Establishing A New Site

Girls on The Run of Dayton was established in 2010. During our first season, we served 16 girls. Since then, we have served approximately 3,000 girls in Clark, Greene, Miami and Montgomery County. And, we are eager to make this life-changing program available to all girls in our area.

Want to start a Girls on the Run (3rd – 5th grades) or Heart & Sole (6th – 8th grades) team at your school or another site (e.g., church, rec center, etc.)? Here’s what you need to know.

Please Join Us

If you would like to learn more about our programs and what’s required to offer them at your site, please join us at one of our open house information meetings. If you plan to attend a meeting, please RSVP to Kayleigh Pratt at Drop-in guests are also welcome.

Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at 804 E. Monument St., Dayton

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at 804 E. Monument St., Dayton

Girls on The Run provides nearly everything you need to deliver the program!

  • National, successful Girls on The Run Curriculum – already taught to more than 1 million girls
  • All necessary program materials and supplies
  • Coach certification and training, including CPR and First Aid training for one coach per team
  • Ongoing support from start to the finish line!

Each site is required to provide the following:

  • Program support and approval from the school principal or site director.
  • Identify a Site Coordinator/Liaison (may also be a Coach).
  • Identify and confirm two coaches per team of 8 – 15 girls. Coaches must be available two times per week during the entire season (10 weeks in Fall, 12 weeks in Spring). Coaches do not need to be runners or have coaching experience.
  • A safe, dedicated space for running for 90 minutes twice per week for 10 weeks. THIS IS ESSENTIAL. This does not have to be a track; a field or blacktop area is fine. This area needs to be separate from other activities to limit distractions for the girls.
  • A consistent rain location that is indoors and private. This can be a gym or other indoor space that allows for running and that is separate from other programs.
  • Establish two non-consecutive days a week for a team(s) to meet for 90 mins. each time.
  • A plan for recruiting participants.
  • Distribution of registration forms.

To R.S.V.P. for one of our upcoming information meetings or to request more details about offering our program at a new site, please review our New Site Information Document 2018 or contact Kayleigh Pratt, Program Coordinator, at