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Girls On The Run

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Program: Fall & Winter

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Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd – 5th grades. Meeting twice a week in small teams, Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event which gives participants a sense of achievement and a framework for setting and achieving goals.


SUNDAY, August 23 at NOON! SEASON STARTS: WEEK OF September 20th.

Interested participants can register at:


As an organization we have listened to both the coaches and families and have decided to have two options this coming fall depending on what you are comfortable with. We will be offering an in-person program with the ability to seamlessly transition to online if needed. The other option is an all virtual program. Please click here for more details.

  For teams who opt to participate in-person, our intention is for the team to meet in-person for as much as it is safe to do so with precautions in place. If there is inclement weather, an outbreak of the virus, your team can seamlessly transition to use the virtual curriculum. In-person teams will be limited to 12 girls and 2-3 coaches to allow for safety measures.

If your team is online-only, then the practices will use the online platform Google Meet to deliver the robust virtual programming (CLICK HERE to see sample GOTR virtual lesson and CLICK HERE for a Heart & Sole lesson). Online-only teams will be limited to 12 girls and 2-3 coaches to allow for increased online participation.


Online Registration – Girls on the Run of Central Maryland is first-come, first-served basis with registration opening on Sunday, August 23 at 12 noon.

When you register your girl, you will be asked to submit a form of payment. If a space is available you will be charged. You will only be charged for the registration if and when your girl is placed on a team. **If you have been put on the waiting list your card information was taken but not charged. We will contact you if a spot opens.

**Maximum enrollment is 12 girls per team.  **Please be advised that all programs are subject to change due to availability of coaches. In the event we have to cancel a program, we will give you a refund.

Click here for GOTR Fall 2020 Safety Plan.  Program registration includes 16 lessons, a program t-shirt, a GOTR water bottle, activity journal, registration for GOTR Virtual 5K, and a GOTR cinch sack.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Susan Michel at 443-864-8593 or via email at

Chair/Co-Chair Responsibilities

The Head Coach is a volunteer position that works with a team of coaches to facilitate the Girls on the Run curriculum to program participants. This position entails approximately four hours per week for a 10-week commitment.


  • Head coach must be a woman

  • Must be at least 21 years old

  • CPR and First Aid certified

  • Must consent to and complete a background check

  • Attend Girls on the Run coach training

  • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls.

  • Serve as a role model for program participants

  • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons

  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery

  • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants

  • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K

  • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season party

The Bushy Park Elementary GOTR team is looking for assistant coaches to support the already identified assistant coach. If you are interested in helping, click here for more information on the responsibilities of this role.

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