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 10th

Palisades with Big Blue Adventure

1960 Olympic Valley Road

Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Parking: Follow Olympic Valley Road, you will pass two entries into Palisades, but keep going!  Follow the road as it veers left before the green sign that says “Olympic Village Inn.” Cross the bridge and park in the parking lot to the left, across from PlumpJack Inn.


*Note- No strollers or dogs allowed on 5K course*


Girl Village (Presented by Bank of America) : 8:45 am- 10:00 am

Warm-Up: 10:05 am- 10:15 am

Start of Celebratory 5K: 10:15 am

5K Concludes: 12:00 pm


Category Price
Running Buddy (Running with a girl registered in the program) $25
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
Community Runner ( A community member who wants to run their own race while supporting our program) $35
Happy Sleeper (Someone who wants to support us while sleeping in) $45

Stay tuned for information about the GOTR Sierras 2023 Spring 5K!

It takes a village to make our 5K amazing and we want YOU to be a part of it. There are many ways to get involved. You can sign up as a course volunteer, a water station volunteer or at Girl Village. At Girl Village, you will assist our GOTR girls in getting ready for their celebratory 5K (decorating hair, blinging running bibs and painting faces). 5K volunteer registration opens May 1st. Click here to register or email Kylie with details on how to get involved!


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


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.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, water stations, happy hair stations and more! 

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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