Each season Girls on the Run has dynamic coaches who volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls so that they are prepared to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults. Coaches need not be runners; they just need to be individuals who want to be a positive influence and who are committed to developing and celebrating our youth.
The volunteer commitment is for a ten week season, beginning during the week of February 5 and finishing with the Girls on the Run 5k during the first weekend of May. Coaching a team during a season requires a time commitment of 1.5-2 hours, twice a week after school. These days differ from team to team, with each site establishing its meeting days. Most teams meet immediately after school either on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays each week for ten weeks. Coaches must complete the mandatory 5-hour in-person training with an additional 1-hour online component before the season begins.