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

Central PA 5K
Saturday, November 23, 2024

Miller Center YMCA of Lewisburg
120 Hardwood Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837


9:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run Friends & Family zone opens
10:15 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K start


Registration Type Price
September 20 - 5K Online Registration Opens $35
October 25 - register by this date for a guaranteed GOTR 5K shirt -
November 8 at 9:00 a.m. - Deadline to order a Spirit on the Course sign  $20
November 8 - 5K Registration Closes at 9:00 a.m. -
Day of Event Registration  $40

Registration prices increases to $40 after November 8 for day of registration. Bring your phone to register on the day of the event. 

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Online 5K Registration is open from September 20 - November 8 (closes at 9:00 AM). After the online registration closes, individuals will only have the option to register in person on the day of the event. 
  • Interested in ordering a Spirit on the Course sign to cheer your GOTR girl on? Click here to order by November 8 at 9:00 am. You can also order a sign when registering for the 5K.
  • Friends & Family Zone opens at 9:00 am. Warm-up and announcements will start at 10:00 am with a 5K start at 10:15 am. 
  • Free parking is available. See map on where to park for the event and for accessible parking location.
  • See the NEW 5K Course map here! 
  • Click here to view the Spring 2024 5K Event Guide. It includes all the information you need to know about 5K day! (Coming Soon!)

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! 

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Volunteer Table
  • Course Guide
  • Running Buddies 
  • Water Station
  • Recover & Refuel Station
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hairband Station
  • Face-Painting Station
  • Poster Station
  • Stellar Shoepin Station
  • Bling Your Bib Station

Note: Running Buddies appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 


Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be flots of activity stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

Yes! Family and friends of program participants can participate in the event, but must register. We do not encourage community members to participate due the size of the 5K already.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

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 23-25 minutes, most cross the finish line in 30-60 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

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!

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 16 or older, 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.

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! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise table to commemorate this memorable event.

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Interested in sponsoring our council’s programs,
5K or a future event?

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

Join us for our 5K!

Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!