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

Fall 5K Details TBD




Registration Type Price
Early Registration  TBD
Standard Registration TBD

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


Be part of a celebration that empowers girls and embraces the joy of togetherness. Run walk roll, hop, no matter how you move, you belong at the GOTR 5k!  Our 5K is a non-competitive, celebratory event that is an unforgettable day of pure magic. Check back here closer to the event for the full event guide, including course information.

This regional 5K celebration is open to our GOTR participants, their running buddies and family members only. Community Runners are welcome at our Iowa City 5K Celebration.

Are you a member of the community and want to volunteer? See below!

Interested in volunteering at our upcoming Cedar Falls 5K event? We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

  • Check-In
  • Water/Aid Station at Course Turnaround
  • Cheer Stations/Course Marshalls
  • Finish Line Food & Beverage Station

Arrival Time for volunteers is 7:45 am.

Note: All volunteers will undergo a background check. 

If you have any questions or interested in bringing a group of volunteers, email jamie.klingman@girlsontherun.org.


Our teams are geographically dispersed throughout Eastern Iowa. Our teams in Cedar Falls (Aldrich, Cedar Heights, and Orchard Hill) will participate in the Run Like a Mother 5K in Cedar Falls while other teams will participate in the Iowa City Spring 2023 5K or in local, site-based 5Ks.

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

First, we understand that life happens, and circumstances 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!

A Running Buddy is identified by a 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 GOTR participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal and a certificate.

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

Your child's coach team will provide additional information about pre-5K activities for GOTR participants at the Run Like a Mother 5K.

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