Want to start a City Fit Girls Run Club in your city? Here's what you'll need to know.
City Fit Girls is a nationwide training program for women. Our all-levels running and fitness community started in Philadelphia but extends to Washington, D.C., Chicago & beyond. When we say all levels, we really mean it. Some of our crew have never run before!
Although we love our online community, we know that many of you would like to meet and engage with other City Fit Girls in your city on a weekly basis. Here's where City Fit Girls Run Club Co-Leaders come in.
Who are we looking for?
City Fit Girls co-leaders (yes, there should be two of you) are millennial women who share a passion for health and fitness. They don't have to be the fastest but they must be "seasoned" runners with at least two half-marathons under their belt. They are outgoing and know the ins-and-outs of the fitness landscape in their city, from gyms, boutique studios to juice bars and salad shops.
City Fit Girls co-leaders must be active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Experience writing blog posts definitely helps!
Most importantly, they believe in City Fit Girls' mission to inspire, uplift, encourage, and motivate other women to live healthy lives. Our co-leaders make this community what it is -- welcoming, positive and safe for all participants. They follow City Fit Girls Run Club rules (like no runner left behind and no running through red lights) and encourage other women in the group to do the same. If this sounds like you, keep reading.
Who shouldn't apply?
Anyone who is looking to use City Fit Girls to grow their personal or corporate fitness/wellness business. Anyone who has a problem encouraging other women to lead healthy lives. Anyone who has not run at least two half-marathons.
What are the expectations of being a co-leader?
City Fit Girls co-leaders are expected to dedicate 1-2 hours per week to City Fit Girls Run Club. Group runs meet for about 45 minutes to an hour (more when there are special events) on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings for 3-5 mile runs. They are also required to contribute 1 blog post/month to cityfitgirls.com outlining what City Fit Girls Run Club members can expect for the upcoming month in their city.
City Fit Girls Run Club Co-leaders are not paid but will receive free City Fit Girls gear, access to free classes/workouts/meals from our partners, free entry to City Fit Girls events, networking opportunities and everything else that comes along with being a fitness leader in your community.
Although we'd like you to be able to participate in each group run, we understand that life happens. If you have to miss a group run, make sure your co-leader is in the loop and someone is there to help guide your group run. Remember, you must take a group photo at the end of each group run and share with CFG co-founders via Facebook or email. (Photo or it didn't happen).
City Fit Girls Group Runs are rain or shine. However, in the event of a thunderstorm or weather event that is deemed unsafe, City Fit Girls Run Club will be cancelled.
Still reading? Good.
How to apply.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your name and the following:
- Where you'd like to start a City Fit Girls Run Club (be specific and descriptive - city and park or area for group run).
- 500 word statement on why your city should have a City Fit Girls Run Club and why you're the best person to lead it.
- Links to your social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
Please allow up to 5 days for a response.
If its a good fit, we'll ask you to organize family, friends, friends of friends, old classmates, neighbors and anyone else for 3-5 successful weekly group runs without mentioning City Fit Girls. Leverage your network and social media to form your core group then your group will officially become a City Fit Girls Run Club. You'll receive a few shirts, perks and be added to the City Fit Girls website and mentioned in the City Fit Girls Monday morning newsletter. You'll officially be known as a Run Club co-leader in your city and you'll begin to make a huge impact in the lives of thousands of women. We'll add your city to our website where thousands of women will learn about your crew and the work you're doing.
Please note that a City Fit Girls Co-Leader term lasts for one year but can always be extended year-to-year.
Still in? Sweet. We can't wait to hear from you. If we think you're a good fit for a co-leader position, we'll reach out to you to schedule a video call. From there we'll help you get started.
Please note that you are not permitted to use the City Fit Girls name for promotional purposes without permission from our co-founders. City Fit Girls, LLC. owns the rights to all City Fit Girls events, logos, and designs. Once you are officially a co-leader, you will receive a style guide to use City Fit Girls in promotions, etc.