The Colossal Vail 50/50!!

AZ Train Days Fall 2016

The GOTR of Tucson Fall season is well under way and we are looking forward to cooler weather! And what comes with cooler weather???? The Colossal Vail 50/50!!

The event on Saturday, November 12th 2016 is for everyone and comes exactly 2 weeks after the GOTR Fall 5k.  What a perfect way to keep your exercise regimen going for you and your family.

Check out the childrens event for all kids ages 7-12, the race, post-race activities and goodies and rewards are FREE for all run participants!!

For event information and to save your spot register today at http://www.aztrail.org/cv5050/kids.html

The Girls on the Run of Tucson Fall 2016 Host Site registration is now open!!!

The Girls on the Run of Tucson Fall 2016 Host Site registration is now open!!!

Secure your spot in the Fall 2016 program as a Host Site.

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The Fall 2016 season begins much earlier than past seasons so the time to submit your Host Site Application is NOW!!

Go to: https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-of-Tucson-Fall-2016-Site-Application

Basic site requirements to host a GOTR team:

  • Must provide a current completed Host Site application (includes returning sites)
  • Have a dedicated Site Liaison (this can also be a coach) – see Site Liaison Job Description
  • Must hold lessons 2x per week for 10 weeks (may be non consecutive due to holidays, early release, closed, etc)
  • Must provide at least 2 coaches (must have 1 Head Coach and at least 1-2 Assistant Coaches; coaches may be assigned by GOTR when possible)
  • Must provide indoor space for inclement weather/written lessons
  • Must provide suitable space for running lessons

Basic coaches’ information:

  • All coaches/volunteers must submit a completed volunteer application via Raceplanner – coach/volunteer application links close 8/10/2016 12:00 AM
  1. https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-Fall-2016-New-Coach-and-Volunteer-Application
  2. https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-Fall-2016-RETURNING-Coach-Application
  • All new coaches must attend a mandatory 1 day training –Saturday 8/6/2016, 7:30am – 11:30am (or up to 4:30pm for additional CPR/First Aid training) at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road
  • All coaches must be GOTR background checked within 2 years – GOTR provides this free service via the coaches Raceplanner application link
  • Coaches can be school staff, teachers, parent volunteers or other adults from your community – see Assistant Coach Job DescriptionHead Coach Job DescriptionJr Coach Job Description

Other program information:

  • Team registrations for August participation can begin now or as agreed with program coordinator.
  • Lessons begin approximately beginning to mid August 2016 (varies by district or site)
  • End of season 5k for all teams – Saturday October 29, 2016 in affiliation with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners TMC Get Moving Tucson Weekend event– Downtown Tucson, 110 N. Church Street at Jacome Plaza by the Main Library and Old Courthouse.

Additional program information: Must have a minimum of 8 girls to start a team, maximum of 15 girls per team.

  • Participants and their guardians should know in advance that they cannot substitute another activity or program (such as school play, tutoring, other sports program) for 1 day of Girls on the Run lessons. Academics are priority and we encourage your students to focus on their grades prior to GOTR. We understand that absences will happen however if your student knows in advance that they can only attend 1x per week she should not register for the program. Attendance policies are enforced.
  • Participant recruitment flyers, GOTR brochures and other informational materials can be provided to Site Liaison.

Cost is $75 per girl, per season; Scholarships provided upon request via Raceplanner Application. Participant application links will be provided to confirmed participating sites.

We look forward to meeting you and including your site on the Fall 2016 Roster!

Program Coordinator: Sylvia Brown (520) 324-4745 sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com

GOTR Spring 2016 Host Site Registration Is Open!!!

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Can you believe it?!   The Girls on the Run Spring 2016 Host Site registration is now open!!!

To secure your spot in the Spring 2016 program as a Host Site, the time to submit your Host Site Application is NOW!!

Go to: https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-of-Tucson-Spring-2016-Site-Application

Basic site requirements to host a GOTR team:

  • Must provide a current completed Host Site application (includes returning sites)
  • Have a dedicated Site Liaison (this can also be a coach) – see Site Liaison Job Description
  • Must hold lessons 2x per week for 10 weeks (may be non consecutive due to holidays, early release, closed, etc)
  • Must provide at least 2 coaches (must have 1 Head Coach and at least 1-2 Assistant Coaches; coaches may be assigned by GOTR when possible)
  • Must provide indoor space for inclement weather/written lessons
  • Must provide suitable space for running lessons

Basic coaches information:

