The Girls on the Run 5k Run is a public 5k that is open to all runners in the WNY community. It is a family friendly, community event that strives to share the tools and inspiration for healthy living and self-confidence from the Girls on the Run programs with our running community. All girls who are participating in the program will participate in the race. They will each be paired with a buddy runner who is a parent or volunteer that runs and encourages them along the way. We welcome all community runners to the race. The Girls on the Run participants will all receive a finishing medal and will not be included in the age-category awards.
The Girls on the Run of Buffalo 5k will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 9:30am
OUR ONLINE AND MAIL IN RACE APPS ARE CLOSED.
IF YOU STILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE GOTR 5K YOU CAN SIGN UP
SAT (9am-noon) or SUN (7am-9am)
University at Buffalo NORTH campus – (near Alumni Arena)
Directions: Park in ARENA parking lot behind the UB Arena and
follow signs to the outside ticketing area
The race is open to all runners and walkers.
All Girls on the Run spring participants are automatically registered for the 5k.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Directions to the Race
UB North Campus is at Route 263 (Millersport Hwy.) and Maple Road. From the NYS Thruway, take Exit 50 (I-290) to Millersport Hwy. North. Proceed north to the State University Coventry entrance.
An alternative is I-290 to I-990. Take the I-990 North to the first exit (University at Buffalo). On campus, follow signs to Alumni Arena.
FREE on campus parking is available close to Alumni Arena. For campus map information, visit the Visitor Information page. Parking lots close to race start/finish:
Arena Lot/Stadium Lot/Alumni B&C Lots
PRE-REGISTERED PACKET PICK-UP and REGISTRATION
** NEW THIS YEAR**
Saturday, June 1st
LOCATION: UB Stadium
TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP and REGISTRATION
Sunday June 2nd (race day)
LOCATION: UB Stadium
TIME: 7:00-9:00 am
5 Kilometers (3.1 miles). U.S.A.T.F. Certified Course NY-13004JG
Start and Finish near UB Alumni Arena. Splits will be called at the first and second mile mark.
Goody Hair tent: 8:00am-9:15 am
Come get your hair race-day ready! Open to all girls and buddy runners can go through and get their hair in fun, race day colors!
Race participants will be led from Alumni Arena to the Start Line. The race will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Two staffed water stations will be located on the race course and at the finish line.
All Girls on the Run participants will exit in a GOTR finish chute to receive their finishing medals from coaches.
Race medical care will be located at the start-finish areas. Ask any race volunteer member for assistance if needed.
Leone Timing will be managing the timing results and will be announced at the post-race party and posted on www.leonetiming.com/results.
Awards will be given in the following categories. Award ceremony will occur following the race.
Awards presented to overall male and female winners, master’s male and master’s female winners, and top three in the following age groups (male and female): 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Every Girls on the Run program participant is paired with a volunteer Running Buddy (male or female 18 years or older) to support her in her goal of completing the season-culminating 5k run. Together on race day, the pair will run, encourage
one another and celebrate this huge accomplishment of setting a goal, achieving it and crossing the finish line!
Don't want to run? We have many race day volunteer needs. You can still take part in the fun! Sign up to volunteer »