Girls on the Run 5K

December 2nd, Stowe Park, Belmont, NC

Registration Details
December 2, 2017

Girls on the Run 5K presented by Carolinas Healthcare System
7:00 AM | Race-Day Registration and Pre Event-Festivities Begins
8:30 AM | 5K Start
Course Information
Packet Pick-Up

At packet pickup 5k pariticpants will receive a 5K bib. 5K shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis for 5k paricipants at the following packet pickups: Thurs, Novemebr 30, 12-6pm, Fri, Dec 1st, 10am-6pm at Girls on the Run of Gaston County 190 S Oakland St, Gastonia, NC 28052, or Saturday, December 2nd, on 5k daty at the Regisration and Packet Pickup Tent starting at 7:00 am. 

Frequently Asked Questions

IS THE 5K TIMED OR CHIPPED?

The 5K is a family friendly, timed run/walk event to celebrate

SHOULD I REGISTER MY GIRL FOR THE 5K?

No. All Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole program participants are automatically registered for the 5K.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE OTHER 5K QUESTIONS?

Please contact 5K & Special Events Coordinator, Toni Bethune, at antonio.bethune@girlsontherun.org.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

Sadly, no. Please leave your furry friends at home! For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

Can I sign up on race day?

Yes! Race Day Registration will begin at 7:00am in Stowe Park.

Can I run with a jogging stroller?

Yes! We just ask that you begin at the back of the starting line pack and keep an eye out for others while on the course.

Volunteer Registration

The 5K would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls on their special day of achievement of completeing the 5K. Over 100 volunteers are needed to make our 5K Series a success! The 5k is a culminating even of our program is a tangible way to see how the program positively impacts girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident!"

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OPPORTUNITIES
Parking Marshal

Assist wtih safe arrival and exit of event attendees in designated parking lots.

Registration & Packet PIck-Up (Day of 5K)

Register 5K participants and distribute 5K bibs and shirts.

Face Painting

Paint faces of our GOTR girls and other guests (Face paint is provided).

Happy Hair

Apply colorful hair spray to happy our GOTR girls' hair prior to the 5K start (spray is provided).

MERCHANDISE SALES

Process transactions, and help customers find the latest GOTR gear at the GOTR Merchandise Tent.

WATER STOP(S)

Distribute cups of water to participants at miles 1 and 2 on the 5K course.

START/FINISH LINE MARSHAL

Maintain crowd control at the start/finish line. Cheer on participants starting and finishing the 5K.

COURSE MONITOR

Direct participants along the 5K course and cheer them on as they walk/jog/run. Course monitors will be placed at various locations along the 5K course.

COURSE SWEEPER

Follow last wave of participants to ensure safety along the 5K course. Cheer participants on along the way.

POST-RUN REFRESHMENTS

Distribute water and food/snacks to participants after they have completed the 5K.

CHEER TEAM STATION

Cheer on 5K participants at various locations along the 5K course. This is a perfect opportunity for a group! Volunteers for this role are welcome to dress in themed/uniform attire promoting their specific group. Decorate your area with sidewalk chalk and use noisemakers to keep our participants excited as they complete the 5K!

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Girls on the Run of Gaston County
214 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052

(704) 461-1140

info@gotrgaston.org