  • All coaches/volunteers must submit a completed volunteer application via Raceplanner – coach/volunteer application links close 1/31/2016 12:00 AM
  1. https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-2016-New-Coach-and-Volunteer-Application
  2. https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-2016-RETURNING-Coach-Application
  • All new coaches must attend a mandatory 1 day training – Saturday 1/9/2016, 9am – 1pm (or up to 4pm for additional CPR/First Aid training) at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road
  • All coaches must be GOTR background checked within 2 years – GOTR provides this service via the coaches Raceplanner link
  • Coaches can be school staff, teachers, parent volunteers or other adults from your community – see Assistant Coach Job DescriptionHead Coach Job DescriptionJr Coach Job Description

Other program information:

  • Team registrations begin December 1, 2015 or as agreed with program coordinator
  • Lessons begin approximately mid January 2016 (vary by site)
  • End of season 5k for all teams – Sunday April 10, 2016 at Sporting Chance/Curtis Park – 1200 W. Curtis Road

Additional program information: Must have a minimum of 8 girls to start a team, maximum of 15 girls per team.

  • Participants and their guardians should know in advance that they cannot substitute another activity or program (such as school play, tutoring, other sports program) for 1 day of Girls on the Run lessons.  Academics is priority and we encourage your students to focus on their grades prior to GOTR. We understand that absences will happen however if your student knows in advance that they can only attend 1x per week she should not register for the program. Attendance policies are enforced.
  • Participant recruitment flyers, GOTR brochures and other informational materials can be provided to Site Liaison.

Cost is $75 per girl, per season; Scholarships provided upon request via Raceplanner Application.  Participant application links will be provided to confirmed participating sites.

We look forward to meeting you and including your site on the Spring 2016 Roster!

Program Coordinator: Sylvia Brown (520) 324-4745 sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com

 

GOTR FALL 2015 5K NEWS & EVENT UPDATES!!!

GOTR FALL 2015 5K NEWS & EVENT UPDATES!!!

The Fall 2015 Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest benefiting Girls on the Run of Tucson 5k is almost here!!  Check here for event information, volunteer opportunities, race day details and updates on what to expect on race day!

Fall 5k  5K GIRL  5k volunteers

CALLING ALL RUN BUDDIES! – GOTR is in need of Run Buddies that are able to run, hop, skip, jump and basically guide and accompany a 3rd – 8th grade Girl on the Run through the 5K run course.  Girls come in all levels of running ability and her Run Buddy should keep pace (fast or slow) and encourage her through the finish line.  All Run Buddy volunteers must complete and pass a background check as part of the volunteer registration.  All background check fees are covered by Girls on the Run of Tucson.  There is no fee to register & you must be at least 18 years old. Each approved Run Buddy will get a #2 bib on event morning, a color coordinated bandanna to match the GOTR tee (burgundy), 5k finisher medal and free post run food. Spaces are limited to register now click  here.

CALLING ALL 5K VOLUNTEERS! – As girls from across our area come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they will be depending on volunteers like you to help them shine!!  ALL volunteer 5k categories are now open from Setup, to Run Buddies, to handing out 5k medals at the finish line.  If you have never volunteered for a GOTR 5k, be prepared to have fun and be in awe of what over 300 3rd – 8th grade girls and their coaches have accomplished during their 10 weeks of training.

To see all volunteer categories click here.  Pick your spot and register on Raceplanner now!

  • What: Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest benefiting Girls on the Run of Tucson
  • When: Saturday December 5, 2015
  • Where: U of A Mall – Look for the Pink and White Girls on the Run Tents
  • Time: 7:30 am check in

Frequently asked Questions – Don’t know where to go?  Where to park? How to get your run bib? What to expect?  Click What To Expect At A 5K Fall 2015 for frequently asked questions.

Where should I park? – Parking is available throughout the UA campus but please be aware of PERMIT ONLY parking. All parking garages are free this weekend and we recommend the following three parking lots.  Click here for a complete map of UofA campus parking areas.

  • 2nd Street Parking Garage
  • Cherry Street Parking Garage
  • Main Gate Parking Garage

Where should I go when I arrive? – GOTR Families and Run Buddies should look for the GOTR White and Pink tents which will be located in the UofA Mall area within the 5k route area.  To view the 5k route and GOTR check in location click here.

Additional information: For GOTR participants and Run Buddies event day itinerary and additional information click GOTR Fall 5K Flyer.

Friends and Family GOTR registration – does your Girl on the Run already have  her required 1 Run Buddy but would like to have additional friends and family run with her?  To register click here. Registration fee applies.

Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest – For details on other fun race day events visit the website here.

