Start a Team

 


Starting a team is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Thanks for taking the first step to becoming a Girls on the Run Rockies Site! Don’t forget to check our site list to see if your location already has a program. Please contact Katie.Redfield@girlsontherun.org for additional information.

Here’s what you can do to get your school up and running:

  • Identify a Site Coordinator. This could be YOU! It’s a simple, low time commitment to set up a team. This person works with the school to get permission, promotes the program to girls and families, finds coaches and registers students.
  • Find a Safe Place to Run at Your School. A track, field, or nearby park are great options. You’ll also want to choose a safe place for rainy days, like a classroom or gym.
  • Choose 2 days a week for the program. The program runs for 10 weeks and lessons are intended to take an hour each.
  • Recruit Volunteer Coaches. 2-3 adults who want to have a rewarding experience making a difference in the lives of young girls. No running experience necessary! We can help with this, too!

We do everything else!

  • Provide detailed lesson plans from our nationally recognized curriculum
  • Provide marketing materials to promote the program at your school and to keep parents informed throughout the season
  • Train coaches
  • Provide all the materials to lead each lesson
  • Provide on-going support throughout the entire season
  • Plan an awesome end of season 5k celebration

Ready to take the next step?

Complete a New Site Application

Download an Information Packet (PDF)