4 Ways You Can Support Girls on the Run
Over the past 20+ years, Girls on the Run has touched the lives of more than 2 million girls. The impact our programs have had wouldn’t be possible without the help of generous supporters who dedicate time and resources to help more girls be a part of a team and have a safe space where they can grow into their true selves, learn how to treat others with compassion and have an opportunity to give back to their communities. With the start of the fall season just around the corner — and especially considering the current circumstances — now is a great time to get involved with Girls on the Run in your community.
Whether you’re looking for a season-long commitment or wanting to help make the program accessible for all girls, here’s how you can give to the girls in your community:
Coach a team. Girls on the Run teams are led by volunteer coaches who use an easy-to-follow curriculum to teach each lesson, whether in person or virtually. Each coach’s experience is different, but one thing we continually hear is how much coaching impacts volunteers’ lives and serves as a reminder for valuable life lessons that are applicable long past elementary and middle school.
Volunteer at an event. If you’re not able to coach an entire season, consider volunteering at a one-day event. Depending on your council, this could be assisting with a fundraising event, helping out in their office for a few hours or volunteering at the end-of-season 5K. To get involved, connect with your local council to reach out to them about opportunities.
Become a SoleMate. SoleMates provides you with the opportunity to give back while you train for your next running event or physical activity challenge. For some events, SoleMates receive benefits like guaranteed race entry, training groups and support leading up to the race. Click here to become a SoleMate today! A big thank you to our partner, Fleet Feet, for all of their support with this program.
Donate. Your donation to Girls on the Run directly impacts the lives of girls. It can provide scholarships for girls who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate, help pay for coaching bags and snacks for girls during practice, and allow councils to grow and expand the program to make it possible for more girls to participate.
No matter how you choose to support Girls on the Run, you’re making a difference in the lives of girls. Learn more about supporting GOTR girls by clicking here!