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

Spring Season Celebratory 5K
May 18, 2024 (tentative)

Eisenhower Park

1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY


7:30 a.m. - Coaches arrive 

7:45 a.m. - Families arrive for pre-run fun

9:00 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K begins


Registration Type Price
Mar 11-31 Early Bird (Online) $25
April 1-May 17 General (Online) $35
May 18 (day of registration) $40

Program participants DO NOT need to register. Event is RAIN OR SHINE - no refunds will be given if event is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

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 Break Down
  • Registration
  • Water Station
  • Cheer Stations
  • Spirit Runners
  • GOTR Village (pre-run activities)
  • Refreshments



Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

There is NO rain date. The 5K is held rain or shine so come dressed for the weather. We encourage rain ponchos and layers. If the course is deemed unsafe by Nassau County Parks, Public Safety and GOTR Staff, the event would be cancelled. No refunds are given if the event is cancelled OR if you're unable to make the event due to illness or other commitments. IF the weather is questionable and you're unsure if the event is cancelled, please check with your team's coaches or contact us at gotrlongisland@gmail.com 

As a reminder, this is not a timed race and 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, 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 participating runner 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 have cyclists after the last runner. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

There will be an ambulance on site as required by Nassau County Parks

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! We will be selling hot pink superhero capes as well as limited quantities of GOTR-branded items

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, bling your bib, happy hair stations and more! 

Early bird pricing is $25 available through October 31, 2023. The 5K fee is $35 through November 30. Day-of registration is $40. All running buddies and community runners will receive a GOTR branded item while supplies last.

Please note GOTR girls who are registered for the fall 2023 season do not need to register for the 5K as they are already registered as part of the program. 

No. Only service dogs are permitted. 

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