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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
Rochester - Girls on the Run Minnesota Fall 5K
Date
Saturday, November 12th!
Location

St. Mary's University - Rochester Campus

Time

9:00AM 

Price

Registration Type Price
Sept 1-Oct 23 Early Bird $30
Oct 24-Nov 8 (Online Registration Closes November 8th) $35
Race 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 is now closed. We'd still love for you to join us! Paper registration will be available on race morning.

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

Join us Saturday, November 12th for a joy-filled 5k! The 5K will be held at St. Mary’s University Rochester Campus, 2900 19th Street NW (near the Rochester Athletic Club and Lourdes). The course will be an out and back loop on the Cascade Lake bike path. 

8:15 am Arrive, pick up bib numbers, and visit the happy hair station!
8:45 am Stretch and pre-run announcements
9:00 am 5K begins

Girls on the Run teams from Rochester and the surrounding areas will come together for a celebratory, non-competitive regional 5K. Teams from Kasson-Mantorville, Longfellow, St. Pius X and Willow Creek are joining this event. Please watch for additional communication from your coach for details. 

Registration

Every girl needs to have a registered Running Buddy to accompany her on race day. A Running Buddy is any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. All Running Buddies, parents and friends running the 5k must register. The registration fee is $30 until October 23rd, $35 Oct 24 - Nov 12th and $40 on race day, with a pay-what-you-can option. Register here! Registration is open to the public. GOTR participants and coaches are automatically registered for the 5k!

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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 $30 until October 23rd, $35 October 24th - November 12th and $40 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 Running Buddy for the 5k event. A Running Buddy is any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. A running buddy can be a parent, grandparent, uncle, teacher, family friend, favorite babysitter - anyone 18+ your girl knows and trust!  All Running 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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