Girls on the Run, an amazing program that encourages confidence, perseverance, and healthy choices in young girls, is looking for 600 women to volunteer as Running Buddies for their spring 2016 5k.
The volunteer commitment is minor: you run with your girl at a practice 5k and at the Girls on the Run 5k on May 21. That's it. About 90 minutes each time. I know as well as any woman that if you've got kiddos to pick up from school or a sitter to relieve, groceries to buy and - of course - laundry to do, committing to anything can be a challenge, but this is a very easy program to feel good about making time for. I've been a running buddy five times and loved it each time!
The practice 5k will be at your running buddy's practice site on May 4th or 5th (depends on the site); you can select sites that would work for you when you register. The Girls on the Run 5k will be on May 21 with the location still to be determined, but you can be sure it will be in the Portland metro area between 9a and noon. Click here for online registration, AFTER reviewing the site list, which you can see below. Note that a number of sites offer two different sessions. Registration is $35 which includes your GOTR shirt, 5k registration, and background check - and supports the program.
Sites for this season's GOTR program, alphabetical by city:
Butternut Creek Elementary at 20395 SW Florence St.
Kinnaman Elementary at 4205 SW 193rd Ave.
Reedville Elementary at 2695 SW 209th Ave.
Cooper Mountain Elementary at 7670 SW 170th
Hazeldale Elementary at 20080 SW Farmington
Oak Hills Elementary at 2625 NW 153rd Ave.
Sexton Mountain Elementary - TWO SESSIONS: M/W and Tu/Th - at 15645 SW Sexton Mountain Dr.
Ladd Acres Elementary at 2425 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Forest Hills Elementary – TWO SESSIONS: M/W and Tu/Th – at 1133 Andrews Rd.
Lot Whitcomb Elementary at 7400 SE Thompson Rd.
Ainsworth Elementary at 2425 SW Vista Ave.
Bethany Elementary at 3305 NW 174th Ave.
Duniway Elementary at 7700 SE Reed College Pl.
Duniway Track – TWO SESSIONS: M/W and Tu/Th – at SW Sheridan and SW Barbur
Earl Boyles Elementary at 10822 SE Bush St.
Gilbert Heights Elementary at 12839 SE Holgate Blvd
Grant Park – TWO SESSIONS: M/W and Tu/Th – at Grant Park
Harrison Park School at 2225 SE 87th Ave
Hayhurst School at 5037 SW Iowa St.
Llewellyn Elementary at6301 SE 14th Ave.
Marysville School at 7733 SE Raymond St.
Rock Creek Elementary at 4125 NW 185th Ave.
Harvey Scott School at 6700 NE Prescott St.
Sitton Elementary at 9930 North Smith St.
Stephenson Elementary at 2627 SW Stephenson St.
Vernon School at 2044 NE Killingsworth St.
Whitman School at 7326 SE Flavel St.
Carus School at 14412 S. Carus R.
Holcomb Elementary at 14625 S. Holcomb Blvd.
Edward Byrom Elementary at 21800 SW 91st St.
Cedaroak Park Primary at 4515 Cedaroak Dr.
Sunset Primary at 2351 Oxford St.
Willamette Primary School at 1403 12th St.