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 4th

Swope Park
3999 Swope Pkwy &, 3999 E Meyer Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64132


9:00 am 


Registration Date Price
February 10th - March 4th (Early bird) $35
March 5th - April 15th $45
April 16th - May 4th $50

Check email and text for the most up-to-date GOTR communication. NOTE: Program participants and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

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! 

Packet pick-up is for picking up your race day materials.

This season, we are offering packet pick-up Friday, May 3rd at 2 locations. Participants are welcome to pick up their packet at any of the 2 locations listed below between 12-7 p.m. Race day packet pick-up will also be available.

NORTH: Dick’s Sporting Goods at Zona Rosa (8665 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153)

SOUTH: Dick’s Sporting Goods at Town Center (11801 Nall Ave, Leawood, KS 66211)

Please note that girls will receive their race day materials from their coach. Coaches and girls do not need to attend packet pick-up.

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! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be mural coloring, water stations, hair ties stations appearances by Alpha Lit the Bubble Bus and more!

Reminder, girls and coaches are already registered for the 5K. The price of the 5K will increase to $50 the week of the race.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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