Become a Running Buddy

EVERY GIRL THAT PARTICIPATES IN THE 5K MUST HAVE A RUNNING BUDDY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 5K AS A RUNNING BUDDY

When you arrive at the registration page, click on the drop down arrow in the field called "CATEGORY" then select "Running Buddy" as your option. 

Being a Running Buddy is an important job!  Running Buddies are fun loving, patient, and supportive individuals that enjoy spending time with youth. A Running Buddy walks, run, hops or skips with a GOTR girl during her 5K experience at the end of season 5K. This means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on from start to finish line!

Running Buddies MUST be family appointed, or coach-coordinated/family approved.  

Family appointed means that the Running Buddy is either a family member, or family friend/neighbor or church community relation that the family invites and has officially register for the 5K.

Coach-coordinated/family approved, means that the coach utilizes the school staff/faculty community to fill a needed position, and discusses it to receive full consenting approval from parents prior to their registration.  It is acknowledged by our Council to be the same as Family appointed due to the parental involvement and consent.  

Running Buddies may be any fitness level, the only requirement is they complete the 5K with their appointed girl.

EVERY GIRL THAT PARTICIPATES IN THE 5K MUST HAVE A RUNNING BUDDY.

All Running Buddies MUST complete the Girls on the Run 5K registration with payment.  An early bird discounted registration fee is available during the GOTR Program registration period.  The rate increases after GOTR site registration closes.  

Running Buddies MUST fill in the name of the girl they are running with, and her school, at time of registration, or they will not be able to submit to completion. 

Requirements of Running Buddy:

  • Attend the GOTR 5K Sunday December 18th at 2:00 pm at Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Attend practice 5K (optional, but strongly encouraged)
  • Ability to run, walk, jump, skip, or hop a 5K!
  • Register for the 5K (starting August 29th)
  • Must be 16 or older by the date of the 5K
  • Submit a background check (if not assigned by the girl's parent/guardian)