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 - Topeka
May 6th, 2023

Shawnee North Community Park, Topeka, KS


2:30PM Star Power Session
3:00PM 5K Start


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 5: General Ages 15+ NO Race Swag Guarantee $30
April 1-May 5: General Ages Ages 14 & Under NO Race Swag Guarantee $15
May 6th  Online or Onsite Registration Ages 15+ NO Race Swag Guarantee $35
May 6th : 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.

Without the help of our 5K Volunteers, our end of season 5K celebration would not be possible! Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event in Topeka? 5K Click below to check out the volunteer roles we are needing filled! 



We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • 5k Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Runner Encouragers
  • Water Stations
  • Finish Line Help



Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the 5K event, but must register via the registration link provided.

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

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

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!

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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.

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.

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! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event.

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Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

Join us for our 5K!

Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!