Running buddy info

Dear GOTR family,

Well, we have our first week under our belt!  A HUGE thanks to you for all of your efforts helping us make our first week a success.  The girls are getting to know each other, their coaches and most importantly…themselves.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your daughter with us.  Over the next few weeks you will see her grow in confidence AND competence.  Please ask her to share  her experiences with you, and expand on the lessons she has learned, at home. Sometimes our greatest teachers can be our youngest generation.

When you registered your daughter, you were prompted to answer a question regarding running buddies. Below you will find the role of the running buddy outlined;

Every girl needs a running buddy for the end of the season celebration. The Running Buddy acts as a personal cheerleader for their buddy, making sure she steps up to the start line feeling confident. You do NOT need to be a runner, you do NOT need to be fast.  The most important role of the running buddy is to allow the girl to find her happy pace, and encourage her to keep moving forward.  If this will be your first 5k, you will find a training plan in the back of the parent guide to help you along.  If you are not able to fill that role, teachers, neighbors and family friends can also make great buddies.  If you have indicated at registration that your daughter will need a buddy, we will be contacting you.  If you need us to assign a buddy for your daughter, we will conduct a background check on them and connect you with the buddy on the day of the 5k.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Registration can be done online at or you can do a paper mail in registration.  That form can be found on our website at

We look forward to learning more about your daughter and watching her blossom throughout the season.  Think warmer weather!!!