Start a Team

Start a Team

Ready to inspire the next generation to be joyful, healthy and confident? Explore this page to learn how you can start a team at a nearby school or community facility.

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  • The Fall 2024 Site Application is open! Teams are accepted first come, first served with a deadline of July 15, 2024.
  • Starting a team refers to offering the program to a group of 8-15 girl-identifying youth at a location or site near you. This team will be part of Girls on the Run Greater Connecticut. which serves Hartford, New Haven, Litchfield, Fairfield and Tolland Counties.
  • Designate a SITE LIAISON to serve as the program location contact (see the responsibilities of a site liaison below).
  • Check to see if there is an existing team at your desired location in your community.
  • Review the Site Recruitment Packet, which has information about our program and what it takes to start a team at your desired location.
  • Complete the Start a Team Application for the Fall 2024 Season. Review the information you will need to gather to complete the application
  • Recruit 3-4 VOLUNTEER COACHES who must fill out the coach application and attend required GOTR coach training. *You may request assistance from Girls on the Run in recruiting community coaches by August 1, 2024.
  • The location must provide a safe, dedicated outdoor and indoor space, where the program can be facilitated to the team at the dates/times determined for the program.
  • Identify two days a week for 75-90 minute practice.
  • Gain support from location administrators, such as a school principal or director of the community center.
  • Have questions? Contact Program Coordinator Kelly Hicks at
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Site Liaison Responsibilities

  • Acts as the main contact at the site for Girls on the Run families/participants and Girls on the Run council staff before and throughout the program.
  • Aids in team member recruitment efforts by distributing marketing materials (provided by Girls on the Run) and spreading the word about Girls on the Run throughout the site community and via email using provided digital templates. This helps ensure there is a full team for each season at this location.
  • Offers support to families who need assistance with registration.
  • Helps identify three to four coaches from the community for each team*.

*If you cannot secure coaches, we will work with you to identify coaches from our volunteer pool.


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Whether you are new to Girls on the Run or a long-time supporter who is ready to advance our mission and vision, we value your interest in learning more about how to start a team.

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