Coaches do not have to be elite runners. They just have to be over 18, maintain a healthy lifestyle and be committed to improving the lives of girls! New Coaches must complete online and in-person Girls on the Run coach training prior to the season starting. At least one coach per team must be CPR certified (a limited number of complimentary CPR training slots are offered to coaches on specific dates each season). All curriculum and materials are supplied and coaches are provided with a support network and tips along the way.
At Girls on the Run we are committed to equipping our coaches with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to lead their girls through a transformative season. During training, which consists of one hour of online learning and four hours of in-person training, you’ll learn about building GOTR style relationships, creating an environment girls can thrive in and developing a climate in which all girls are celebrated for their personal growth. You’ll also get the chance to practice leading a GOTR lesson, meet other coaches, share your expertise and have some fun. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you are new to coaching GOTR with us, please complete the three steps below. Returning coaches must complete the Return Coach Application, below, and ensure all clearances and certifications are current. Returning coaches may be required to complete brief periodic online training modules.
- Complete the Volunteer Coach Application.
- Complete the volunteer clearance process. Click here to view instructions.
- Attend coach training.
When you sign up to be a GOTR or H&S coach you’re signing up to inspire, empower, and change lives. Our coaches come from a range of backgrounds, professions and levels of experience. One thing they all have in common is a passion for helping girls grow. We are honored and excited to have you join our team of volunteer coaches! If you have any questions, please contact us.
Joining Team Adelaide is a great way to get involved with Girls on the Run if you want to make a difference and be part of this life-changing program, but may not be able to make the commitment to coaching for an entire season. As a member of Team Adelaide you will have the opportunity to assist our coordinators in the general day to day work of GOTR in an effort to ensure our program is delivered with integrity and quality with site visits and coach support/mentoring. You will become an ambassador for GOTR in your community and a partner with our GOTR Chester County team as we prepare for each season and 5K event. Team Adelaide volunteers are past coaches, past participants, or simply dedicated individuals who understand and embrace the mission of GOTR and have some time in their schedules to share with this inspiring organization. To join Team Adelaide, please complete our volunteer application and volunteer clearance process.
Becoming a member of our Advisory Board gives you an opportunity to engage in critical decision making, change and growth within our program. Working as a collaborative member of our team we can ensure Girls on the Run is reaching its full potential in Chester County and giving every girl a chance to activate her limitless potential. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of our Advisory Board, click on the button below to review the job description and submit your application.
Our 5K Event Committee works together to plan & execute the Girls on the Run 5K, which is our culminating celebration at the end of each season (fall & spring). If you would like to share your ideas and be part of creating this memorable event, please contact Kathryn Gute. If you are available to lend a hand at our end of season celebratory event - the Chester County Girls on the Run 5K, click on the button below.
BE A SOLEMATE
SoleMates are men and women who support Girls on the Run by raising funds for our organization while completing an event of your choice. The funds you raise will be used to continue to offer Girls on the Run throughout Chester County and to provide scholarships, making Girls on the Run an opportunity for EVERY GIRL. Just like the girls work toward their goal of running a 5K at the end of their 10-week session, we ask our SoleMates to commit their time and energy to accomplish a fitness goal. Your goal may be a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, full marathon, triathlon, bike race, mud run or some other event.
For more information, please contact Sue Holinsky.