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
Saturday, April 20, 2024

Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School
134 Rosa Lane
Winchester, VA 22602


7:30 AM -Registration and packet pickup Running Buddies/Community Runners 
8:30 AM -Girls on the Run Families Arrive: meet coaches on the football field
9:30 AM   -Girls on the Run 5K starts!


Registration Type Price
January 1-March 22: Community Runner (Online) $28
March 23 -April 20: Community Runner (Online) $35
January 1-March 22:  Community Youth (age 15 and below) Runner (Online) $15
March 23 -April 20: Community Youth (age 15 and below) (Online) $20
January 1-March 22:  Running Buddy (Online) $24
March 23 -April 20: Running Buddy (Online) $28
On Site Registration will be available on April 20 for all Categories Varies


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

Registration is open for our 2024 Spring 5K.   Register by March 22 to be guaranteed a race day shirt.  

Race Course:  We use a combination of roads around Evandale Elementary/Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle School. We will have Race Marshalls helping to direct traffic.  View the race day course map here

Cars will NOT be able to leave until the race has completed for the safety of our runners and volunteers.  

2024 Spring Celebratory 5K Family Guide coming soon! 


The time to sign up for the Spring 2024 5K is here! Will you be joining us on April 20 (Saturday) for an unforgettable day of excitement, positivity and celebration? The end-of-season 5K event is a time for us to come together as a community and applaud our girls on the lessons they have learned, obstacles they have overcome and the confidence they have built. Join us as a volunteer! Volunteer Registration will open in February 2024.  

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
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair or Face-Painting Station

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

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 face painting, water stations, happy hair stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

The price will increase four weeks out from the event.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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