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

Girls on the Run 5K Celebration
April 20, 2024

Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie located at Westside Church

3361 S. Jenkins Road

Ft. Pierce, FL 34981



7:45 Pre Run Festivities

8:30 Run Begins


Registration Type Price
Running Buddy Age 16+ $15
Community Participant $25
Age 15 & Under $15
GOTRTC Alumna $15

NOTE: Spring Program participants DO NOT need to register for the 5K. In the event of severe weather, the 5K may experience a delay or cancellation.

  • All runners must register and be assigned a running bib for safety. 
  • Girls and Families arrive at 7:45 for pre-run festivities. 
  • Be festive! Come dressed as your boldest YOU! Wear a tutu or funky socks, breathe, believe and be YOU!
  • We will have vendors and GOTR merchandise at the event.   
  • Running Buddies & Community Participnts will receive a T-shirt if registered early. 
  • Same day registration is limited. We cannot guarantee a shirt for same day registrants. 
  • Not running? Bring a blanket or fold-up chair so you can cheer the girls on as they run by. 

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 welcome service and school groups! If you have a group to volunteer, please contact : jeane.bartlett@girlsontherun.org

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success!

  • Set-up and tear down
  • Team and participant check-in
  • Course Marshals
  • Water Station
  • Cheer Stations
  • Inspiration stations, pre-run activities
  • Refreshment assistance

* Volunteers who work closely with the girls will need to have a background check. 



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. 

Every GOTR and H&S registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal. 5K Buddies and Community Participants receive a t-shirt and post run refreshements. 

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

A site-based 5K means the 5K course will take place at the site where an individual team practiced throughout the season. 

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! Our Council is offering 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 inspiration stations, happy hair stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for a donation, too!

For non-program participants, the price will be increased if registering day-of the race. 

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