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Thank you for your interest in bringing a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program to your local school or facility! Girls on the Run is a character development program for girls in grades 3-8 that uses physical activity as a tool to introduce healthy lifestyle choices. The focus of the program is on increasing the girls’ self-respect and enhancing their confidence through an experienced-based curriculum facilitated by trained Coach Mentors. We hold our program in the fall, September-November. The season runs for 10 weeks with the girls meeting after school twice a week for 75-90 minute sessions.


In order for our program to grow and succeed, we require a strong and active commitment from our local site partners. The following things are required of all sites interested in becoming a Girls on the Run Saginaw Bay location:

  • A safe, dedicated space for running twice a week for 75 or 90 minute sessions over the course of 10 weeks. A track, field, or blacktop area is fine.
  • A consistent indoor location for inclement weather. This can be a gym or other space that allows for running.
  • Two to three coaches to serve as coach mentors and implement the GOTR curriculum at their location.  The Girls on the Run Saginaw Bay office will be responsible for training, communicating with, and providing all the materials your coaches will need to confidently implement the program.
  • A Site Liaison who is responsible for communicating with the GOTR Council Director, identifying days and times of programming, helping to publicize the program at their location, and signing the program agreement. Site Liaisons may also be asked to serve as a substitute coach at their location.


If you feel your site can commit to our program expectations, please fill out the form below. We will contact you within a week of receiving your Interest Application to set up a phone meeting or site visit. We accept Site Interest Applications throughout the year.