Start a Team

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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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  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of 8-16 girls at a location or site near you. This team will be part of the Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati council.
  • Check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below).
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet (click button above), for detailed information about our programs.
  • Gain support from location administrators, like your school principal or director of the community center.
  • Recruit three to six volunteer coaches, who must attend and complete GOTR coach training.
  • Identify a safe, dedicated outdoor space and an indoor space for the program that is available at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • Create a consistent practice schedule on two non-consecutive days.
  • Complete a site application - application for the Spring 2023 season will open in mid-October 2022.
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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 three to six coaches from the community for each team*.

*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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