Become a Running Buddy

Be the inspiration to a young girl and help her cross the finish line of a non-competitive 5K. The job of a running buddy is to be by a girl’s side for this fun and exciting experience. That means running or walking at her pace, encouraging her to do her best, but also recognizing and respecting her limits. Your commitment is to run twice with your Buddy, once at the practice run (which is usually 2-3 weeks before the race, at the girl’s school) and the day of the main 5K race celebration.  You can find a complete list of our current site locations on our website under ‘Program Locations’.

To Become a Running Buddy, please complete the following steps. Once these steps have been completed you will be contacted by our Running Buddy Coordinator during the month of March/April to ensure that you are buddied up with a team.

Step 1:

  • Please register for our 5K race
  • Please select “ Running Buddy” from the category drop down menu.
  • Select the site that you would like to be a buddy at or select ‘choose for me’ and we will contact you to coordinate which site will work best for your schedule.

Step 2:

  • If you are not related to the girl that you will be running with, you will receive an email with a link to complete the Background Check prior to the 5k on May 20th.  This is at no charge to the Running Buddy.

Step 3:

  • Your contact information will be sent to the coaches of the team that you will be running with so that they can update you about their team practice 5k.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sandy Martinez, Program Assistant at sandy@girlsontherunutah.org