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

Girls on the Run 5K Spring 2024
May 11th, 2024

Kincaid Park

9401 Raspberry Road

Anchorage, AK 99502


9:00am - 1:00pm

9:00am - Start of Activites

10:00am - Start of 5K


Registration Type Price
Alumnae and/or Child (any former GOTR girls or children under 13 years old) $10
Sparkle Runner (opportunity for community members to join the run!) $25
Happy Sleeper (someone who wants to support us while sleeping in!) $45
Running Buddy (running with a registered GOTR participant) $10

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! 


  • Running Buddies: Each GOTR participant must have a running buddy during the 5k- this is for safety, as well as to help encourage and support her along the route.  If you don't have a buddy we are happy to pair her with a community running buddy. If you have a co-worker, friend, family member who wants to run with your girl they are welcome to join us and can sign up above.  We also encourage those who are not going to be buddies to sign up as a community runner


  • Upon arrival, participants are to check-in with their coaches where they will meet their Running Buddies (if applicable) and can enjoy fun activities we will have available for participants and families


  • This is a fun and celebratory event! We encourage all participants to dress up in costumes, bright colors, etc. We also ask that participants and their families plan to stay and cheer on all runners as they cross the finish line. The 5k is only over when everyone has crossed the finish line!  Teams have worked hard all season to meet their goal, and it would mean so much to them to have participants cheer them on until the very end.


  • When you partner with us, you make it possible for Alaskan girls to unlock their power and potential. Each sponsorship opportunity offers unique benefits and supports our mission. If you are interested in sponsoring our 5K, be sure to check out our sponsorship packet here: GOTR 2024 Sponsorship Packet

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Sign up below or email our director today:

Volunteer at our 5K!


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 or Face-Painting Station

Volunteer for our 5K!

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. 

Every GOTR participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal, and everyone who joins us on 5k day can participate in the pre-5k activities!

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! 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 a DJ, water stations, happy hair stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

When you partner with us, you make it possible for Alaskan girls to unlock their power and potential. Each sponsorship opportunity offers unique benefits and supports our mission. Check out our sponshorship packet here: GOTR 2024 Sponsorship Packet 

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5K or a future event?

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

Register for our 5K or Volunteer!

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