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

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Kansas State University's Memorial Stadium located at 704 Denison, Manhattan, KS


9:00 AM Star Power Hour
Star Power Hour is an opportunity for our GOTR girls, coaches and community runners to visit booths that will ignite their STAR POWER and help them prepare for the 5K Race!

9:30 AM GOTR Girls Required On Race Site
GOTR Girls need to be on the race site and check in with coaches by 9:30 AM to receive their custom race bibs.

10:00 AM Celebratory 5K Start!
Take a breath. Set a goal. Believe in yourself. Let’s celebrate our strengths together at the finish line!


We hope you will join us! We’ll gather to cheer participants all the way to the Finish Line and to throw a girl-powered party in honor of our 10-Year GOTR Birthday. Side by side and sneaker by sneaker, we will celebrate the power, inspiration and dedication of today’s girls and tomorrow’s leaders.

Register early and tell a friend! After all, GOTR 5Ks are better when we’re together.


Online 5K Registration Price
March 1-31: Early Bird Ages 15+ with Race Swag Guarantee $25
March 1-31: Early Bird Ages 14 & Under with Race Swag Guarantee $10
April 1 - May 3: General Ages 15+ NO Race Swag Guarantee $30
April 1 - May 3: General Ages Ages 14 & Under NO Race Swag Guarantee $15
May 4, Day of Event: Online or Onsite Registration Ages 15+ NO Race Swag Guarantee $35
May 4,  Day of Event: Online or Onsite Registration Ages 14 & Under NO Race Swag Guarantee $20


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

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Click the form below to check out all of the volunteer roles needed!

The Star Power Hour is an opportunity for our GOTR girls, coaches and community runners to visit booths that will ignite their STAR POWER and help them prepare for the 5K Race! (Star Power Hour festivities take place one hour prior to the start of the 5K). 

Activity Booths should include FREE, engaging, empowering and fun activities that align with positivity, encouragement and support. Prepare enough supplies for up to 220+ GOTR Girls. Booths Suggestions; Race Bib Decorating, Hair Tie Design Station, Gratitude Wall, Sparkle Station, Mantra Bracelets, Shoe Bling Station, Sign Creating Station for Families Etc. 

Register here to host a Star Power Hour Booth!



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 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 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 5K event, but must register via the registration link provided.

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 encourage Running Buddies, even for the virtual 5K.

Yes, however our online 5K registration includes the required liability waivers.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, water stations, happy hair stations and more! Of course, we’ll have GOTR shirts for sale, too!

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