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5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

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! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Fall Season Celebratory 5K
Date
November 20, 2022
Location

City Park
185 Asylum Road
Warwick, RI 02889

Time

8:30am: 5K Village Activities
10am: Girls on the Run 5K

Price

Registration Type Price
Until November 18 at 12pm: General (Online) $25
November 20: Day of (In-Person) $30

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • The 5K event is only for the Fall Girls on the Run community.
  • Follow the signs and volunteers will direct traffic to open lots. Please be kind and patient.
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to warm up and ensure everyone in your group is checked in at registration.
  • Fall Girls on the Run girls: report to your site sign to meet your coach and get your shirt and bib.
  • There are water stations at Mile 1, Mile 2, and the finish line.

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! 

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
  • Happy Hair or Face-Painting Station
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 may complete the course in under 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. EMTs are also on the course in the event of a medical issue.

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.

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. 

Yes! Family and friends can participate in the event, but must register. Our Fall event is not open to community members outside of our program.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be tattoos, happy hair stations and more! Our Council is also selling merchandise to support our program.

There is a price increase for day of registration.

Our 5K is a rain-or-shine event and will only be cancelled in the case of severe or threatening conditions. If severe conditions should occur on our 5K day, we will post information on our website, on Facebook and Instagram, and via email.

Event registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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