changing to a lottery-based registration process (instead of first come, first serve). All girls who register between February 14th at 9am and February 21st at 5:00pm will be entered into a lottery system for the 15 available team spots. Once you have completed the online registration, you will receive a confirmation email stating your girl has been placed in the lottery. This email does not guarantee a spot on the team.

Placement day will occur on Friday, February 23rd at which time you will be notified via email if your girl has been placed on the team. Your credit/debit card will only be charged if your girl is placed on the team.

A-C Central (grades 3-5) parents/guardians – At this site, the lottery registration will remain open until Wednesday, February 28 at 5:00pm. This does not apply to the Heart & Sole (grades 6-8) team.

Farmingdale Elementary parents/guardians – At this site, girls who have never participated in the program will have first preference in the lottery. This is to ensure all girls are able to participate in the program if they choose. We will open any remaining team spots (on a lottery basis) to girls who have participated in the past once the first lottery round has closed.