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

5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Spring 2023 5k
Date
Sunday, June 4th
Location

University at Buffalo, North Campus

Time

9:30 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K

Price

$25.00 $25
August 10-November 3: General (Online) $25
November 4: walk up registration: General  $30

 

NOTE: Program participants and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

Our 5k is a great end of season celebration for our girls and their families. The 3.1 mile course is 1 1 3/4 loops around Delaware Park.

Date: Saturday, November 5th

Start time: 9:30 am

Pre-5k activities:

  • Each team will meet at their school sign prior to the race.
  • Coaches will have colorful hairspray for the team!
  • There will be pre 5k Zumba & music!
  • Be sure to check out our selfie station to take a picture with your running buddy or team.
  • We will have new fun GOTR gear available for purchase at the Merchandise Tent! 

Location: Delaware Park (Ring Rd.) start is by the Buffalo Zoo entrance

Parking: There is no parking inside Delaware Park

  • Nichols School (Amherst/Colvin) front parking lot only
  • Parkside Lodge (small lot, parking limited)
  • Nearby streets (follow all parking signs)
  • Buffalo Zoo (cost $5, increases for additional hours)

Meet up with school:

  • School signs will be in alpahbetic order by the race start to meet up with your GOTR team!

Post race food/water: There is no water stop on the course but food and water will be availale at the finish line.

Packet Pick up: Running Buddies will pick up their race bib & shirt on Friday, November 4th, 10am -7pm at Fleet Feet Buffalo, 2290 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. You can register in person at Fleet Feet but the price increases to $30.


You do not need to pick up anything for your GOTR girl- they will wear their GOTR season shirt and they will receive their race bib from their coach. 

There is no race day registation or packet pick-up. 

Girls Bibs: Will be given to them from their coaches.  Please pin bibs to front, outermost layer of clothing. 

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
  • Food Tent
  • Traffic
  • 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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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 (18+) 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. 

Absolutely! Every GOTR girl who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

Our fall 5k is limited to GOTR season participants, running buddy's and family members, but all runners must register.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

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

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be Zumba & music to warm up, team meet-up locations, hairspray & facepaint for coaches & teams & of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

The price will increase after online registration closes on 11/3, the price increases to $30 for in person registration on Friday, November 4th at Fleet Feet Buffalo. There is no race day registration. 

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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