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To become a running buddy, you must fill out the running buddy form and register for the race. Our Program Director will then contact you to fill out a background check before the race. For more information, read on to the FAQ section. We are now seeking running buddies for our Fall 2013 5k on Saturday, December 14th. If you are interested, submit the following form: Running Buddy form.
A Running Buddy runs, walks, skips or hops with a GOTR girl during her 5K experience at the end of season 5k. That means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on!
Can males volunteer as Running Buddies?
Running Buddies must be female, unless they are a parent/guardian, family member, or school staff. We strongly encourage families to participate in the program, and we encourage males to be Running Buddies only if they know the girl prior to Girls on the Run. We believe that girls benefit from having positive male role figures in their lives!
How often do Running Buddies volunteer?
Running Buddies only need to attend the Girls on the Run 5K at the end of the season. They will also have the opportunity to meet their buddy at her practice site before the race.
What are some qualities of a Running Buddy?
Running Buddies are fun loving, patient and supportive, they enjoy spending time with youth and have the ability to run or power walk a 5K.
Do Running Buddies have to run?
No, Running Buddies do not have to run. Running Buddies may be of all fitness abilities, but they do need to be able to complete a 5K. Running Buddies will be matched as best as possible according to pace.
How do I become a Running Buddy?
Follow these easy steps to become a Running Buddy this season:
I would like to run with a specific girl. How can I make sure that happens?
If you already have a personal relationship with a girl you would like to run with, you do not need to register to be a running buddy. You still need to register for the 5K.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Running Buddies?
Contact Amy Georges, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757 403 1154.