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

Run Like a Mother 5K 2023, hosted by UNI Women in Business
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Big Woods Lake (South Side)
Cedar Falls, Iowa


Start Time: 9:00 a.m.


Registration Type Price
Early Registration (through 5/3) $25
Standard Registration $30

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

Run Like a Mother is hosted by UNI's Women in Business organization in support of the Iowa Women's foundation. As a recurring recipient of grant funding from the Iowa Women's Foundation, we are grateful to UNI Women in Business for inviting our Girls on the Run teams at Aldrich, Cedar Heights, and Orchard Hill to run the RLAM 5K as their end-of-season 5K celebration. 

GOTR Coaches and GOTR program participants have already been registered and DO NOT need to register for the 5K. Running Buddies of GOTR program participants will need to register.


Running Buddy Packet Pick-Up:

  • Location: Runners Flat in Cedar Falls
    • May 11th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
    • May 12th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.


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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