Girls on the Run Registration

Girls on the Run of the High Country offers two programs, Girls on the Run for girls in grades 3-5 and Heart & Sole for girls in grades 6-8. Any girl, regardless of school status or location, may participate at any of our sites.

Both programs inspire participants of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths while building a sense of connection and inclusive belonging in a team setting. At the end of the season, all program participants celebrate their accomplishments and build confidence by completing a community 5K.

The SUMMER  2024 GOTR-HC CAMP season is currently underway! Visit Camp Girls on the Run to learn more

For more information about dates for the Fall and Spring 2024-2025 seasons, please visit the Important Dates sections below.

Register for Girls on the Run

Each site is limited to the first 15 girls who complete on-line registration. Once the 15 person limit is met for each site, girls may either be placed on a waiting list or may register for a different site.


Any girl, regardless of school status or location, may participate at any of our sites.

  • Girls on the Run (GOTR): Girls in 3rd-5th grade
  • Heart and Sole (H&S): Girls in 6th-8th grade


The 2024 GOTR fee structure, which includes 18 classes, 5K registration, water bottle, medal, goody bag and t-shirt is as follows. The $25 and $75 rates are the GOTR-HC scholarship rates which will be chosen during the registration process:

  • $25: Girls who qualify for free or reduced lunch (proof may be required)
  • $75: Girls with extenuating financial circumstances (will be required to write an explanation statement)
  • $100: Standard fee

Fall registration opens on May 6, 2024

Locations and Practice Days/Times

Fall 2024 

Please check back, as sites are applying daily!

Ashe County (locations TBD)
Avery County (locations TBD)


  • Green Valley: Mondays & Thursdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • Parkway: Mondays & Thursdays, 2:45-4:15 p.m.


  • CB Eller: Mondays & Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

  • Mountain View - Wilkes: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45-5:30 p.m.

  • North Wilkesboro: (practice dates and times TBD)


Ashe County

  • Mountain View ES:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Avery County

  • Crossnore ES:  Mondays & Thursdays 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Watauga County

  • Cove Creek:  Mondays & Thursdays 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

  • Hardin Park:  Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:15 p.m.

  • Mabel:  Mondays & Thursdays 2:35 - 4:15 p.m.

  • Valle Crucis:  Mondays & Thursdays 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Valle Crucis H&S:  Mondays & Thursdays 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Watauga County Parks and Recreation H&S:  Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Wilkes County

  • N/A

Important Season Dates

Fall 2024 Season

  • April 15, 2024: Fall 2024 Site Application opens until August 30, 2024
  • April 15, 2024: Fall 2024 Coach Application opens
  • May 6, 2024: Registration opens for the Fall 2024 GOTR and H&S Season
  • May 6, 2024: Registration opens for Fall 2024 GOTR 5K for running buddies, past participants, and community runners
  • September 8, 2024 1:00-3:00 pm: Coach Training for Fall Season of GOTR, Leon Levine Hall, Boone, NC
  • Week of September 16, 2024: Fall season start date for all sites
  • December 8, 2024: GOTR-HC 5k, Wilkesboro

Spring 2024 Season

  • November 1, 2023: Spring 2024 Site Application opens until January 15, 2024
  • November 1, 2023: Spring 2024 Coach Application opens
  • December 11 , 2023: Registration opens for the Spring 2024 GOTR and Heart & Sole Season
  • January 28, 2024: Spring 2024 GOTR Coach Training (Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences)
  • February 5, 2024: Spring 2024 season start date
  • May 5, 2024: Spring 2024 season GOTR-HC 5k in Boone

Payments and Refunds

Online payment options include paying over a secure server using a credit card. Payment in this manner results in immediate confirmation of registration. For other payment options, including check, cash, DSS voucher, etc., please call Mary Sheryl Horine at 828-262-7557.

GOTR-HC Refund Policy

  • Written notice received prior to first class: full refund minus a $25.00 administrative charge.
  • Written notice received prior to second class: 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be given after the second class has met

Please note: It is the policy of Appalachian State University that an IRS W-9 form must be on-file in order to generate a refund check.

Register a Girls on the Run Site

Girls on the Run of the High Country is excited about building partnerships in Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Wilkes and Watauga Counties.

If you are motivated to start a site at your school or another community center location, or if you would like to continue a current site next season, please complete the site application form.

The Fall 2024 site application deadline is August 30, 2024.

For more information, download the New Site Information Packet (pdf).

If you have questions about registering or continuing a site, please contact our site coordinator Heidi Tait at