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
April 27, 2024

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

4089 Val Tech Road

Valdosta, GA 31602


7:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run Festival
7:30 a.m. - Walk-Up Registration Closes
7:30 a.m. - Line up for the 5K


Registration Type Price
January 1 - April 24: Early Bird (Online) $15
April 27: General (5K Day) $20

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 in the lot on your left inside the fence.
  • 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.

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! See more details and descriptions below.

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! All necessary supplies are provided. We just need YOU! (Volunteer meeting at 7:30am.)

  • Set-up Volunteers - (6:15-8:30am)
    Show up early to help get the venue ready to go!  Chalk the course, put out tables and supplies, help where needed.

  • Parking - (6:00am-8:30am)
    Direct cars where to go and where to park.

  • Photographers -  (6:30-10am)
    We need lots of photos of our girls celebrating. Photos can be taken on your phone or with your fancy camera. The more, the better!

  • Activity Station Volunteers - (6:30-8:30am)
    • Happy Hair - Spray participants hair with temporary fun colors
    • Photo Booth - Help participants celebrate with fun photos
    • Temporary Tattoos - Apply temporary GOTR tattoos
    • Facepainting - Use your stellar artistic skills to paint faces

  • Course Marshalls - (7:30-10:00am)
    Make sure the participants know which way to turn at the Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Starfire, Cat Woman, Batgirl and Wonder Woman turns. Choose your favorite female superhero and sign up.

  • Water Station Volunteers - (7:30-10:00am)
    Hand out water cups at mile markers.

  • Course Cheerleaders - (7:30-10:00am)
    Be prepared to be inspired as you line the course and cheer on our girls and their supporters. Costumes recommended.

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


Wonder Woman 5K Cheer Sign

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, anyone planning on participating in the 5K must register.

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. 

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

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

Envíanos un correo electrónico

Interested in sponsoring our council’s programs,
5K or a future event?

Email Us


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!