TRAIN TO BE A RUNNING BUDDY!
As you may know, on race day all GOTR participants are required to be accompanied by an adult running buddy who is registered in the race. This requirement serves two purposes: to ensure that each girl safely completes the 5k, and to provide each participant with one-on-one encouragement and support as they take on a great challenge.
While GOTR is able to recruit volunteers who love running with our participants, we have found it to be more personal and special when the running buddy is a relative or close friend of the participant. Being a Running Buddy is a fun way of sharing the growth and excitement our participants have experienced this season, while crossing the finish line right alongside her. A Running Buddy could be a relative, family friend, or teacher, who is approved by the participants’ parent and is prepared to run a 5k event. In many cases, the opportunity to be a running buddy has encouraged families to get out and run together!
REQUIREMENTS: Running Buddies must be over the age of 18. Running Buddies must register for the event through the race registration link, which will be available on the GOTR web site in early Spring.
Please click here to download a free 5k training plan (PDF)