Start a GOTR site at your school or community center
Do you want to start a Girls on the Run® team at your school, church or neighborhood site?
We are now accepting Fall 2013 site applications.
View our girls in action to be inspired!
We are happy to meet with you, or your school administration, to introduce the Girls on the Run program and answer questions.
GOTR of GBR is expanding to sites in elementary and middle schools throughout the following parishes:
East Baton Rouge, Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermillion
We could also partner with YMCA’s, park facilities, and churches to offer our program in a variety of locations in an effort to reach as many girls as possible.
GOTR of GBR provides almost everything needed to run the program. The site would need to:
- Provide a contact person at the site (the Site Liaison) to coordinate with GOTR. This can be a staff member, teacher, principal, PTA president, parent and/or interested member of that particular community.
- Provide a safe place for running. This does not have to be a track. A field is fine. However, there would be a need to measure off part of the area for occasions when lessons require running a certain distance, e.g. 1 mile, 3k, etc.
- Provide a rain site (classroom, gym, etc.)
- Choose two days a week for meeting one hour to one hour and a half for each lesson
- Distribute registration forms to all girls in age group (3rd –5th for Girls on the Run and 6th – 8th for Girls on Track)
- Provide at least two coaches – Girls on the Run would train these coaches (The site must provide one coach; GOTR of GBR may be able to provide a second coach) Coaches do not have to be runners! See the support section of the website to read more about GOTR mentors.
We prefer a minimum of 8 girls and limit each group to a maximum of 20 girls. The minimum is based upon both financial and curriculum considerations. Because much of our curriculum is related to team building and group dynamics, having fewer than 8 girls may make it difficult to provide the experience we want to offer to the girls and more than 20 girls makes it difficult to establish the group rapport and the depth of community we are seeking. A single site may have multiple teams if the site has a large number of interested students.