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Girls on the Run of the Bay Area


Girls on the Run is an after school program that educates and builds confidence in girls in the 3rd-8th grades. Our program uniquely combines physical activity with intentionally designed lessons that encourage mental, social, and emotional development.

Girls need us now more than ever! This season, we anticipate serving 700 girls at approximately 68 teams throughout the Bay Area. We are actively seeking dedicated, enthusiastic volunteer coaches who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons during the Spring 2021 season! We’ll provide you with training, curriculum, and supplies- everything you’ll need to coach a safe, successful season and help the girls in your community activate their limitless potential!

Safety Modifications for Spring 2021: The safety of our participants is a top priority for Girls on the Run. We will continue to support girls in an updated, safe environment:

  • We have limited our team size to 12 girls who will meet at their site twice a week for 8 weeks, with the possibility of transitioning to virtual programming depending on public health directives.
  • We provide training on how to successfully facilitate in a virtual and in-person format.
  • We provide training on our most updated safety plans and procedures

Coach Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a role model and mentor for the participating girls
  • Prepare & collaborate with other coaches to facilitate twice-weekly lessons
  • Attend both weekly practices (virtual or in-person depending on safety)
  • Communicate with parents/guardians of program participants as needed
  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K (virtual or in-person depending on safety)
  • Have fun motivating your girls to become healthy and confident!

Coach Qualifications:

  • Interest in inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident!
  • Able to complete 6 hours of on-demand coach training to prepare you to lead this season
  • Able to dedicate approximately 3-5 hours a week for 8 weeks (from March-May)
  • Interest in running or any form of exercise, a plus but not required (you do not need to be a runner or a competitive athlete to be a successful coach)!

We are recruiting coaches to serve with teams in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

To apply as a Volunteer Coach, visit our website at www.gotrbayarea.org/coach, and fill out our New Coach Application, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/5SLZO6Z180SBDE6

To register for a Virtual Information Session and learn more about our program, please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/33GVXOQZB7ENBUJ?sid=8eb1c2959d6d400e88cbee0a6c736221

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a local chapter of a national organization, and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. For more information visit our website at www.gotrbayarea.org., or contact us at (415) 863-8942

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About Girls on the Run of the Bay Area


The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street #31, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is on a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident! We administer non-competitive, curriculum-based running programs in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. The 8-week program combines training for a 5K running event with uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, and physical development. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Founded in 2002 Girls on the Run San Francisco is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Girls on the Run San Francisco is a chapter of Girls on the Run International, which was founded in 1996 and is based in Charlotte, NC. About 2000 girls participate in our local bay area programs each year.

Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation


Mon Mar 01, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021


Various LocationsSan Francisco, CA 94110



  • Mentoring
  • Sports Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Able to complete 6 hours of on-demand coach training to prepare you to lead this season Able to dedicate approximately¬†3-5 hours a week for 8 weeks (from March-May)¬†
  • LiveScan background check and fingerprint

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