Heart & Sole

Our Heart & Sole middle school program meets the unique needs of girls of all abilities in 6th-8th grade. The program considers the whole person – body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection. Heart & Sole offers an inclusive place of belonging, where girls feel supported and inspired to explore their emotions, cultivate empathy and strengthen their physical and emotional health. At the end of the season, all program participants complete a 5K.

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 Heart and Sole programming. 

Registration for Fall season is OPEN!


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  • Timing

    Site Registration- Open

    Coach Registration- Opening early December

    Girl Registration- January 16th- April 19th (or until sites are full)

    5K- Early June


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Fin-Aid - Shared

Financial Aid

The scholarship approval process is included in the online and paper registration process. Simply answer the scholarship questions during registration, and the computer will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

June 6th

  • January

    Girl Registration opens!

  • April 14th

    Girl registration closes for Reno Schools.

  • June 10th

    Celebration 5K at Big Blue Adventure! More details to come.

Reg fees - SHARED

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 500 girls in the Reno/Tahoe area each year. Registration is $225 per girl and includes:

  • 20 ninety-minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR volunteer coaches.
  • Curriculum and lesson materials 
  • A healthy snack at each session
  • Official GOTR T-shirt and water bottle
  • 5K Registration fee
  • 5K Medal
  • Post 5K celebration
Registration Sliding Scale Guide

Registration Type

Full-Price Registration  $225

Financial Aid Option 1- This covers the cost of supplies, training of volunteers, and program support. 


Financial Aid Option 2- This covers just the hard cost of materials for the program per girl.

 Payment plans! We also offer payment plans for full price registration.

$126 the day you register, $99 on the first day of program.

What to Bring to Camp GOTR
  • Running/comfortable shoes
  • Appropriate summer camp clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Any necessary medical items (i.e. inhaler, medication etc).

Special thanks to PK Electrical, WETLAB and UNFCU for being camp sponsors!


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 actual cost of the program per girl is $290. However, through fundraising efforts and sponshorships, we are able to provide the 20-session program to you for just $200. Your program registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, activity sheets, lap counters and more, a GOTR t-shirt, a bib entry into the season-ending 5K, a finisher's medal, a GOTR water bottle and a healthy snack at every practice.

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 10-week season begin?*

Practices will begin in March for Spring teams and in September for Fall teams. 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.