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

GOTR Spokane Celebratory 5K
June 1, 2024

Riverside Memorial Park (211 N Government Way)


8:00 am - Girls on the Run Pre-Race Festivities
9:00 am - Girls on the Run Celebratory 5k


Registration Type Price
Adults $30
Youth $15

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

We hope to see you Saturday, June 1, 2024 for the most joyous 5K around! Our Celebratory 5K is open to the public and is for EVERYONE! We encourage walking, running, skipping, hopping - even dancing - to move forward. 

It's a 5K like no other - capes, bandanas, giggles, smiles, tutus, crowns, girl power sparkle, cheers and encouragement abound! Everyone is free to be themselves (AKA AMAZING) and complete the 5K at their own happy pace and with their own unique style.

  • This event is open to the public. All runners must be registered.
    • Note: all current Girls on the Run participants are already registered. No further action required!
  • Free parking is available around Riverside Memorial Park. When leaving the 5K event, please be respectful of park property.
  • GOTR participants will meet with their coaches at their designated team meet up spot (look for team signs). Coaches have bibs and pins for team members.
  • All other runners (family, friends, and community runners) should check-in at the Registration Booth to pick up race bib (pre-registration is strongly encouraged to reduce lines on event day).
  • 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.
  • After checking in, visit our Fun Zone with free activities, photo booth back drops, and more. This is the perfect time for photos!
  • Announcements and the warm up will begin at 8:45. 
  • Strollers ARE permitted on the course - the entire 5k course is paved. Pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Celebratory 5K. With the health and safety of all our participants in mind, we kindly ask that you please leave all furry friends at home.
  • At the end of the 5K, every participant receives a finishers medal, then is invited to make their way to the refreshment area.
  • We encourage finishers to stay and cheer on other runners. All GOTR participants must check out with their coaches before leaving the event.
  • Please remember that this is a non-competitive event, with each runner moving at their own pace and all finishers celebrated equally.

Volunteers make our Celebratory 5K possible! Sign up here to volunteer at our 5K on June 1, 2024. We need 50+ volunteers to help make our 5K successful! We have individual and group volunteer opportunities and multiple time frames for you to choose from. 

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

  • Set-up and tear down
  • Registration
  • Course monitors
  • Running Buddies
  • Water station
  • Cheer station
  • Happy Hair station
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.

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.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

For non-program participants, the price will increase one week out from the event.

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