Heart & Sole

Find all the details here for our Fall 2022 season of Heart & Sole for 6th-8th graders!

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Fall 2022

Thank you for your interest in Heart & Sole in Greater Cincinnati! 

See below for details about the Heart & Sole program, seasonal details, and how to register your child!

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Overview
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  • The registration period will be Monday, August 22-Wednesday, August 31
  • Our Fall 2022 season will begin the week of September 12
  • Teams practice twice per week from 10 weeks
  • Our celebratory 5K event will be Satuday, November 19 at Yeatman's Cove, downtown Cincinnati.
  • Program fees include:
    • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches
    • Curriculum and lesson materials
    • New, professionally-fitted running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports 
    • A healthy snack at each session
    • GOTR t-shirt 
    • 5K registration
    • 5K finisher's medal
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Financial Aid

Our mission at Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati is to never turn away a girl due to financial constraints. We offer financial assistance to any family in need.

The fee for the GOTR program is $165, which represents our cost for each girl to participate. This fee covers 20 uplifting lessons, new running shoes, a GOTR t-shirt, healthy snacks at each in-person lesson, journal, finisher’s medal, and more!

For anyone in need financial assistance, we adjust our program fee according to a sliding scale of annual family (total household) income, which allows our scholarship dollars to reach as many girls as possible. You do not need to complete a Financial Aid Application if you can pay according to this sliding scale, as follows:

Please pay your registration fee online using the following scale. Payment plans are available for full fee payments. 

Family Income:                       Registration Fee:

Less than $24,999                  $10.00

$25,000 - 34,999                     $30.00

$35,000 - 49,999                     $80.00

$50,000 - 74,999                     $130.00

$75,000 and up                       $165.00

If you cannot afford to pay the fee according to the sliding scale or cannot pay in installments, you can request further financial assistance.  Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee at the GOTR Office and awards scholarships based on financial need and available funds. 

August 22 - August 31

  • August 22 - August 31

    Program registration period

  • Friday, September 2

    Program lottery run

  • Week of September 12

    Fall season start!

  • Saturday, November 19

    GOTR 5K, Yeatman's Cove

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Registration Fees

Online Registration – Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati engages in a lottery based online registration system to ensure a fair and equal process for all interested participants.

To sign up for the lottery online, please have the following information available:

Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Emergency Contact Information
Health Information (Allergies, medications, etc.)
Credit/Debit Card
When you register your girl, you will be asked to submit a form of payment. You will only be charged for the registration if and when your girl is placed on a team. If there are more spaces available on the team than girls registered, everyone will be placed on the team and the remaining spaces will be open for first come, first served registration.

The lottery will occur on Friday, September 2 where the online system will randomly select girls that signed up for a designated location.

  • If your girl is randomly selected, your credit/debit card will be charged on Friday, Sept. 2, officially registering her for a team.
  • If your girl is not randomly selected, you will be notified via email and your credit/debit card will NOT be charged.
  • Payment/Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: A full program refund, less a $10 administration fee, will be granted for any participant withdrawal before the program start date of Sept. 12. A partial refund will be issued if the request is made before Sept. 23. No refunds will be issued after this date.
  • Paper Registration – Please contact the school for the registration form and additional information as paper registration is managed by the Site Liaison at the school. Paper registration is also conducted as a lottery.
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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?

The fee for the GOTR Greater Cincinnati program is $165, which represents our cost for each girl to participate. This fee covers 20 uplifting lessons, new running shoes, a GOTR t-shirt, healthy snacks at each in-person lesson, journal, entry in to the GOTR 5K, finisher’s medal, and more!

We can't afford the program registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?

We are committed to making Girls on the Run accessible to all who want to participate! Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, program scholarships are available to any family who needs it. 

For anyone in need of financial assistance, we adjust our program fee according to a sliding scale of annual family (total household) income, which allows our scholarship dollars to reach as many girls as possible. You do not need to complete a Financial Aid Application if you can pay according to this sliding scale, as follows (and payment plans are available at the $30 level and up): 

Family Income:                       Registration Fee:

Less than $24,999                  $10.00

$25,000 - 34,999                     $30.00

$35,000 - 49,999                     $80.00

$50,000 - 74,999                     $130.00

$75,000 and up                       $165.00

If you cannot afford to pay the fee according to the sliding scale or cannot pay in installments, you can request further financial assistance.  

When does the 10-week season begin?

Lessons begin the week of Sept. 12. Our celebratory 5K event will be held Saturday, Nov. 19. More information will be shared by the GOTR staff and by your girl's coaches once the season begins.

Do girls need to attend both days each week in order to register?

Yes! Since most of our teams fill up quickly, if your girl will be unable to attend all the sessions, please save room for a girl who can, and consider joining us in a future season when she can enjoy the entire program.

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 $30,000 in program scholarships for families in need. Click here to sponsor a participant this season.