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

Fall 2024 5K
Sunday, December 15, 2024

Mariner's Museum

Newport News, Virginia


Fairgrounds open at 8:30am. 5k start time is 10:00am.


Registration Type Price
5K Registration: Includes bib only, you do not attend packet pick up. Closes December 12th. *Does not include 5K Shirt! $20
Optional 5K Buddy shirt! Includes free shipping through November 30th.*If you  want to match other 5K buddies on the course, order a shirt! 
All bibs will be ready for you at your Team Meet-Up Sign, 5K morning!

NOTE: Program girls and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register. All bibs will be ready for you at your team school sign, 5k morning!


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 5K bib (included with 5K registration). Our council ensures every GOTR/H&S girl has a 5K buddy to safely guide her along the course. Course marshals are stationed on the 5K course and are trained to respond to any emergencies.

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 5K Buddy is a family member or family-approved individual who is designated to complete the 5K with a GOTR or H&S girl. 5K Buddies must be at least 16 years old and are meant to motivate their girl and ensure she crosses the finish line safely.

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 medal. A 5K t-shirt and souvenir bib are included with registration.

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

A virtual 5K is still a 3.1-mile event, but is completed at a time and location of your choosing. That could be in your neighborhood, at a nearby park, on a trail, or even on a treadmill!

We highly encourage 5K Buddies, even for the virtual 5K.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! We will have lots of exclusive GOTR swag available for purchase, so make sure to stop by the merchandise tent on our fairgrounds.

Yes! Our fairgrounds includes many fun activities such as face painting, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, and lawn games.

All registered participants will pick their bib up at their girl's school sign, 5k morning. We are no longer holding packet pick up!

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