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Girls on the Run Spring 2017 5k presented by CHS

Girls on the Run Spring 2017 5k presented by CHS

May

6

Time: 8:00am - Race Start; 7:00am - Participant Arrival Time
Venue: Lineberger Park
Location: Gastonia, NC

Event Itinerary

This timed run/walk event is open to the public! Join hundreds of spring participants as they celebrate the culmination of their 10 week season. 

This timed run/walk event is open to the public! Join hundreds of spring participants as they celebrate the culmination of their 10 week season. 

Questions? Please contact Special Events Manager Toni Bethune, antonia.bethune@girlsontherun.org.

Packet Pick-Up

Girls on the Run coaches will distribute race bibs to GOTR participants in Lineberger Park on May 7th. Girls on the Run participants and coaches should wear their hot pink program shirts. Heart & Sole participants and coaches should wear their yellow program shirts. GOTR participants will receive their 5k t-shirts and medals at the finish line.

Packet Pick-up for other participants is available Thurs, May 4th, 12-6pm and Fri, May 5th, 10am-6pm at Girls on the Run of Gaston County, 214 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia.

Packets can also be picked up at the race beginning at 7:00am.

Course Information

 To view the race course map, click here.

Weather/Emergency Policy

Our spectators and participants’ safety is our primary concern. We will closely monitor the weather forecast for race weekend, but due to rapidly changing weather conditions, we may not be able to make any decision regarding the race until Saturday morning.

Below are the steps we will follow if the threat of bad weather occurs prior to 8:00 a.m. race start:

  • If there is a threat and/or we are having thunderstorms  at 7:45am on race morning, the race start will be delayed until 8:30am to allow the threat to pass.
  • Should the threat remain at 8:30am, the Girls on the Run 5K will be cancelled.  Unfortunately, no refunds will be able to be given due to weather crisis situations.

Should a storm come about while the runners are out on the race course, they should all seek coverage along the race course. Once the storm has passed, runners should return directly to the race start/finish line. 

The Gastonia Police Department will be on site and along the race course to coordinate efforts in an emergency should arise.

Parking

Free parking is available at Lineberger Park. Remote parking is also available at Parkwood Baptist (1729 E Garrison Blvd) or Gaston Public Library (1555 E Garrison Blvd). If parking at the Library, please park only in spaces #26-54 or in the public spaces below the median in the back of the building. A YMCA bus will shuttle participants to the park beginning at 6:30am and return them to their vehicles after the Awards Ceremony.

Pet Policy

For the safety of all participants, pets are not allowed at the Girls on the Run 5k, so please leave your furry friends at home.

GOTR Gear

Girls on the Run gear will be available for purchase at the 5k under the Merchandise Tent at Packet Pick-up at our offices. Don't forget to bring cash or credit card so you can purchase the latest GOTR items at the 5k.  

Event Results

After the event, you’ll be able to view your event results under "Event Results" in the GotR 5K dropdown menu.