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

GOTR Sierras Spring 5K
Saturday, June 8th


1960 Squaw Valley Road,

 Olympic Valley, CA 96146


Girl Village- 8:45 AM- 9:45 AM

5K Starts- 10:00 AM



Category Price
Running Buddy (Running with a girl registered in the program)
Alumnae (former GOTR girls) $15
Sparkle Runner (volunteer to run with a girl who doesn't have a Running Buddy) $25
Extra Family (someone OTHER than a Running Buddy who wants to run with a registered GOTR Girl) $25
Happy Sleeper $45

Girl Village is open from 8:45 AM-10:00 AM. This there girls get the chance to get their hair decorated, faces painted or color their running bibs! We encourage girls to arrive early so they can enjoy all that Girl Village has to offer.

We are in need of course volunteers AND Girl Village volunteers! Course volunteers will guide participants through the course and keep them moving in the right direction. Their enthusiastic support will help participants navigate the route with confidence.

Girl Village volunteers will assist girls in getting ready for their 5K by offering various activities such as face painting, hair decorating, and coloring running bibs. These volunteers will contribute to creating a vibrant and encouraging atmosphere for the participants.

If you have any questions, please email kylie.daniels@girlsontherun.org



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 need to complete a background check.

Volunteer time commitment will change based on the volunteer role you choose at the time of registration.



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 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. 

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

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, we encourage girls to visit Girl Village where there will be face painting, hair decorating and friendship-bracelet making.

For non-program participants, the price will increase 1 week out from the event.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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