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Starting a New Site

 

 Girls  on the Run Hudson Valley currently hosts the program in 6 counties: Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester. A site can be a school, parks & rec facility, fitness center, community park, or many other possibilities.  If you are interested in starting a site outside our jurisdiction, please contact our national office, www.girlsontherun.org for more information.

Step 1: Read New Site Information Guide

Download and review our New Site Information Guide.

New Site Information Guide

Step 2: Prepare

  • A Site Liaison: A contact person at the site to coordinator with GOTR.  This person can be a site employee or a parent.
  • Volunteer Coaches: Each team is required to have a minimum of two and maximum of four coaches per team. We will provide the training, coaching materials and background checks.
  • A safe place for running: This does not have to be a track. A field is fine.  The running area should be a minimum of 1/4 of a mile and be completely visible (e.g., not around a building).
  • An inclement weather space: Indoor space safe, (gym, classroom, cafeteria) reserved twice a week for GOTR. This space should NOT conflict with other programs (e.g., there must not be an aftercare program, basketball practice, etc.).
  • Practice Days: Choose two days per week and the time the participants will meet for 75-90 minutes per day. Make sure the selected indoor and outdoor spaces are available on the days chosen. 

Step 3: Complete a Site Application

Site applications for the falls 2017 season must be submitted by August 18, 2017.

Upon receiving the site application, our Program Director will review the application and be in touch to arrange a site visit and work out the final details. All applications are subject to prior approval. A submitted application does not guarantee the program will be offered.

New Site Application

Step 4: Start the Coach Application Process

The Site Liaison, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches need to complete the online application.

New Coach Sign-Up

 

Questions

Contact us with any questions:

Northern Region Program Manager (Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam)
Kim Otruba at
kim.otruba@girlsontherun.org


Southern Region Program Manager (Rockland & Westchester)
Brandi McLendon at
brandi.mclendon@girlsontherun.org