Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fees

We believe that building confidence and setting young girls down the path of a healthy lifestyle is priceless! However, there are real costs associated with delivering the Girls on the Run program to over 1,100 girls per year. The per season program fee is $150 per girl. This amount is subsidized by sponsors of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois, meaning the cost of providing programming and operating our nonprofit is greater than the program fee.

Registration for the Fall 2019 season opens August 14th!

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 celebratory 5k and pre-5k activities
  • All curriculum materials and supplies
  • 10 weeks of fun, dynamic lessons
  • Community service project
  • End of season awards and celebration
  • Comprehensive insurance

Financial Assistance/Scholarships

Our council serves a large territory with a diverse population and we want to ensure all girls who desire to participate in our program can, regardless of their financial status.

We are proud to honor our commitment that no girl is ever turned away for the inability to pay the registration fee; therefore we offer financial assistance (scholarships) on a sliding scale. Girls can receive a scholarship to reduce the registration fee to as little as $25. Currently, 50% of all girls in our program receive some type of financial assistance equaling over $50,000 per year.

Scholarship applications for the Fall 2019 season can be completed online starting August 12th. For more information on the application and registration process, click here.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois will never turn any participant away based on inability to pay. If you require assistance beyond our financial assistance program or would like to discuss other payment options (including deferred payment), please call our office at 217-726-9808.

Payment Plans

We are now able to offer payment plans for all online registrations. Parents/guardians can opt for 2- or 3-month payment plans during the registration process. The 1st payment will be processed at time of registration. For the Fall 2019 season, the 2nd payment will be processed September 25th and the 3rd payment will be processed October 25th.


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.