Girls on the Run Coach

Coaching a Girls on the Run site is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you can have! We at GOTR are always looking for healthy minded, positive and FUN individuals to lead a team of a maximum of 16 girls. Parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, runners, non-runners, and people who are committed to developing and celebrating our youth make great coaches! Coaches serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate at more than 35 GOTR sites in Willamette Valley. At each site, 2-3 coaches deliver the GOTR curriculum twice a week for 90 minutes. If you are passionate about the GOTR mission, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season in the spring, and able to bring energy and joy to each practice, please join us!

We are now accepting applications 2017 Spring Season. 

One Coach must be at least 21 years old and must be female. Male coaches are welcome as assistant coaches. 


 Spring 2017 NEW Coach Application  

Spring 2017 RETURNING Coach Sign Up  


More information on coach requirements can be found in the Coach Application. Your application will be forwarded to our Program Coordinator who will follow up with you shortly.

How Do I Become A Coach? 

  • Complete the Coach Application and background check
  • Attend one of three Coach Training Sessions and online assignments.        

What it takes to be a Coach

  • Enthusiasm!                   
  • Complete a one day Coach Training and all online assignments.
  • Be willing to be active with the girls, but not necessarily be a strong runner
  • Co-lead curriculum lessons twice a week for 90 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Work together with 2-3 coaches per team.
  • Preferred is 3 coach per team.  Minimum required per school = 2 coaches + 1 trained substitute)
  • Motivate girls ages 8-11 (Elementary) or ages 11-14 (Middle School)
  • Head Coach must be 21 years old and female and Assistant Coaches must be 18 years old
  • Junior Coaches must be in High School
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required for at least one Coach.
  • Attend and cheer on your girls at the End-of-Season 5K


Dates for Coaches

Spring 2017 Elementary School Season: March 13 - June 6th

2017 Spring 5K:  Saturday, June 3th 


Spring Coaches' Training 

Spring 2017 Coaches:    Coaches are required to attend one in-person training day and complete online training lessons.

Feb 11  Eugene

Feb 18 Albany

Feb 25 Salem

March 4 Corvallis

Access Coach Resources

GOTR Coach Application