Running Buddies

Running Buddies

Share a girl’s excitement and enormous sense of accomplishment as she crosses the finish line of her first 5K run.

During the 10-week program, the girls slowly build stamina and increase the distance they run through game-based workouts. Rather than race competitively, girls are encouraged to strive for their own goals. Each Running Buddy is paired with a girl and runs by her side, encouraging her to do her best while also recognizing and respecting her limits.  Be the inspiration to a young girl and help her cross the finish line of her first 5K. The job of a running buddy is to be by a girl’s side for this fun and exciting experience. That means running or walking at her pace, encouraging her to do her best, but also recognizing and respecting her limits. You will join the girls for a practice 5K at their program site, and then we need you to help pace her through the main event!

Our Spring 2017 end-of-season celebratory event will be the Track Shack Run for the Trees Jeannette Genius McKean Memorial 5k on Saturday April 29th.

For a list of all locations and session times please visit our “Location” tab.

All Running Buddies must have a current Background check on file.  Background checks are valid for two years.   Spring 2017 Running Registration is currently closed.  Please check back in September to complete a Fall 2017 Running Buddy Volunteer Application HERE. Email our Program Coordinator with any questions.