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Wed Sep 05, 2018 02:30 PM - Tue Nov 27, 2018 05:00 PM


The Birmingham MetroBirmingham, AL 35223
Girls on the Run Birmingham


How does Girls on the Run work?

  • 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:
    • understanding ourselves,
    • 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
  • A small allowance for each team
  • Training
  • Support throughout the season


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Aprox. 2-4 hours a week

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