Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit

Greater Detroit

Join us for our Spring 2018 Season!

Our Spring 2018 season will start the week of March 12th and go until the week of May 21st. Our GOTR 5K event is scheduled for Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Our run is the culmination of the whole program, and it’s an exciting day for the whole community.

Teams consist of a 1:8 ratio.  Teams consist of 16 girls and 2 coaches. A team site must have a completed site agreement before registration can be opened.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration is open until team fills to capacity or March 16th, 2018.

Early Registration– December 1st – December 31st for  $136 plus an early bird registration gift!

Tier One Registration– January 1st- March 4th for $136

Tier Two Registration– March 5th – March 16th for $150

We would love to have your daughter join in the fun at one of our several locations across Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

To find out if there’s a team running at your school or YMCA, please view the Locations page on our website.

The program fee of $136  includes:

  • Twenty 75 minute sessions conducted by certified GOTR coaches
  • GOTR t-shirt
  • GOTR cinch bag**
  • Water bottle**
  • Snack at each Practice
  • Grown Up Guide (GOTR, Heart & Sole only)*
  • Journal (Heart & Sole Only)*
  • End of season certificates and awards
  • Entry into season ending 5k & finisher’s gift

**Pre-season items are shipped directly to the coach

How To Register

Thank you for your interest in joining a Girls on the Run.

CLICK HERE for our Locations Page with direct registration links

Scholarship Program

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit believes in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. The YMCA’s financial assistance program, supported in part by the Annual Campaign, uses all available resources to provide support to those who have financial need and qualify for assistance. Scholarships are determined on an individual basis using a sliding scale and are reviewed regularly. Those applying for financial aid towards the GOTR program will be required to pay a minimum of $36 non-refundable deposit that will be counted toward their total $136. Financial aid is based on income, not everyone who applies will be awarded, and those awarded will not always receive the same amount. The participant is responsible for any remaining payment not covered by financial aid and non-refundable deposit.

CLICK HERE to download the YMCA Scholarship Application. This should be completed and returned to any local YMCA along with the appropriate paperwork. Spring Scholarship application deadline is February 28th, 2018.

For more information or assistance with your application please call the Girls on the Run main office at 313-223-2790.

How do I create my account?

If you are a member with an email address on file, you already have an account through ACTIVE. Go to and click the sign in button. On the login page, click “forget your password?” and type in the email address that you gave to communicate with the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit when you signed up for your membership. An email will be sent to you with your password.
If you are a member without an email address on file, or you do not know your email address that you use to communicate with the Y, then get started by creating a new account (
If you are not a member, you can still sign up for an account to see all of the offerings at our branches!

I forgot my password. Now what?

When you are prompted to sign in, check the Forgot your Password box and click Continue. You will be requested to provide the email address you used to create your account. To protect your information, after providing your email address, you will be requested to verify your identity by providing your first and last name as well as your date of birth. Upon submission, an email will be sent to you containing a temporary password. Upon signing in, you will be prompted to change your password.

If after completing this procedure you are still experiencing difficulties, please contact our office during regular business hours and a member of our staff will assist you.

*Please DO NOT create another Customer Account.

Will I receive unwanted emails?

No. By providing your email address, you will receive important communications from the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and its branches, mainly regarding your transactions and activities for which you’ve signed up. From time to time, offers and promotions from the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit will be sent to your email. You can unsubscribe if you do not wish to receive promotional emails from the Y.