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 2024 5K Celebration
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Kitsap County Fairgrounds

1274 NW Fairgrounds Rd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311


Kitsap & Mason County Teams: 9am 5K Start

Pierce County Teams: 12pm 5K Start

* please arrive an hour before your 5K start time!


Registration: Price
Current GOTR Participant - No registration required. Included
Early Bird Adult Registration (before April 15) $30
Early Bird Youth Registration (before April 15) $20
Standard Adult Registration $35
Standard Youth Registration  $30
Day Of Registration $35

NOTE: 5K registration for current GOTR participants is included with program registration. Current GOTR girls do NOT need to register for the 5K.

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Free parking is available on site at the Fairgrounds. When leaving the 5K event, please be sure to use the designated exit to avoid the race course.

  • Upon arrival, GOTR girls should meet with their coaches at their designated team meet up spot (look for the signs).

  • After checking in with coaches, visit our Inspiration Village with food trucks, free activities, sponsor booths, photo booth back drops and more. This is the perfect time for photos!

  •  Prior to the start of the race, announcements will be made when it’s time to re-group at the designated team meet-up spots. Teams and their running buddies will start together in waves.

  • Course Details: One large loop through the Fairgrounds and surrounding areas on a mix of paved walkways, grass, and trails. The route is stroller friendly but as ask that all pets are left 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.

  • Please remember that this is a non-competitive event, with each girl moving at her own pace and all finished celebrated equally.


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


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 5K 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.

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!

Early Bird registration is until April 15th. There will be a price increase on registrations after April 15th. 

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!