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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  • Site applications for the Fall 2024 season will open online May 15  - To lean more, contact
  • Check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of 8 to 20 girl-identifying and gender expansive youth. Team Recuitment Flyer.
  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below)Site Liaison Checklist
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet, which has information about our program and what it takes to start a team at your desired location.
  • Identify a consistent practice schedule (same days/times each week) based on the program offered at your location.
  • Recruit 2-4 volunteer coaches, who must attend and complete Girls on the Run coach training. Coach Recruitment Flyer
  • Ensure the location provides a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated to the team at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • Review and share our Participant Fees & Financial Assistance Guide
  • Gain support from location administrators, such as a school principal or director of the community center. 
  • Discuss grant funding for coach stipends and/or participant fees.
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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*.
  • Customize site flyer and use to promote the program 

*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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