Participants meet twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls.
Trained volunteer coaches help them learn important life skills through engaging lessons and fun running activities.
The nationally proven curriculum focuses on three main themes:
valuing relationships and teamwork, and
understanding how we connect with the world at large.
At the end of the 12-week program the girls complete a celebratory 5k run that gives them a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
Volunteer Coach Commitment and Responsibilities:
Commitment to be at practice for 12 weeks, 2 days a week for 90 minutes each day. Teams meet after school normally from 3-4:30pm. The Fall 2018 season will start September 5 and will end on November 27.
Attend the season-ending Magic City 5k with the girls on Sunday, November 18.
Attend a five-hour training session prior to the start of the season. Training will be held in late August.
Become CPR and First Aid Certified. Girls on the Run will provide training for at least one coach per team if necessary.
Girls on the Run Birmingham provides coaches with:
A nationally proven curriculum, lesson plans and all supplies for each team meeting