Call for Coaches – Fall 2015

Call for Coaches – Fall 2015

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Girls on the Run of Tucson needs you!

Coaches are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women.

Do you want to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential?

Learn about the GOTR mission and how you can help to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect!

ALL COACHES

  • Must attend one day training session on August 29, 2015.
  • Must attend the end of season 5k event on December 5, 2015.
  • Must submit to background check.

Girls on the Run coaches do not need to be elite runners.   As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and are committed to improving the lives of girls, you can serve as a coach.  GOTR coaches empower girls by encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

HEAD COACHES

  • Must be female and at least 21 years of age.
  • Must commit to 7-10 hours per week for 10 weeks including; two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly plus planning time.
  • Complete First Aid/CPR certification – provided by GOTR
  • Prepare, organize, and supervise two weekly lessons to implement the Girls on the Run curriculum.
  • Lead the program participants through each lesson.
  • Interact with parents of program participants.

ASSISTANT COACHES

(This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who can’t make the more rigorous commitment of being a head coach)

  • May be male or female and at least 18 years of age.
  • Must commit to 3-5 hours per week for 10 weeks; including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly.
  • Assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the Girls on the Run curriculum.
  • Attend coaches meetings in absence of head coach.

LESSONS WILL BEGIN THE FIRST WEEK TO MID SEPTEMBER (varies by site) AND RUN THROUGH DECEMBER 5, 2015

To become a New or Returning Girls on the Run coach please complete your application on one of these links.

New Coaches Registration Link:

https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-2015-Coach-Application

Returning Coach Link:

https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/Girls-on-the-Run-Tucson-2015-RETURNING-Coach-Application

Sites currently looking for coach support – Lesson days & times indicated per site

Canyon View Elementary 5725 N Sabino Canyon Road

Head Coach, 1-2 Assistant Coaches

Mon 1:30-3:15
Wed 3-4:45pm

     Cragin Elementary         2945 N Tucson Blvd

Head Coach, 1-2 Assistant Coaches

Tue & Thur 3:00 – 4:30pm

 

    Grijalva Elementary        1795 W Drexel Rd 

1 Assistant Coach

Tue & Thur 2:00 – 3:15pm

 

         Cavett Elementary            2120 E Naco Vista

Head Coach, 1-2 Assistant Coaches

Tue & Thur 2:45 – 4:15pm

               St Michael’s                 602 N Wilmot

1 Assistant Coach

Mon & Wed 3:30 – 5pm

      Wright Elementary           4311 E Linden Street  

1 Assistant Coach

Tue & Thur 2:45 – 4:15pm

Utterback Magnet Middle 3233 S Pinal Vista

Head Coach and 1-2 Assistant Coach

Tue & Thur 4-5:30

Questions?  Contact the program coordinator at Sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com or (520) 324-4745.

GOTR Fall 2015!!!!

GOTR Fall 2015!!!!

Coach Recruiting Inspiration

Can you believe it???  1 Million girls have been served and with your help, we are ready to serve another million one girl at at a time! #million

The Fall 2015 season program is here and you can help prepare 3rd -8th grade girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect by becoming a coach for the after-school program, Girls on the Run! (GOTR)

Coaches do not need to be elite runners. As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and are committed to improving the lives of girls, you can serve as a head coach, assistant coach, or junior coach! GOTR coaches empower girls by encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

GOTR sites are located throughout the Tucson community and surrounding areas. Practices typically take place in the early afternoons and no weekends.  Practices begin at most sites the week of September 13 and runs through early December.

All coaches:

  • Must attend a full day training session on August 29, 2015
  • Must attend the end-of-season 5K event on December 5, 2015
  • Must submit to a background check

Head coaches:

  • Must be female and at least 21 years old
  • Must commit to 7-10 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly plus planning time
  • Complete First Aid/CPR certification (This will be provided at coaches training at no charge)
  • Prepare, organize, and supervise two weekly lessons to implement the Girls on the Run curriculum
  • Lead the program participants through each lesson
  • Interact with parents of program participants

Assistant coaches:

*This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who can’t make the more rigorous commitment of being a head coach

  • May be male or female and at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to 3-5 hours per week for 10 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly
  • Must assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the GOTR curriculum
  • Attend coaches meetings in absence of head coach

Junior coaches:

  • May be male or female under age 18
  • Must commit to 1.5-3 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Junior coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week
  • We ask each junior coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls
  • Each junior coach is asked to support the head and assistant coaches and program participants in many ways

For more information on coaching responsibilities, please click here.

