Start a Team

Start a Team

Ready to inspire the next generation to be joyful, healthy and confident? Explore this page to learn how you can start a team at a nearby school or community facility.

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  • Designate a Site Liaison to serve as the main site contact for families and Girls on the Run council staff.  
  • Offer a safe and accessible outdoor place (and restrooms)
  • Provide a designated accessible indoor space in case of inclement weather
  • Accommodate a regular practice schedule 2 times a week for 75-90 minutes
  • Indentify 2 - 3 coaches from within your community. (Coaches must attend in-person coach training on August 26, 2023)
  • Complete a site application for the Fall 2023 season by August 25, 2023.
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Acts as the main contact at the site for Girls on the Run families/participants and Girls on the Run council staff before and throughout the program.
  • Aids in team member recruitment efforts by distributing marketing materials (provided by Girls on the Run) and spreading the word about Girls on the Run throughout the site community and via email using provided digital templates. This helps ensure there is a full team for each season at this location.
  • Offers support to families who need assistance with registration.
  • Helps identify two to four coaches from the community for each team*.

*If you cannot secure coaches, we will work with you to identify coaches from our volunteer pool.


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Whether you are new to Girls on the Run or a long-time supporter who is ready to advance our mission and vision, we value your interest in learning more about how to start a team.

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