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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
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location

Watson Park, 3022 S Mclean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217

Time

2:00pm

Price

Registration Type Price
September 12-October 21: Early Bird (Online) $30
October 22 - Nov 20: General (Online) $35
Packet Pick-Up (In-person only) $40

RUNNING BUDDIES MUST BE REGISTED BY OCTOBER 21 AT 5:00PM!

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

The GOTR Fall 5k will start and finish at Watson Park, 3022 S Mclean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217. 

All Community Runners and Running Buddies must pick up their race packet on Saturday, November 19 between 9am-1pm at Airstrike, 600 S Tyler Rd Ste 232, Wichita, KS 67209. Friends or family can pick up your packet for you.

5k Course

5k Event Guide (Coming Soon)

Race Day Schedule:

1:00pm: GOTR Program Participants check-in with coaches; pre-race celebration begins

2:00pm: 5k Race Starts

Interested in being a vendor at the 5k? Email Christy at Christy.Thomas@girlsontherun.org.

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
  • 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

All 5k Runners must park at South High School (701 W 33rd St S, Wichita, KS 67217) and take the Free shuttle bus to Watson Park. Participants will not be allowed to park inside Watson Park or on any of the side streets.  Please plan ahead and arrive in plenty of time to park, get on shuttle and arrive at the race! 

All Community Runners and Running Buddies will need to pick up their packet on Saturday, November 19 from 9am-1pm at Airstrike, 600 S Tyler Rd Ste 232, Wichita, KS 67209.

GOTR Girls and GOTR Coaches will recieve their packets on race day and will have nothing to pick up.

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

There will be one aid station on the course. Please bring water for spectators. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course. Additional water will be available at the finish line for the runners only.

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.

We highly encourage Running Buddies, even for the virtual 5K.

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!

Yes, the price will increase on October 22.

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