Girls on the Run accepting applications

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

LULING — Girls on the Run (GOTR) Bayou Region is now accepting applications for the spring 2022 program season. Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program designed to inspire girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful and confident. Beginning on February 14, GOTR teams will meet twice per week for 10 weeks. During the program, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained coaches will lead girls through interactive lessons and running activities at school and community sites throughout Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary and St. Charles Parish. The program culminates with all area teams participating in a celebratory 5K event to be held in May.
Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons to small teams of girls who typically meet after-school twice a week for 75-90 minutes. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to serve as an assistant coach or at least 21 years old to serve as a head coach.  Volunteer coaches do not need to be runners but must complete a background check and participate in online and in-person training. To find out more information or apply as a coach, please visit
Now is also the time for existing program sites and schools to register for the new season or inquire about starting a new program site. To learn more or register, please visit