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! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Fall Season Celebratory 5K
November 19, 2022

Jennings Landing - Albany, NY 


8:00 AM - Check in begins

8:00 AM - Day of race registration, activity stations & merchandise tent open

9:30 AM - Group Warm Up

10:00 AM - Girls on the Run 5K Starts


Category Early Bird - Until  11/7

Late - After 11/7*

Race Day*

Community Runner   $30 $30 $35
Youth Community Runner  (Under 16) $20 $20 $25
Virtual Runner $20 $20  

*No T-Shirt

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

THANK YOU for joining us in finishing our season strong on Saturday, November 19, 2022!

We want to make sure everyone has a happy, fun and safe 5k day. To help with this we created this Event Guide with a variety of information and details about the Fall Celebration 5k including parking, a race map, event policies, the timeline for the morning and so much more. 

Course Map: 

F22 GOTR 5k Map



Parking is located in the surface lots, garages, and metered spots throughout downtown and is also available at the Riverfront Parking Garage for $5. Please note any parking restrictions and street closures when planning your route. For more information on parking options, visit www.parkalbany.com. Please follow our GOTR signs and volunteers to the Jennings Landing starting area.


Event Timeline:

8:00am Welcome!

  • 5k Runner Packet Pick Up Opens
  • Activities open

8-8:30am Program participants arrive

  • Please check in with your team at your team’s sign before moving to activities
  • All girls should plan to arrive by 8:30am

9:15 am Celebration activities close

9:30 am Warm up, stretching, and National Anthem

9:45am Participants travel to their wave start line ONLY WHEN CALLED

Waves will be called in the following order…

  • Wave 1: Run the entire 5K course
  • Wave 2: Run / Walk
  • Wave 3: Mostly Walk
  • Wave 4: Strollers

10:00am *** 5K Start ***

11:30am Last 5K Participant Finishes, revisit Fun Zone, Photo Backdrop and Merchandise

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! 

Volunteers are an integral part of making the 5K celebration a success for hundreds of local girls in the Capital Region. 

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

Ideally, we would love for volunteers to be with us for the duration of the event, approximately 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM. We do understand that not everyone can commit to the entire event so we do have time blocks available to choose from.

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 encourages every participant to get 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 Running 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 bib decorating stations, water stations, and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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