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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 Season Celebratory 5K
Date
November 19, 2022
Location

USC Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

Time

9:30 AM Start Time

Price

Registration Type Price
Early Bird Aug 1 - September 12 $15
General Registration - September 13 - October 21 $20
Late Registration - October 22 - November 19 $25

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Free parking is available in at USC Upstate. Locations will be relayed later in the season.
  • Please ensure girls arrive by 8:30 AM to happy their hair, bling their bib, and warm up with team!
  • Packet Pick-Up dates and times: 
    • Greenville - November 17 at Academy Sports in Greenville from 2:00 - 6:00 P.M.
    • Spartanburg- November 18 at the GOTR office in Spartanburg from 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. 

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

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

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

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

 

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 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 Running 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 participants will receive a swag bag and a t-shirt when registered by the November 1st deadline.

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

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Currently, our council is not selling merchandise at the 5K, but look in the coach, program, or 5K registration for opportunities to purchase GOTR merch. 

Yes! At every team table, girls and running buddies can happy their hair and bling their bibs an hour before the 5K begins.

Yes, we have two price increases. 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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