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

5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Highland High School
Date
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location

Highland High School Athletic Complex

2941 41st. Street

Highland, IN  46322

Time

8:00 am - Girls on the Run Festival

10:00 am - Girls on the Run 5K

All times are Central Time

Price

Registration Type Price
March 18th - May 14th:  Online (Adult) $30
March 18th  - May 14th:  Online (Youth: 17 and under) $20
May 16th:  Packet Pickup/Registration at DSG (Adult/Youth) $30/$20
Day of 5K Event Registration:  (Adult/Youth) $35/$20

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! 

  • Your GOTR Girl is already registered for the 5K!
  • The 5K Festival begins at 8:00 am and includes:  DJ, Sparkle Fun Zone (hairspray, GOTR tattoos, games, etc.), food trucks, and concession stand.
  • 5K will begin at 10:00 am. Participants will walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace on a route which includes residential areas of Highland and the Erie Lackawanna trail. The 5K will finish on the high school track.
  • Vendors: Coming Soon!
  • Parking will be at the high school and the surrounding area. Stay tuned for a parking map! 
  • GOTR 5K Grownup Guide...Coming soon!
  • 5K Route Map...Coming Soon!

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
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair or Face-Painting Station

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 

 

Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

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Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be a DJ and dancing, a Sparkle Fun Zone with fun activities, food vendors,  selfie stations, and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

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.

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal. Registered fall 5K participants also receive a fleece lined GOTR branded hat included with their registraiton fee. 5K hats are available to GOTR Girls for an additional charge.

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!

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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

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!

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.

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib (provided by the council). Our council encourages every participant to have 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, we have volunteers and bikers on the course, and a 5K "Sweeper" at the end to ensure everyone finishes. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

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

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5K or a future event?

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Join us for our 5K!

Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!