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
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Inderkum High School, 2500 New Market Drive, Sacramento


7:30 a.m. - Teams start arriving
9:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K starts


Registration Type Price
Feb 16 - April 13: Early Bird (Online) $30
April 14 - May 16: General (Online) $35
May 19 - Day of (In-person) $45

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Free parking is available.
  • Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to warm up and ensure everyone in your group is checked in at registration.

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
  • Face-Painting Station

* 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 Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento). 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. A CERT team is on site too.

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. 5K course if flat and paved. 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. A Running Buddies main priority is to ensure the safety of the girl they are running with - make sure they stay on course, help if they fall and skin their knee, etc. But the most important part is encouraging the girl as she makes her way through the course. You are her personal cheering section reminding her she is strong and she can do it!

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

Absolutely! Every participant who registered for the 5K will receive a t-shirt. All GOTR girl participants will receive a medal at the finish line. Volunteers will receive a shirt as well.

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register. Everyone is welcome to join in this fun and empowering community event.

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, "bling your bib" stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too! And Tikiz on the River will be on-site selling hot drinks including coffee, hot chocoate and teas. They also have sweet treats such as smoothies. They are generously donating a portion of the proceeds to Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento.

Yes. The registration price will increase from the early-bird rate on April 14 to the standard rate. You may still register the day of the 5K, but the rate will again increase. Register early for the best price and guaranteed event shirt.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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