Each GOTR girl is paired up with a Running Buddy who runs, walks, or skips alongside her at the Final 5K. Running Buddies encourage and keep pace with their girl, ensuring her safety and sharing in her exhilaration as she crosses the finish line. Running Buddies can be members of a girl’s immediate community such as family members, teachers, or family friends. We also have additional inspiring and qualified women Running Buddies filling in to ensure every GOTR girl has a Running Buddy.
To be a Running Buddy, you are required to volunteer on two occasions: at your site's Practice 5k on May 15th or May 16th from 3:00-5:00 pm; and at the Final 5k on June 10th at 9:00 am.