Girls on the Run 5K
May 13, 2017
Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event. It is a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a ten week season of Girls on the Run programming. By the day of the 5K, their enthusiasm is so unbridled that they are running around before the race! Positive energy abounds as the girls dance to warm-up music, get their hair “happied” and "tattoos" on their faces, and gather with their teammates to hold hands as they head to the starting line. Our 5K is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face! You will be so glad you joined us!
Registration Includes: Chip Timing, Event T-Shirt, Finish Line Photographs and GOTR Pre-Race Festival. T-shirts not guaranteed for registrations received after May 1st.
Early Packet Pick- Up
Friday, May 12, 2017: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.- YWCA of Northeast Kansas- 225 SW12th Street, Topeka
7:30 a.m. –Registration & Late Packet Pickup Begin
8:15 a.m. –GOTR Participants meet with teammates and coaches
8:45 a.m. - Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration Closes
9:00 a.m. 5K Event Starts
9:00:-10:30 a.m. Celebration activities for s spectators and participants as they finish the 5k!
10:15 a.m. – 5K Award Ceremony
Start & Finish Location:
The race will start and finish just north of the intersection of 13th & Jackson, on the East side of the YWCA located at 225 SW 12th Street. Jackson will be closed to traffic from 14th & Kansas to 12th Street while the course is open.
Race participants may park in any YWCA/GreatLife parking lots on the West or South sides of the building. Overflow parking will be in the State lots located between Topeka Blvd and Harrison Streets off Huntoon.
Timing and Results:
Timing services provided by Race Day Timing Solutions, results will be available at www.racedaytimingsolutions.com. Each participant is required to wear their race bib on the FRONT of their body at all times during the race.
The course is begins and ends at the YWCA and utilizes the Landon Nature trail. Runners will need to keep right on the trails so that runners returning and Topeka Police Officers will be able to pass. Runners will need to use caution at all times and follow the instructions of Topeka Police Department (TPD) Officers, course marshals and event directors.
TPD will lead the race and runners must not overtake the Officer in charge unless directed to do so. As this is a timed event/competition the use of headphones of any kind is strongly discouraged while on the route. Hearing impairment devices are excluded.
Restrooms are located outside of the YWCA for use for the event.
The Aid Stations on course will provide Water, Gatorade and first aid supplies.
All spectators are asked to remain off of the course at all times. Spectators are invited to partake in the:
All race proceeds directly benefit Girls on the Run of Northeast Kansas. Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 8th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their inner confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
This event is not possible without the support of many fabulous volunteers. To learn more about volunteering opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up on Volunteer Local.
We are recruiting exhibitors to help the GOTR girls celebrate, focusing on organizations in the community they can continue to help or become involved with outside of Girls on the Run or who promote healthy lifestyles.
We encourage and hope our exhibitors will have games or activities for the girls. Give-aways are always appreciated by the girls and their families!
Interested exhibitors can fill out the Exhibitor Request form and return it to the YWCA by May 8.
GOTR 5K SERIES SPONSORS