Running Buddy registration is open!

We can’t believe it’s already that time of year, but Running Buddy registration is now open for the Spring Season!Share a girl’s exhilaration and excitement as she crosses the finish line of her first 5K. One of her favorite parts of the 5K day is having her very own Running Buddy by her side. The goal of Girls on the Run is for the girls to do their best and HAVE FUN! Girls are not encouraged to race competitively, but are encouraged to reach their own goals. For most girls, that’s making it to the finish line- whether it is by walking, running or skipping.

As a Running Buddy, you will be paired up with a GOTR girl during two 5K experiences: on-site at the Practice 5K on April 30th (Monday) or May 1st (Tuesday) and at the Girls on the Run 5K on May 19th (Saturday) in Seward Park. That means keeping pace with the girl, ensuring her safety, and cheering her on!

We have over 400 girls who will cross the finish line this season and we need your help to make this happen! If you are a fun-loving, patient and supportive female with the ability to run or power-walk a 5K, consider being a Running Buddy this season. We encourage males to be Running Buddies only if they already know their girl- for example, parent, guardian, brother, cousin, teacher or principal. It will be an unforgettable experience for you and your Girl Buddy as you cross the finish line hand-in-hand at the GOTR 5K on May 19th!


Apply Now!

  • Sign-up to be a Running Buddy by clicking here. Registration will be open until Sunday, April 8th. Paper applications can also be mailed to our office and are available for download here.
  • We have 33 groups this spring across the Puget Sound. For a complete list of locations and important dates click here. Registering early gives you a better chance of being placed at your preferred site!
  • Returning Running Buddies are eligible for a $5 discount when they register! Register today.
  • Can’t volunteer this season? Pass on the GOTR spirit to your family, friends, colleagues & co-workers!