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
Sunday, May 5, 2024

Tanger Asheville 

800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806


8:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run Festival
9:30 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K


Registration Type Price
January 8 - April 14: Early Bird (Online) $25
 April 15 - Noon, May 3: General (Online)


Day-Of (Opens 8:00 am on race day) 


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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Free parking is available onsite. 
  • Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to warm up and ensure everyone in your group is checked in at registration.
  • Race Day Timeline:

    8:00 am coaches arrive and Race Village opens

    9:00 am - team stretches and GOTR Dance Party 

    9:20 am - teams line up at the start line 

    9:30 am - GOTR 5K begins! 

  • Early Packet Pick Up for Community Runners and Running Buddies: Saturday, May 4 at the Tanger Ashevile Food Court from Noon - 3 pm. This will make the day-of check-in move quicker on race day so if you're able to stop by, we encourage it. 
  • Day-of packet pick up will open at 8 am on race day in the registration tent.
  • GOTR Girls will check in with their coaches on race day for their race gear. There is no early packet pick up option for program participants. 
  • The 5K will be cancelled only for thunder and lightning, unsafe driving conditions or other hazardous conditions. This decision would be made by 5:00 am the morning of the event. Please check your email if there may be cause for cancellation. 
  • What to wear? Running clothes but make it fun! Girls on the Run is so much fun and we want our 5K to bring that experience full-circle for our GOTR Girls so if you have fun sparkles, tutus, hats, bright colors that you don't get to wear often enough - now is your time to shine!

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! 

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Running Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair 
  • Bib Decorating 
  • Lego Station

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 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 will recieve an event t-shirts. Girls enrolled in the GOTR program will recieve a race medal. 

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.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, water stations, happy hair stations and more! 

For non-program participants, the price will increase three weeks out from the event.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

Join us for our 5K!

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