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Girls on the Run 5K

Join Us Saturday, December 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. AT THE COMBAT AIR MUSEUM ON FORBES FIELD

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!

Register Today!

Early Packet Pick-up and late registration: at the YWCA November 30th from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Day of event packet pick-up and late registration: at the Combat Air Museum December 1st from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Registration Prices Adults (18+) Youth (5-17) GOTR Running Buddy
Early Registration (thru Oct 1) $25 $12 $15
Regular Registration
(Oct 2- Nov 29 )
$30 $17 $20
Race Day Registration $35 $20 $25

 Includes: Chip Timing, Event T-Shirt and GOTR Pre-Race Festival. T-shirts not guaranteed for registrations received after Oct 1st.

Event Details

Located in front of the Combat Air Museum

Combat Air Museum
7016 SE Forbes Avenue
Forbes Field, Topeka,
Kansas 66619-1444


We ask participants and spectators to park in the lot North of the Combat Air Museum.

Each participant is required to wear their race bib on the FRONT of their body at all times during the race.

Timing is courteous of Red Dirt Management. Results can be found online after the events conclusion.

Course begins and ends at the Combat Air Museum. Runners are asked to be aware of traffic and use caution at all times and follow the instructions of course marshals and event staff. Headphones are NOT permitted.


Are located inside the Combat Air Museum and near the parking lot.

Aid Stations:

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 participate in the following:

  • Race Festival – Temporary Tattoos, Friends & Family Booth
  • Shopping! The YWCA will have a small store during the event where you can purchase merchandise – proceeds benefit our local Girls on the Run council!

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  Kjrsten Abel-Ruch, Healthy Lifestyles Program Director or register online.

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 Exhibition Request Form and return it to the YWCA by Nov 15th.

Thank you to our event sponsors: