Running Buddy

The Girls on the Run Running Buddy program is an important one that ensures the safety of all our girls during the Girls on the Run 5k, and also helps to motivate and encourage them to complete their goals! Here are some important details to know about Running Buddies:

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  • All girls participating in the Girls on the Run program must have a Running Buddy at the 5k.
  • Running Buddies must be adults over the age of 18 (unless an older brother or sister then must be 16 years or older)
  • Running Buddies may be moms, dads, guardians, family members, teachers, or community volunteers. If you have questions about whether you qualify as a Running Buddy please contact our council at 704.280.6203.
  • Community Member Running Buddies (not related or assigned by the parent) must complete a background check prior to the 5k.
  • Running Buddies must register for the 5k using our Running Buddy online registration and indicating which team and girl you will run with:
  • Online Running Buddy registrations should be completed by December 1st for the Fall 2014 season.
  • There is a $15 5k entry fee to sign up as a Running Buddy.
  • Running Buddies will run the 5k with their assigned girl, motivating and encouraging them to the finish line. At no time is it acceptable to use negative words or force to push the girl to finish. The 5k is meant to be completed at HER pace and is not a competition.
  • Running Buddies must arrive at the 5k to check in with their assigned team’s coaches no later than 8:15am. ┬áPlease do not go to the Registration booths, you will check in with your team.
  • If you wish to sign up as a Running Buddy for our upcoming 5k but do not have a girl to run with please contact our council for an assignment: 704.280.6203.