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

Fall Season Celebratory 5K
November 23, 2024

Two Rivers Park 

2320 Two Rivers Pkwy

Nashville , TN 37214


7:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run Race Village 
8:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K Starts


Registration Type Early Bird (Through October 24 ) Late (After October 24)
Adult Community Runner $40 $45
Child Community Runner $30 $35
Running Buddy $20 $20

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • Packet Pickup for Community Runners and Running Buddies will be available prior to the event.  Please arrive by 7am and check in at the registration table. 
  • Free parking is available for the 5K in the Wave Country Parking Lot (2320 Two Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37214)
  • Volunteers will receive an email with special instructions. 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and show your GOTR pride. 
  • Day of runner registration and check-in will open at 7:00am.
  • The GOTR Race Village will open at 7:00am with Happy Hair, face painting, coffee, selfie station, poster decorating and much more!
  • Group warm-ups will start at 7:45am.
  • The 5K starts at 8am.
  • Race Village fun remains open until 10am.

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
  • Course Marshalls
  • Running Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair or Face-Painting Station
  • Lead and Tail Bikers

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 


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 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 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 has 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 face painting, selfie stations, happy hair stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise, too!

Yes, strollers are welcome. We just ask that you be mindful of the girls. Please give them plenty of room to get by on the course. They've worked hard for this day, so we want them to be able to shine!

No, only service animals are allowed at the 5K.

Drivers should use the Wave Country parking lot located at 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, TN 337214 for navigation. There will be parking attendees helping direct runners and spectators to the Race Village as well as signage upon arrival. 

The 5k will continue in the event of cold and rain. Please check the weather and dress accordingly.  The race will only be canceled if the conditions are unsafe. All participants would be notified via email/text at least two hours in advance.

Event festivities will end at 10am or 45 minutes after the last runner crosses the finish line. 

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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