Girls On The Run

Program: Fall & Winter

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.

The program begins the week of September 22 and the 5k will be held on Saturday, December 7. Registration opens at 12noon on Sunday, August 18.

Interested participants can register at:

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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