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 Season Celebratory 5K
November 19, 2022

Rockland Lake State Park


9 a.m. - Festivies Begin
10 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K Starts


Registration Type Price
Sept 1- Oct 31 $25
Nov 1 - Nov 17 $30
Nov 19: Race Day (In Person) $35

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

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! 

  • COURSE (9:00 - 11:00 AM)
    Course Marshals will be assigned a specific location along the course, directing and cheering on runners to keep them safe.  
  • CHEER STATION (9:00-11:00AM)
    Sign up for one of four Cheer Stations located along the 5K course. Help our runners get to the finish line with smiles on their faces!
  • MEDICAL (8:00 - 11:00 AM)
    Nurses, EMT, Paramedics or Certified First Responders that can assess and maintain patient care. Treatment of abrasions, blisters, aches, and pains. 
  • PHOTOGRAPHER (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Share your talent and capture the joy at photo booths, start/finish line and along the course
  • REGISTRATION (8:00 - 10:00 AM)
    Distribute race bibs and event t-shirts to pre-registered runners. This is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone wishing to run the 5K event.
  • SPARKLE RUNNERS (9:30 - 11:00 AM)
    Moving Cheerleaders. Sparkle Runners walk and run towards the back of the 5K encouraging all runners to keep moving forward.  These volunteers are the last participants to finish the 5K signaling the run is complete.
  • START / FINISH LINE (8:30 - 11:00 AM)
    Volunteers distribute medals, snacks and water bottles to runners as they finish. Assist in set up and break down of finisher's amenities area. Best suited for adults and older teens.
  • WATER STATION (8:30 -11:00 AM)
    Set up and hand out water to runners. Children as young as 13 may register for this role.
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 designated 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! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a race day t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by Nov 4), race bib, finisher's medal and post race food.

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.

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

Our 5Ks are scheduled to take place Rain or Shine! However, our goal is for the safety of all the program participants, families, community participants and volunteers. Therefore, if there is severe lighting and thunderstorms in the area, we will have to delay the event by 30 minutes for each lighting spotted in the area.


Note: We can only delay the event for a limited time before we have to cancel due to the timing per our event permit. If we have a severe storm moving through the area, we will have to cancel the race and ensure everyone gets home safety.

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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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