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Running Buddies & Power Patrol

Each of our GOTR girls deserves to have all of the support she can get! Instead of just one Running Buddy, build her a team of running buddies (the Power Patrol).

Families are encouraged to build Power Patrols for their GOTR girls--moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, cousins, and FEMALES of all ages simply register for the Girls on the Run 5k Run/Walk and create a game plan for your Power Patrol!

How it Works

Make a plan to meet your Power Patrol at the start line to cheer on your GOTR girl, and agree to each complete the 5k at her own pace (and with a positive attitude)--whether that means running, walking, or skipping!

Those who finish first should plan to wait at the finish line to cheer in the remaining members of their Power Patrol and then enjoy the post-5k festivities as a team.

It's the perfect 5k for first-timers or experienced runners! Just be sure that at least one Running Buddy maintains the GOTR girl's pace.

Your Power Patrol can be as simple or as creative as you'd like. Some have chosen to wear matching costumes, tiaras, capes, or socks. (Just be sure your GOTR girl wears her GOTR t-shirt so she can receive her medal at the end of the 5k).

This is considered a noncompetitive run, and our GOTR girls understand that everyone in this 5k should be encouraged for running, walking, or skipping at her own pace, making it perfect for first-timers or seasoned runners.

Your biggest responsibility as a Running Buddy or Power Patrol member: Negativity and pressure to compete should be avoided at all costs!

Get your Power Patrol ready for the GOTR 5k with these free training programs:

5k Running Training Plan

5k Walking Training Plan

Running Buddies and Power Patrol must register for the Girls on the Run 5k they will be running.


Power Patrol
"It's not about being faster than everyone else. Girls on the Run is about being a real team by working together and being positive. Even if you decide to walk, your teammates encourage you."


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