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We're proud of the momentum we've created with Girls on the Run Programs in our region. We'll reach over 1,900 girls this year and we're interested in making the program available to all girls in Greater Cincinnati. Most of our programs are held at schools, but we do have some teams that meet at local churches, YMCAs and other community centers in our region.
If you are interested in learning more about how to bring a program to your community, here's what you need to know:
Girls on the Run provides nearly everything needed to deliver the program:
12-week fall or spring programs open to girls in either 3rd-5th grades or 6th-8th grades
Nationally successful Girls on the Run curriculum
All necessary program materials and supplies
Coach certification and training
Each program location is required to provide the following:
A safe, dedicated space for running for 1 hour twice per week for 12 weeks. THIS IS ESSENTIAL. This does not have to be a track; a field or blacktop area is fine. This area needs to be separate from other activities to limit distractions for the girls.
A consistent rain location that is indoors and private. This can be a gym or other indoor space that allows for running and that is separate from other programs.
Program support and approval from the school principal or site director
A plan for recruiting participants.
Distribution of registration forms to all participants. Teams consist of 8-12 girls the first season, and up to 15 girls in future seasons.Locations are only allowed to host one team their first season..
Provide a minimum of 2-3 coaches per team for your site. Coaches must be available two times per week during the entire 12-week program (see Head Coach Description) . We require a minimum of 3-4 volunteer coaches per team. Girls on the Run can assist with developing a plan for identifying more volunteer coaches ahead of the season. Coaches do not need to be runners or have coaching experience.
A Site Liaison ( see Liaison Role Description for a description of this person's role).
Secure storage area for program supplies, snacks, etc.
If you are interested in starting a new program, please download and complete a site application. The application deadline for finalizing a fall program is June 1 (a site visit and all details must be finalized by this date). The application deadline for finalizing a spring program is November 1 (a site visit and all details must be finalized by this date).
If you are interested in starting a program outside of the Greater Cincinnati area, please visit Girls on the Run International.