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! Everyone in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Spring 2024 Celebratory 5K
April 27, 2024

USC Upstate


Coach Arrival Time: 7:00 - 7:30 A.M.

Girl and Supporter Arrival Time: 7:30 - 8:00 A.M.

Run Starts: 9:00 A.M.

*Teams will start one at a time in alphabetical order.


Registration Type Price
Early Bird Registration (January 2 - March 1) $20
General Registration (March 2 - April 12) $25
Late Registration (April 13 - April 23) * $30
In-Person Registration (April 24, 25, & 27) * $35

NOTE: Program participants and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register. *Any registrants after April 12 are not garunteed a t-shirt.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Register today!

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • 5K Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Packet Pickup

Note: All volunteer 5K Buddies appointed through our council (not designated by parents/guardians) will undergo a background check.

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 impossible to attend.


We strongly 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!

For safety reasons, every participant must 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 monitor the course and conduct head counts. Our council has a safety plan in place, 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 5K Buddy is an individual over age 16 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! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Absolutely! All registered 5K Buddies and community 5K participants will receive a swag bag and a t-shirt when registered by the April 12 deadline.

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

Yes. All liability waivers are included in the 5K registration.

Yes! We are excited to offer merchandise for sale at the 5K!

Yes! Pre-5K activities include but are not limited to: 

  • "Happy" hair
  • Bling your bib
  • Dance Party
  • Warm-ups

Yes. Be sure to register early for savings! See the chart above for price increase dates. 

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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