Running Buddy Program

Spring 2017 Running Buddy Registration is open!

The Running Buddy Program is a popular and rewarding volunteer opportunity. It is also a vital component of our program. A Running Buddy provides support and encouragement to their buddy throughout the season through weekly notes of encouragement and by joining their buddies in the practice 5K and end of season 5K . Running Buddies do not attend all practices.

Please read the program overview and commitments before registering. Information about program fees is also found here.


This season's schedule is listed here.

New Streamlined Registration Process!

Finally, Running Buddy and 5K registration all in one place!

Register here

The Details

Matches will be made during the first two weeks of the season. You will be notified of your match and provided instructions.

If we have more Running Buddies than girls, we will offer the following options:

  • Team Buddy - we will assign you to a team rather than a specific girl
  • Superhero Sweeper - run the 5K and "sweep up" girls at the back of the pack
  • Refund

Running Buddies must pre-register and submit a clear background check before participating in any Girls on the Run Capital Region practices, runs, or activities. 

More details here.

Practice 5K Schedule

Week of May 22nd at each site during a regular session. More information to come.

Final 5K

Sunday, June 4, 1PM on the University at Albany campus.


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