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 5K, presented by OAL
Sunday, November 24th

Millersville University 


2:30 PM - Start Time


NOTE: GOTR/H&S Program participants have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register or pick anything up prior to the 5K. 

Shirt & Bib Pick-up Times:

GOTR Office is located at 1062 Manheim Pike, Lancaster

Date Time Location
Wednesday, Nov. 20th 4 - 7 pm GOTR Office
Thursday, Nov. 21st 10 - 1 pm GOTR Office
Thursday, Nov. 21st 4 - 7 pm GOTR Office
Saturday, Nov. 23rd 10 - 1 pm GOTR Office
Sunday, Nov. 24th 12:30-2:00 pm Millersville University

NOTE: GOTR/H&S Program participants have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register or pick anything up prior to the 5K.

5K Event Maps 

Mapas de eventos 5K en español

Click here for 2022 5K video.

Click here for Fall 24 5K pictures.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Click the link to view and sign up for a 5K volunteer position! Volunteer positions will disappear from the category option as they are filled. 

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations



Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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. 

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 activities at our Happy Hub for all friends and family members. Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

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