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.
Step 1: Contact DeeDee Amentas at DeeDee.Amentas@girlsontherun.org 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.