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

KGPCo Girls on the Run Minnesota 5K
Sunday, June 2nd

Leif Erikson Park


11:00 AM


Registration Type Price
February - May 15 Early Bird $35
May 15 - 5K Day (Paper Registration Available on Race Morning) $40

The 5K registration fee is a pay-what-you-can model. On the final page of registration, look for the Additional Adjustments box to select a lower registration fee as needed.  

Online registration will close on Wednesday, May  29th for the Duluth 5K. You can still register on 5K morning at Leif Erikson park via paper registration! 

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

Join us Sunday, June 2 at Leif Erikson Park for a joy-filled 5k!

Girls on the Run teams from all around Duluth and Northern Minnesota will join us at for our Spring 5K event on Sunday, June 2nd. Teams include:

  • Bay View Elementary
  • Cook County GOTR
  • Homecroft Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Ordean East Middle School

5K Registration

Every girl needs to have a registered 5K Buddy to accompany her on race day. A 5K Buddy is any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. All 5K Buddies, parents and friends running the 5k must register. The registration fee is $35 from February - May 15th, $40 from May 15th through 5K day, with a pay-what-you-can option. Registration is open to the public. GOTR participants and coaches are automatically registered for the 5K, and should not register online!

Volunteers make our 5k celebration possible! Volunteers will support on race morning with tasks like course marshall, water stop, registration, and anywhere help may be needed. Sign up below to support this joyful event!


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.

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a race bib, t-shirt, medal and post-race food.

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 by 60 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

The registration fee is $35 until May 15, $40 May 15 - May 31 and $45 on race day, with a pay-what-you-can option. Girls and coaches are already registered and do not need to register separately for the 5k. 

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

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!

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.

Every girl needs to have a registered 5K Buddy for the 5K event. A 5K Buddy is any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. A 5K buddy can be a parent, grandparent, uncle, teacher, family friend, favorite babysitter - anyone 18+ your girl knows and trust!  All 5K Buddies must register for the 5k. 

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib provided by us. 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.

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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