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 5K
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Temple to Music

Roger Williams Park

Providence, RI


5K Starts at 9:30am


Registration Type Price
Early Bird Registration (Online) Until April 13 $30
Open Registration (Online) $35
Day of (In-Person) $40
Registered 5K participants receive a 5K shirt and finisher medal.

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • The Spring 5K is open to the community and SoleMates.
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to ensure everyone in your group is checked in at registration.
  • Follow the signs to open lots. Please be kind and patient.
  • Spring Girls on the Run participants: 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.
  • GIrls on the Run 5K Checklist

Event Day Timeline

  • 8:00 AM Coach check-in participant arrival
  • 9:15 AM Same day registration closes
  • 9:20 AM Pre-race program starts
  • 9:30 AM 5K begins
  • 11:30 AM Event comes to a close

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
  • Community Running Buddies (required background check)
  • Water Stations
  • Race day ambassadors to help teams with activities and needs in 5K village
Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

Yes, all coaches and site liaisons who will be participaitng in the 5K race need to register using the online system.  Your council will provide a discount code that waives the fee. 

If you will just be helping in the 5K village and cheerleading, you do not need to register for the race. (Note: only those who register will get a race day t-shirt). 

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 5K Buddy is 16+ years of age and can be a parent/guardian, family member, neighbor, teacher, GOTR coach, or anyone else your participant would like to run with. 5K Buddies support their Girls on the Run participant by encouraging them to complete the 5K at their "happy pace."

If you’re having difficulty finding a 5K Buddy, please let your coaches know. Your child can be paired with a volunteer 5K Buddy. All volunteer 5K Buddies are vetted and background check by Girls on the Run Rhode Island.

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Yes! Family and friends can participate in the event and must register.

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?  
Register to join our 5K event!