To apply for a coaching position, please click here to submit a volunteer application and specify your interest. For more information contact the program coordinator Sylvia Brown.

  • By email: sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com
  • By phone: (520) 324-4745
  • By mail: GOTR of Tucson at TMC
    5301 E. Grant Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85712

This way for a healthy family – ShapeUpUS Family Engagement Day

Mark your calendar for September 27th when we’ll be at Ventana Vista Elementary for the ShapeUpUS Family Engagement Day.

Starting at 9am and continuing until 1pm Girls on the Run will be there with the agility ladder and hula hoops. Bring the family and join us in realizing a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is feww to boldly pursue her dreams.

We’re partnering with the Arizona Deparment of Education to bring health and education together all in one place.

See flyer here 9.27.14 family engagement Flyer rush

Coming Soon – Spring 2015!!!

Coming Soon – Spring 2015!!!

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The good, the bad and…..

With the Spring 2014 season behind us, we did not forget about our teams, coaches, volunteers and supporters.  GOTR of Tucson will not be hosting a Fall 2014 season however we encourage all to continue your health regimen by continuing to eat right, play right, exercise and keep moving!

The good news is Girls on the Run of Tucson will be returning with a BANG in Spring 2015 with a brand new curriculum #3!  Now is the time to start planning for your Spring 2015 team.  If you have not experienced the GOTR program and would like to know more about how to start a team or when and where to join, check out the Volunteer Tab for more information or contact the program coordinator at sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com.

We look forward to seeing returning sites and new sites as well.  Contact us today to hold your spot for Spring 2015!

Spring 2014 – Calling all Coaches!!

Spring 2014 – Calling all Coaches!!

What Inspires You?

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The Spring 2014 season is quickly approaching and you can help prepare 3rd -8th grade girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect by becoming a coach for the after-school program, Girls on the Run! (GOTR)

Coaches do not need to be elite runners.  As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and are committed to improving the lives of girls, you can serve as a head coach, assistant coach, or junior coach!  GOTR coaches empower girls by encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

GOTR sites are located throughout the Tucson community and surrounding areas.  Practices begin at most sites the week of  January 19 and runs through mid-April.

All coaches:

  • Must attend a full day training session on January 11, 2014
  • Must attend the end-of-season 5K event on April 13, 2014  
  • Must submit to a background check

Head coaches:  

  • Must be female and at least 21 years old
  • Must commit to 7-10 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly plus planning time
  • Complete First Aid/CPR certification (This will be provided at coaches training)
  • Prepare, organize, and supervise two weekly lessons to implement the Girls on the Run curriculum
  • Lead the program participants through each lesson
  • Interact with parents of program participants

 Assistant coaches:

*This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who can’t make the more rigorous commitment of being a head coach

  • May be male or female and at least 18 years old
  • Must commit to 3-5 hours per week for 10 weeks, including two 1 ½ hour lessons weekly
  • Must assist with all aspects of the facilitation of the GOTR curriculum
  • Attend coaches meetings in absence of head coach

Junior coaches:

  • May be male or female under age 18
  • Must commit to 1.5-3 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Junior coaches can choose to attend both program sessions per week OR commit to only one day a week
  • We ask each junior coach to determine which schedule works the best for them and to maintain that schedule throughout the program for consistency on behalf of the girls
  • Each junior coach is asked to support the head and assistant coaches and program participants in many ways

For more information on coaching responsibilities, please click here.

To apply for a coaching position, please click here for a volunteer application and specify your interest.  Return the form to program coordinator Sylvia Brown.

  • By email: sylvia.brown@tmcaz.com 
  • By fax: (520) 324-1397
  • By mail: GOTR of Tucson at TMC
    5301 E. Grant Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85712

 

GOTR Fall 2013 5k is Coming!!

GOTR Fall 2013 5k is Coming!!

BDP30023_RT-300x200The Fall 2013 GOTR of Tucson 5k is almost here!  Coaches, teams, Run Buddies and families can find event information here:

When: Sunday, November 10

Where: 5000 Bowes Road – Sabino High School Football Field

Time: 6:15 Registration/Check-In begins – Look for the pink GOTR Tent

Run Time: 7:20am

Don’t forget to visit the Happy Hair Station, get some cheer gear and make a fun and encouraging message for your GOTR at the Poster Station.  Take the pledge to end bullying at the Mean Stinks station too!!

Run bibs for all GOTR teams and Run Buddies will be provided at Check-In.

All participants and Run Buddies MUST turn a signed waiver before event day.  Please follow up with your team coach or contact the program coordinator atsylvia.brown@tmcaz.com