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Establishing a New or Returning Girls on the Run Location

A site is usually a school, but may also be a community center or other facility suitable for a running program. All you need is a safe outdoor space to run in (such as a field or track) and an indoor space (such as a gym or classroom). Each program requires a minimum of 8 participants and is limited to a maximum of 15.

There is no fee involved with starting up a new site. GOTR Stark provides all the training, curriculum, snacks, and supplies to run the 10-week program at your location in either Stark or Wayne County, Ohio.

Site and Coach Applications for the spring season are now being accepted.

The basic process is outlined below. The detailed process is included in our New Site Application Packet.

  • Step 1: Contact DeeDee Amentas at to let her know you are planning a program at your site. She will let you know if there are established programs at this site, and put you in touch with a site liaison, if one exits. THIS MUST BE YOUR FIRST STEP.
  • Step 2: Identify a Site Liaison (a teacher, principal, or other on-site adult) to assure a smooth implementation of the program by securing appropriate training space and serving as a link between coaches, participants, parents, PTG, and Girls on the Run of Stark County. This is usually the head coach, but if there will be multiple teams, a separate volunteer.
  • Step 3: Provide safe dedicated outdoor space for running and an indoor space in case of rain.  THIS IS ESSENTIAL. (Many sites require a building permit, please check with administration after you have confirmed that your site is not already reserved by another coach.)
  • Step 4: Provide a head coach and two assistant coaches for your site. Coaches must attend training and meet the expectations listed on our coach page.
  • Step 5: Complete the online site application no later than January 21, 2017. (Incomplete applications may be rejected.) Missed the deadline? Start planning for fall 2017! Contact DeeDee Amentas for details.
  • Step 6: Once all requirements are completed, our staff will contact you with your official site approval.
  • Step 7: We provide marketing materials for you to distribute at your school. You will receive a copy before it goes to press. Please check it carefully before approving and check for any administrative requirements at your site.

Download this PDF to share the process with your Wayne County school principal or other site administrator.

Or, for an outline for Stark County, download this PDF.

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Spring 2017 Important Dates

February 1, 2017:

Program Registration Opens

Stark County SoleMale Registration Opens

March 2017: Round up for GOTR Stark at Second Sole

March 3, 2017: Coach Applications CLOSE

March 4, 2017: Last Coach Training for Spring 2017

March 5, 2017:

Stark County Program Registration closes

Wayne County Program Registration closes

March 6, 2017 (week of): Stark & Wayne County Spring Programs Begin

March 10, 2017: Girls on the Run Night at Second Sole

March 18, 2017: Girls on the Run night with the Canton Charge

March 24, 2017: SoleMale Registration CLOSES

March 31, 2017: LUNAFEST at the Canton Palace

May 2017: SoleMale & SuperGirls Announced

May 2017: Round up for GOTR Stark at Second Sole

May 20, 2017: STARK COUNTY Girls on the Run Spring 5k Run/Walk (Women Only) & Early Fall program registration opens

May 21, 2017: WAYNE COUNTY Girls on the Run Spring 5k Run/Walk & early fall registration opens (details to be announced soon)


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