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

During the 12-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 Fall 2010 end of season 5K will be the Reindeer Run 5K on Saturday, December 11.  Running Buddies are responsible for their own race registration, which can be done online at

To register as a Running Buddy, please click on the link next to the site you are interested in supporting.  For a list of all locations, session times, and practice 5K dates visit our “Location” tab.

All Running Buddies must have a current Background check on file.  Background checks are valid for two years.

Background Release Form:   GOTR Background Release Form