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5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Fall Girls on the Run 5K
Date
Saturday, December 3
Location

The Battery Atlanta®

800 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Time

5K Festival Opens – 7 am 
Girls on the Run 5K – 8:30 am 
Tot Trot – 10:15 am 
5K Festival Ends – 10:45 am 

Price

Registration Type Price 
Online through 11/29 $30 
Packet Pickup and Event Morning $35 

5K T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register by November 10.

*All currently enrolled participants, as well as coaches, are already registered for the 5K as part of program registration. Financial assistance is available for Running Buddies of currently enrolled participants who qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

Join us on Saturday, December 3 for an unforgettable morning of excitement, positivity and celebration! The end-of-season 5K event is a time for us to come together as a community and applaud our participants on the lessons they have learned, obstacles they have overcome and the confidence they have built. Most importantly, your participation supports the Girls on the Run Georgia Scholarship Fund, which helps keep the Girls on the Run spark in the lives of girls throughout the metro Atlanta, North Georgia and Athens areas. 
 
Here is some additional information about the upcoming fall Girls on the Run 5K: 
 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is for Running Buddies and community runners only. Coaches will have T-shirts and bibs for their teams and will distribute to the participants on their team prior to the 5K or on the morning of the 5K. 

  • Thursday, December 1 - Fleet Feet Decatur (431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. #1, Decatur, 30030) | 10 am - 7 pm
  • Friday, December 2 – Big Peach Suwanee (320 Town Center Ave., Suwanee, 30024), 10 am - 1 pm
  • Friday, December 2 - Girls on the Run Office (1904 Monroe Dr., #135, Atlanta, 30324), 2:30 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 3 - The Battery Atlanta, 7 am - 8:15 am

 

Course Information 

 

Parking Information 

  • Parking is free for the first three hours in the Red, Yellow, Green, Purple and Silver lots.
  • After three hours, parking is $10 for each additional hour.

Our end-of-the-season 5K celebration would not be possible without the help of our incredible volunteers! 5K volunteer registration will remain open through Tuesday, November 22 or until all the volunteer spots are filled – whichever comes first. 
 
If you have a group that is interested in volunteering at the 5K, email us

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

  • Packet Pickup
  • Registration
  • Water Station
  • Festival Area
  • Greeters & Directional Helpers (including Spanish speakers)
  • Course Monitors
  • Set Up/Tear Down
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The Girls on the Run 5K is truly a celebration of all the girls who participated in our program this season and the ways that they shine! The event is not timed and non-competitive, and participants are encouraged to run, walk, jump or skip their way to the finish! And with proceeds from this uplifting event benefitting the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund, which allows more girls to participate in our program next season, the 5K will no doubt leave you feeling inspired long after you’ve crossed the finish line. 

The Girls on the Run 5K will take place on Saturday, December 3 at The Battery Atlanta. 
7 am – 5K Festival opens 
8:30 am – 5K start waves begin 
10:15 am – Tot Trot 
10:45 am – Girls on the Run 5K Festival ends 

The fall Girls on the Run 5K will take place at a new location, The Battery Atlanta. 
800 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 

Parking is free for the first three hours in the Red, Yellow, Green, Purple and Silver lots. After three hours, parking is $10 for each additional hour.

Start waves for the 5K begin at 8:30 am. More details on specific start wave times will be available closer to the event. 

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. View the 5K course map here.

As a reminder, this is a fun, celebratory event for our participants and not a competitive race. While our fastest 5K participants will complete the course in 25 minutes, most cross the finish line in 30-50 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

First, we understand that life happens, and circumstance might make it not possible to attend the 5K celeberation.

We do encourage that all participants attend and complete the 5K, as it is the goal that teams are preparing for all season long. It’s the ultimate opportunity to build confidence through accomplishment. Remember, this is the first 5K event for many – including coaches, participants, friends and family members. We are in it together!

No. All currently enrolled girls, as well as coaches, are already registered for the 5K as part of their program registration. There is no need to register them again.

Yes, spectators are allowed and encouraged at the event. 

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

For the safety of all our participants, spectators and volunteers, furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event. Please leave all pets at home on 5K day! Owners will be asked to return their pet to their vehicle if pets are spotted at the event. 

