Girls on the Run NYC 5k - Background Check Instructions

PARENT/GUARDIANS - Do NOT Complete a background check.

If you are a Sparkle Runner, Non-Parent/Guardian Running Buddy, or 5k Volunteer, to participate in the Girls on the Run NYC 5k, you must complete a background check - and this must be done every two years.
If you believe you have completed a background check with Girls on the Run in the past 2 years, please contact Girls on the Run NYC at

Background Check Instructions for VOLUNTEERS (non-parents) ONLY:  

1.  Use Chrome or Safari and visit
*Note for MAC users using SAFARI: you may have to ‘scroll’ on the page to find particular ‘buttons’ for ordering purposes)

2. Log-in to the website under SECURE LOGIN with the following:

a) User Name: gotrnyc

b) Password: volunteer

c) Authorization Code: Spring20175k (*case sensitive)

d) Click “Login” to enter the site

3. Once you have logged into the system, please read the agreement and click “Agree.” You will be taken to the "CREATE PROFILE” page.

4. You are now on the “CREATE PROFILE” page. Fill in the appropriate information on the electronic order form. ALL FIELDS IN BLUE ARE REQUIRED. Please include street address and affiliated unit number if applicable. No other information is required on this page. When you have entered all the appropriate information, please click “CONTINUE."

5. Review the FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT DISCLOSURE NOTICE. This is the release form that is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 2002. Make sure that all of your information is correct and select “I AGREE” and click “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the page.

6. If you “agree” your order will be automatically submitted.

Please reach out to with any questions.