Start a Team

Start a Team

Ready to inspire the next generation to be joyful, healthy and confident? Explore this page to learn how you can start a team at a nearby school or community facility.

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  • Join us virtually for a Start a Team Info Night on Tuesday, July 30thth 6:30-7:15pm! Fill out this form to register!
  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of 8-20 girls at a location or site near you. This team will be part of Girls on the Run Minnesota.
  • The location must provide a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated to the team at the dates/times determined for the season.
  • First check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Designate a SITE LIAISON to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below).
  • Review the New Team Info Sheet, which has information about our program and what it takes to start a team at your desired location.
  • Recruit at least three VOLUNTEER COACHES, who must submit coaching applications, complete background checks, and attend and complete GOTR coach training.
  • Identify TWO DAYS A WEEK (nonconsecutive) for practices (90 minutes each)
  • Establish a recruitment plan (min 8 girls, max 20)
  • Complete a Start a Team Application 
If you have additional questions about starting a program site, please contact 
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Acts as the main contact at the site for Girls on the Run families/participants and Girls on the Run council staff before and throughout the program.
  • Aids in team member recruitment efforts by distributing marketing materials (provided by Girls on the Run) and spreading the word about Girls on the Run throughout the site community and via email using provided digital templates. This helps ensure there is a full team for each season at this location.
  • Offers support to families who need assistance with registration.
  • Helps identify two to four coaches from the community for each team*.

*If you cannot secure coaches, we will work with you to identify coaches from our volunteer pool.


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Whether you are new to Girls on the Run or a long-time supporter who is ready to advance our mission and vision, we value your interest in learning more about how to start a team.

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