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Girls on the Run Fall 5k

Girls on the Run Fall 5k



Time: 10am Race (8am Fun!)
Venue: Sawyer Point
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Event Itinerary

This run/walk serves as the end of the season event for our GOTR Fall season, but it is open to EVERYONE of all ages, abilities and genders!  Please come join the girls, and bring along your friends and family.

To register to participate, click here.

To volunteer from 7am - noon, email Kathy  Jensen: 

Race TimeLine of Events:

Click here for a printable Race Timeline and Parking Directions...

8:00 - 9:20am:  Pre-race celebration for ALL kids that includes music, dancing, tiaras decorating, GOTR tattoo station, sign making, happy hair station, other family-fun activities plus interactive sponsor booths!

9:20am:  GOTR girls return to their team signs to meet up before the race

9:25am:  National Anthem

9:30am:  Wave 1 of participants (running the entire way) proceed to the starting line

9:38am:  Wave 2 of participants (running most of the way) proceed to the starting line

9:45am:  Wave 3 of participants (walking most of the way) proceed to the starting line

10am:  Race begins!

After the race:  ALL GOTR girls to sign out at their team sign!

Packet Pick-Up

All GOTR girls that are in the program this season and their coaches are already registered for the race.  Coaches will distribute their race number and t-shirt to the girls ahead of the event. 

For all other registrants, you can save time on race morning by picking up your race number and t-shirt at the GOTR Office (3330 Erie Ave, Ste 8, Cincinnati OH 45208) on Friday Nov 15 from 10am-6pm.  If you are not able to make it to packet pick-up, you are able to pick up your race number on race morning, but please allow 15-20 extra minutes. 

Course Information

The course will begin and end at Sawyer Point, running around the stadiums downtown.   

Click here for course map.

Race Starts: Within Sawyer Point near the tunnels. Click here for a start map.

Click here for start area map.

Race Ends: At the Kroger Promenade near the P&G Pavillion

In order to ensure the safety of all participants, all GOTR girls are asked to run with an adult running buddy and plan to be with this person at all times: before, during and after the race. 

Water is available at 2 water stations along the course.  Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.

Dogs are not allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are allowed but we ask anyone using a stroller to start at the end of the final group of race participants for the safety of all participants.

Weather/Emergency Policy

Spectators' and participants' safety is first and foremost with the race officials and Girls on the Run. We will closely monitor the weather forecast for race weekend, but due to rapidly changing weather conditions, we may not be able to make any decision regarding the race until Saturday morning.

The event will occur rain or shine, but below are the steps if there is a risk of thundershowers or accumulating snow showers:

1)  If there is a threat and/or we are having thunderstorms or snow showers at 9:45am on race morning, the race start will be delayed until 10:30am to allow the threat to pass.

2)  Should the threat remain at 10:30am, the Girls on the Run 5K will be cancelled.  Unfortunately, no refunds will be able to be given due to weather crisis situations. 

Should a storm come about while the runners are out on the race course, they should all seek coverage along the race course. Once the storm has passed, runners should return directly to the race start/finish line. 

The Cincinnati Police Department will be on site and along the race course to coordinate efforts in an emergency should arise.


The Race Start & Finish will take place at Sawyer Point (705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH 45202). 

There are dozens of parking lots within walking distance of Sawyer Point.  All lots will charge $4-$6, so please have cash available.  There is free on-street parking in designated areas on E Pete Rose Way, but these spots are usually taken up by 7:30am.

Click here for printable Parking Directions and Race Timeline...