Yes, every girl will need a Running Buddy for the 5K. Running Buddies must be 16 or older and may be family members, caregivers, teachers or anyone else who will help ensure the girl’s safety and provide her with support throughout the 5K. Coaches may also be Running Buddies for up to three girls of similar pace. All Running Buddies must register for the event. Families that qualify for reduced lunch receive one discounted or free entry for their Running Buddy.

A Running Buddy is an individual designated by the council or by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant during the 5K event, for the entire duration of the course.

For safety reasons, every participant must register for the 5K and wear a race bib (provided by the council). Our council ensures every participant has a Running Buddy, and only critical 5K volunteers have access to confidential information.

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we have safety monitors and police officers throughout the course. Working with the venue and local police and on-site security, our council has a safety plan, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

Rain won’t keep our Star Power from shining bright at our 5K celebration! The Girls on the Run 5K is a rain or shine event, and all 5K registrations are non-refundable.

In cases of inclement weather, changes to the event schedule may occur. If you opted into the Emergency Alert System during online registration, you will receive text message alerts if the event schedule changes.

Yes. Girls on the Run 5K events are for everyone! All participants can walk, run, push or roll safely and at their own happy pace. Designated parking spots are available.

Yes! This is encouraged and is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Absolutely! Participants who register by November 10 are guaranteed a 5K T-shirt, and participants in the Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs receive a 5K medal.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be Happy Hair stations, temporary tattoos, giveaways, dancing and more! Of course, we’ll have Girls on the Run merchandise for sale, too!

Girls on the Run 5K entries are non-refundable. Event management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to weather or other safety concerns.

No. Coaches will have T-shirts and 5K number bibs for their team members and will distribute them prior to the 5K or on the morning of the 5K. 

5K number pickup is for Running Buddies and community runners only. Coaches will have T-shirts and 5K number bibs for their teams and will distribute to the participants on their team prior to the 5K or on the morning of the 5K. 

  • Thursday, December 1 – Fleet Feet Decatur (431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. #1, Decatur, 30030), 10 am - 7 pm
  • Friday, December 2 – Big Peach Suwanee (320 Town Center Ave., Suwanee, 30024), 10 am - 1 pm
  • Friday, December 2 - Girls on the Run Office (1904 Monroe Dr., #135, Atlanta, 30324), 2:30 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 3 - The Battery Atlanta, 7 am - 8:15 am

To help spread participants out before and during the 5K, the event has seven start waves. Each participating team and community participant has been assigned a Zone which is designated on your 5K number, and each Zone has a designated start wave time assigned to it. Below are the zones and start wave times. To view which Zone your girl's team is in click here.

Start Wave Times

  • 8:30 - Wave 1: Firecrackers
  • 8:32 - Wave 2: Greased Lightning
  • 8:34 - Wave 3: Pace Setters
  • 8:36 - Wave 4: Road Runners
  • 8:38 - Wave 5: Rock Stars
  • 8:40 - Wave 6: Sparkle Toes
  • 8:42 - Wave 7: Wonder Girls

 

Online registration is available through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 29. To register online, simply click on the Register Now button above. 
In-person registration will be available at packet pickup on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 as well as on 5K morning from 7 am – 8:15 am (see above for in-person registration/packet pickup locations).  
Please remember, all fall season coaches and participants are already registered for the 5K as part of their program registration. There is no need to register them again. 

Yes, in-person registration for the 5K will be available for $35 from 7 am – 8:15 am at The Battery Atlanta on event morning. T-shirts are not guaranteed for those registering in person. 

Online registration is $30 and in-person registration is $35. 
Running Buddies for girls in the program that qualify for reduced-price lunch receive a $10 discount off entry. Running Buddies for girls in the program that qualify for free lunch receive a complimentary entry (one per family). 

Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 29. 

We are so grateful to all our local partners who support us through their investment in Girls on the Run. Together we’re creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. If you are interested in becoming a Girls on the Run partner for the 5K or our programs, please contact our Development Manager, Molly Stone at molly.stone@girlsontherun.org.

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