Running Buddy Resource Page

Your source for information, notices and resources.

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Running Buddy Program Overview & Tips - Spring 2017

Facebook Group

Notices and updates will be posted in our private Facebook group. Running Buddies are encouraged to post questions and share ideas in this group. Send a request to join to


Matches have been made! Check your email.

Writing Notes

You can start writing notes now! Information on where to send notes has been sent to your email on file. Check the tips above.

Practice 5K Schedule

Practice 5Ks take place at the school during a regular lesson. Check the schedule here or in the "Tips" file above.

End of Season 5K

June 4, 2017 1PM on the University at Albany campus. More information to follow.


Resources for Running Buddies

Use this worksheet to start the conversation with your Buddy

General overview of RB program and commitments

Running Buddy Tip Sheet

Download RB Notepad

GOTR Pinterest Link

Follow Along with the Elementary Grown-Up Guide

Grown-Up Guide     5k Run/Walk Training Programs in the back!

Follow Along with the Middle School Grown-Up Guide

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Commitments of a Running Buddy

Being a Running Buddy is one of our most rewarding volunteer opportunities. With opportunity comes responsibility. These girls are counting on you to provide the motivation and encouragement to keep going week to week. How? Through weekly notes written just to them. It's important to maintain consistency not only to keep your girl motivated, but for many of our girls, it is vital that they have a consistent, positive adult engaged throughout the season.

The other two commitments are to attend the Practice 5K at your girl's school (see schedule in the Spring 2017 Overview link above) and run/walk in the Final 5K on June 4, 2017.

Running Buddies are NOT expected at every practice. You are welcome to come meet your girl and see the team in action.

Overview of RB Commitments

More Information

Looking for more information or to sign up as a Running Buddy? Visit our General Volunteer information page.


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