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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  • 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.
  • Designate a site liaison to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below). This person will champion the program at your site; it is often the head coach.
  • Review the "Start a team at your site" packet for detailed information about our programs and bringing one to your site.
  • Gain support from the site administrator, like your school principal or director of the community center.
  • Recruit three to six volunteer coaches; all coaches must complete GOTR coach training prior to their first season of coaching.
  • Create a consistent practice schedule on two non-consecutive days; if your site is a school, right after school is often best for families but do what works best for your location.
  • Identify a safe, dedicated outdoor space and an indoor space to run the program that will be available on those dates/times.
  • Complete a site application - application for the Fall 2024 season opens March 25, 2024.
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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.
  • Helps identify three to six coaches from the community for each team*.
  • 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 process.

*If you are struggling to secure coaches, we might be able help through 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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