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Spring Coaches Needed – Respond Now!  

It’s time to start planning for the spring season of Girls on the Run (GOTR).  If you would like to be a coach, an assistant coach, running buddy or a sub, please contact Melissa Bixby, Program Director, NOW via email or 388-4687. Please include where you would like to coach and the days you are available.

If you have coached before, please respond by January 13th if you plan on returning for the spring.  If you need to renew your CPR certification (every 2 years), you can do so at the new coaches training on February 11th.

If you haven’t coached before, you need to fill out a volunteer application and send it into the GOTR office ASAP. Applications can be found on the GOTR website.  All new coaches need to attend a day long training on Saturday, February 11th in Nampa. The training includes CPR certification.

All coaches need to be confirmed by February 3rd.

Spring sites are being confirmed right now.  We will limit the number of sites to 20 locations across the Treasure Valley. Existing sites will be confirmed first and then new sites will be confirmed based on remaining spots.

The spring season will begin the week of March 5th and run until the middle of May.  Our community 5K will be the Hornet Run 5K at East Jr. High in Boise on Saturday, May 5th.

We are anticipating a great spring season.  If you have any questions, please email Melissa Bixby, Program Director.

Other Volunteer OpportunitiesIf your schedule does not allow you to be a coach, there are other opportunities that allow you to be involved on a smaller scale.

  • Season Running Buddy (1-2 days per week during the season)
  • Community 5K Running Buddy (4 hours on Saturday, May 5th)
  • Site Visit Volunteers – Veteran Coaches (Time varies depending on schedule)
  • Snack Sorter (1-2 hours on any available day)
  • Supply Box Volunteer (3 hours on Sat. Jan. 28th)
  • Inventory Medical Kits (1-2 hours on any available day)
  • Welcome Packets (1-3 hours on any available day)
  • Inventory Curriculum Binders (2-3 hours on any available day)
More Info on these opportunities.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST
  • Be drug and tobacco free
  • Have a current Volunteer Application on file
  • Pass a criminal background check (if working with girls)
  • Have a positive and encouraging attitude
For more information contact Melissa Bixby atmelissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org or (208) 388-4687.

 Save the Date
Spring Registration Opens: Early February

New Coaches Training and CPR Certification: February 11th, Nampa 

First Coaches Meeting: February 21st or 22nd – tentative  

Spring Season Begins:

Week of February 27th – for Spalding Elementary

Week of March 2nd – for other locations

Spring Break:  No GOTR, End of March

Community 5K:  Hornet Run 5K, Saturday, May 5th

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