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5k for Girls on The Run!

  • May 12, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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Run or run-walk the 5k, or volunteer!



Women, men, families: Please join us for a 5k fun run to support Girls on the Run, as a runner,* or as a volunteer! Post-run: Meet for optional lunch.

* You can run this as a regular runner. Volunteering not necessary. Registration to benefit GOTR program.


Individuals, register here (link).

Families, see registration info here.

Volunteers, to be a running buddy alternate or other volunteer, register here.

* If you were unable to make a Running Buddy practice, you can still be a Running Buddy!  You will be paired with and meet your Running Buddy girl when you check in at 8:45am on race day morning.


"The fundraising goal is
1500 participants for Girls on the Run. Please help us accomplish this goal! Tell your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors all about Girls on the Run and the GOTR 5k.  Whether they want to run, volunteer, or cheer, invite them along for this amazing experience!"
-- Natalie Stack, Program Director


"The Girls on the Run 5k is a family-friendly, community event that strives to share the tools and inspiration for healthy living and self-confidence from the Girls on the Run after-school programs, with all members of the Bay Area community."


About GOTR

"Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit after school program that uses running to teach young girls about the importance of self-respect, physical activity, nutrition, and community service.  GOTR has a strong reputation in the Bay Area for increasing fitness and improving nutritional awareness in the families who need that information the most.  GOTR believes it is critical to reach girls at an early age to better prevent at-risk behavior such as eating disorders, obesity, substance abuse, depression and adolescent pregnancies.  Over 75% of girls in the program require financial assistance to participate."


Volunteer opportunities

Coach a Program, Join a Committee, Support a One-Time Event, Be a Lollipop Run Volunteer. See website for more registration info for Running Buddies and other volunteer positions.



More info
The Girls on the Run (GOTR) program

GOTR nonprofit info



Happy running!





An interesting article:
Benefits: Why Sports Participation for Girls and Women?


This is not a BRC event. It is just a notice of a run some people are doing. Each person is solely responsible for oneself, and for following race etiquette, laws, park rules, and park safety guidelines. Thanks.


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  • Laurie B.

    Sweet run with my girl buddy Sophia but we were both a bit sad that our other running buddy Allison was re-assigned to another girl buddy! Sophia did great, although a bit slower than our practice run with Allison around Lake Merritt....I think the churro's she ate the night before didn't help!
    Hope to see you around Allison!

    May 14, 2012

  • Rosanna

    Best race of my year. The reward was seeing the amazing improvement of my running buddy girl Mia in her running, from run-walker at practice, to focused, joyful runner at the race with a sprint finish. Her, & that of the other girls, smile and sense of accomplishment was the best award ever. Congrats to Mia, co-buddy cheerful John, all the girls & their Inspirational BRC buddies Laurie, Sean, Carol, Jackie! Thank you to all volunteers, Coach Anya for introducing us to program and for all your organization & work w/ us. Look forward to a possible trail version.

    May 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again next time.

    May 12, 2012

  • Rosanna

    Wow, 360 bay area girls to cheer on!

    May 7, 2012

  • Anya

    Not sure if you all are just doing the 5K or planning to volunteer as a Running Buddy... If you want to be a buddy to a girl, my team at Lake Merritt Oakland is still looking for volunteer running buddies. Shoot me an email if interested!

    March 30, 2012

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