Embark on a monumental journey...

An independent study led by Dr. Maureen Weiss, University of Minnesota, evaluated the impact of Girls on the Run on positive youth development. Findings show that Girls on the Run has a significant impact on the lives of girls - teaching critical life skills, increasing physical activity, building connections between peers, and more. In addition, Girls on the Run makes a stronger impact than organized sports and physical education programs in teaching life skills such as managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others, and making intentional decisions.


You can read more and watch a video about these exciting study results on our website,


Required of Volunteers:

  • Understanding and believing in the mission of the organization and acting as a spokesperson for the program
  • Serving as a role model and mentor
  • Preparing, organizing, and supervising the weekly lessons (co-facilitate)
  • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
  • Interacting with the parents of the program participants; planning and coordinating the end of the season celebration
  • Coordinating the community impact project
  • Attending the end of season community 5K event with program participants and other coaches
  • Attending mandatory 1.5 hour online pre-training and 6 hour in-person training
  • At least 1 coach has to be First Aid/CPR certified. If you need to get certified, GOTR offers three certification classes. Dates will be posted on our website in Fall 2019.
  • Junior Coaches are between the ages of 16-17.
  • Submit Criminal & Child Abuse Background clearances to GOTR Staff. We will need a FBI Fingerprint clearance if you have not lived in PA for at least 10 consecutive years.

For more information and to sign up, visit our website at For a list of participating schools, visit

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About the organization

Girls on the Run Montgomery and Delaware Counties

Glynis Braun
Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator
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