5K Celebration

Confidence through

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

5K Event Details

Fall Girls on the Run 5K
Saturday, December 3

Stay tuned for more information on the fall Girls on the Run 5K in September.




Registration for the Fall Girls on the Run 5K will open in September.


NOTE: Program participants and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

Our end-of-season 5K celebration would not be possible without the help of our incredible volunteers! Volunteer registration for the Fall Girls on the Run 5K will open in October. 

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
Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Absolutely! Every registered participant will receive a commemorative 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.

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

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