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Spring 2018 Girls on the Run 5k!



Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: College Community School District campus
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Event Itinerary

This family-friendly, clock-timed, celebratory race is the culminating event of the 10-week, 20-lesson Girls on the Run  program for 3rd – 6th grade girls. Join nearly 500 girls and their Running Buddies from 31 area schools in Linn, Johnson, Benton and Washington Counties!

Our 5k is clock-timed and open to all community participants--all ages and abilities welcome. Please join us for this joyful celebration of our girls' accomplishments in their 10- week Girls on the Run season!

5k registration fees:

Standard Registration (thru April 9, 2018) -- $20.00        

Late Registration (April 10-May 4, 2018) -- $25.00            

Day of Race (May 5, 2018)  --  $30.00



• 8:00 AM: Same-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
• 8:30 AM: Coaches arrive and check-in at the coaches' table
• 9:00 AM: Girls and Running Buddies arrive and find their schools; enjoy pre-race festivities include music, face painting, silly hair spray, and more!
• 9:50 AM: Welcome and remarks
• 9:55 AM: Group warm-up 
• 10:00 AM: Race start!

Packet Pick-Up

Cedar Rapids packet pickup:  Wednesday, May 2, 4-7 at Iowa Running Company (1000 3rd St SE, Ste 2)

Iowa City Packet Pickup:  Thursday, May 3, 4-7 at Scheels at Coral Ridge mall.

Course Information

The Girls on the Run Spring 2018 5k will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. We're delighted to once again be running on the College Community School District campus in Cedar Rapids! The address is: 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.

We will meet in the parking lot in front of Prairie Crest Elementary. The 5k (3.1 miles) course will be mostly on pavement, with a small stretch of gravel path. The course will include two laps.

5k map

 One water station will be available on the course, approximately 1.5 miles into the race. Port-a-potties will be available near the staging area. Thanks to donations from a number of generous businesses, refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Sorry, no pets or jogging strollers allowed on the course. Assisted athlete strollers are welcome. Remember that there will be more than 500 young participants on the course, many taking part in their very first 5k event, and we want to make it as safe and distraction-free an experience as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Questions? Contact us at See you at the 5k!

Weather/Emergency Policy

Be prepared to run in any weather! Come ready to go with the flow, whether it's raining, shining, or somewhere in between. If there is heavy rain and/or lightning in the area, we will delay the start of the 5k for 20 minutes. If it is still unsafe to run, no refunds will be given, and our  Facebook page will be updated as soon as possible. Visualize sunshine!


Parking is available on the College Community School District campus off 76th Ave. between Prairie High School and Prairie Crest Elementary and across the street from the Early Education Center. Other entrances to campus will be blocked off for the race.