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
May 13, 2023

Yeatman's Cove on the River

705 E Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati OH 45202


2:00pm Event Opens, Celebration Begins

3:00pm GOTR 5K Start


Registration Type

Early Bird: 2/27 - 4/13 $30 (7 & under) & $35 (8 & over)

Pre Registration: 4/14 - 5/12 $35 (7 & under) & $40 (8 & over)

5K Day Registration: 5/13 $40 (7 & under) & $45 (8 & over)


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


The GOTR 5K is the culmination of our 10 week program. Join us to celebrate as over 1000 girls cross the finish to their first 5K!


May 13, 2022 

2:00pm  Arrival, Registration and Fun Zone opens

3:00pm  5K Starts



Yeatman's Cove

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202



OPTION 1: Friday, May 12, 10AM-6PM at the GOTR office at 4760 Red Bank Road, Suite 218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

OPTION 2: Saturday May 13, beginning at 2PM at the 5K event.



EVERYONE is invited to participate! So sign up the whole family and be active together.

CLICK HERE for our 5K Celebration Event Guide with all details and maps.



Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Register to volunteer today! 

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Course Marshalls
  • Water Stops
  • Cheer Zones
  • Fun Zone-Happy Hair, Tiaras, Sign Making, Tattoos
  • Green Team
  • Start/Finish

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

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 fun zone and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

For non-program participants, the price will increase one month 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!