Running Buddy Info

Running Buddy Information

Each Girls on the Run participant is paired with an adult “running buddy” to help guide them through the race and encourage them to reach their 5K goal.  Participants’ parents are encouraged to act as her running buddy or select a friend or family as her running buddy.  If no running buddy is selected, we will pair a participant with a community volunteer.

A running buddy does not attend regular weekly practices, just the 5K.

If you want to select your daughter’s running buddy, enter the buddy on your daughter’s registration form.  If you did not identify a running buddy during the registration process, you can still choose one. Please inform your daughter’s coach of the running buddy’s name and t-shirt size.  However, we cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes for running buddies selected after August 31, 2017.

Running Buddies must register for the River City Rat Race. You will receive a discount code in your confirmation e-mail with a discount code for discounted registration.