Volunteers will help with 5K registration, assisting pre-registered runners and event day runners. Approximate arrival time 8:00 a.m. Time commitment is 2 to 4 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.
Volunteers will help with logistics and operations. Potential responsibilities include: parking attendants, helping to distribute water to runners, assisting runners at the start line and on the course. Approximate time of arrival is 8:00 am. Time commitment is 2 -3 hours. These volunteer opportunities are best suited for adults, older teens and adult groups.
Volunteers will help greet buses upon arrival and assist coaches with their 5K materials. Assistance will also be needed with runner refreshments and medal distribution at the finish line, and at the information and merchandise tents. Approximate time of arrival is 8:00 a.m. Time commitment is 2 to 3 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.
A Girls on the Run® Running Buddy must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and harness the inner strength that they possess. Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.
The Running Buddy acts as a personal cheerleader for a Girls on the Run participant by attending the practice 5k and the end of season Celebration 5k. The Running Buddy completes the 5k with their girl buddy and expresses support and enthusiasm for her accomplishment! Depending on the needs, Running Buddies may be paired with one girl, with a small group of 2 or 3 girls, or they may be asked to run alongside the group to encourage and support the girls.