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

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Girls on the Run Minnesota Fall 5K
Sunday, November 13th!

MN State Fairgrounds




Registration Type Price
Sept 1-Oct 23 Early Bird $30
Oct 24-Nov 12 $35
Race Day $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.  

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

Join us Sunday, November 13th at the MN State Fairgrounds for a joy-filled 5k!

Girls on the Run teams from the Twin Cities Metro area will join us at the MN State Fairgrounds for our Fall 5k event on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The run will begin at 9:00AM for all teams and take place on the roadways within the State Fairgrounds. 

Girls on the Run teams in Rochester and Duluth will host smaller regional 5k events on Saturday, November 12th. Click here for Rochester info and here for Duluth info.  


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!

Wave Assignments

All teams/sites are assigned a wave color to organize teams in the GOTR Race Village. Please look for your teams color and sign when you arrive at the race site. We will call waves to the start line in 4-5 minutes intervals beginning at 9AM. For a full listing of all teams click here

  • Yellow Wave - Teams A - E
  • Orange Wave - Teams F - K
  • Red Wave - Teams L - P
  • Blue Wave - Teams R - Z

Course Map and Directions to be posted soon!

Volunteers make our 5k celebration possible! Join us for an inspirational morning! Volunteer shifts will start between 7:30-8:30am and finish between 10-12pm. Exact volunteer times and rolls will be communicated by November 4th!

Register now to volunteer!

Volunteer tasks will include course marshal, chalker, registration, greeting participants, water stop, post-race food, parking, helping with team materials and any other tasks that pop up! Volunteer assignments will be communicated by November 4th. Exact arrival times and duration will vary depending on your roll.  The earliest start time will be 7:30am and the final finish time will be 12:00pm. Thanks for your flexibility!  

Questions or interested in bringing a group of volunteers email gotr5k@gotrmn.org

Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


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 by 60 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 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.

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 any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. All Running Buddies must register for the 5k. 

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 race bib, t-shirt, medal and post-race food.

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.

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. 

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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