Girls on the Run (3rd-5th) or Heart & Sole (6th-8th) Coaches are the heart of our program and have a meaningful impact on all the girls on their team. Teams of 2+ coaches work together to lead a group of 6-15 girls through our curriculum for a 10-week season.
Coaches are expected to attend twice weekly 90-minute practices for the entirety of the season as well as attend their team's 5K as outlined in Season Details above.
Coaches do not have to be “runners”; they only need to have the desire to serve as role models for the girls by engaging with girls during practice, encouraging girls throughout the lessons and workouts, leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining positive attitudes.
The research-based curriculum is developed so that coaches can easily facilitate the lessons with a small amount of preparation weekly. Coaches are unpaid volunteers and can be anyone in the community; no experience is necessary. Anyone can be a great GOTR coach! We encourage individuals of all genders, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds to join us for our transformative program.