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

Spring Season Celebratory 5K
June 1, 2024

Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus. 1000 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester NY 14623.


Coaches Arrive: 8:30am-8:45am

Families Arrive: 9am

Star Power Hour: 9am-10am (outdoors)

Race Begins: 10am (outdoors)


Registration Type Price
Running Buddy (Adult 16+) $27.00 (increases to $30 after 5/15)
Youth Running Buddy (15 and younger) $12.00 (increases to $15 after 5/15)
Virtual Community Runner (all ages)  $27.00 (increases to $30 after 5/15)

NOTE: Program participants and coaches DO NOT need to register for the 5K as their program registration includes 5K participation.

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • New Course this season!! Click HERE  for a course map. 
  • Free parking is available in Lot G, M, M1, N, or Q. 
  • Coaches arrive at 8:30am. Drop your bins to the Coach Bin area (see Field House layout map), then head to your team table to greet your team as they arrive. Team tables are in alphabetical order going clockwise. 
  • Girls and Parents/Guardians arrive at 9am.
  • Star Power Hour (pre-race activities) 9am-9:45am inside the FIELD HOUSE in Building 10. Click HERE for the layout of the Field House and where to meet your team, packet pick up, merchandise, pre-race activities and more are located. 
  • Race starts at 10am and is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.  NOTE** New route this season! Please review map! We will be running clockwise this time with a slightly modified route! 
  • Families and Coaches: Check  your email for a 5K Celebration Guide with all of the information you need for 5K day. If you did not receive this email, please reach out to Jeni at jennifer.bohrer@girlsontherun.org so she can send you a copy. 

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! 

  • Photographers
  • Sparkle Runners (10 spots available/$50 donation to participate in this role)
  • Course Marshalls
  • Water Stations
  • Finish Line Attendants
  • Star Power Hour activity stations such as shirt signing, photo booth, face painting, temporary tattoos, and more!

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 


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 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 strongly recommends that every participant has a running buddy. Only critical 5K volunteers have access to confidential information.

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we monitor the course via course marshalls. 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 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 registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

A site-based 5K means the 5K course will take place at the site where an individual team practiced throughout the season. 

This means our end-of-season 5K is an external 5K, or a community 5K that is developed, organized and managed by an organization outside of Girls on the Run. Our council has chosen to participate in this event as our culminating 5K.

A virtual 5K is still a 3.1-mile event, but is completed from a location that you choose. That could be in your neighborhood, at a nearby park, on a trail or even on a treadmill! It’s your 5K and you can run, walk, roll or push it at your own happy pace! 

We highly encourage Running Buddies, even for the virtual 5K.

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 face painting, water stations, shirt signing, tattoos and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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