2014 5K

Get inspired at our annual run/walk!


Please join us and experience the power and the celebration of a Girls on the Run 5K.  This fall, the season culminates with the Girls on the Run FROZEN! 5K on December 6.

Witness the girls’ enthusiasm as they gather, full of anticipation, ready to challenge themselves.  Join in as they cheer each other on.  Let the glow of accomplishment every girl feels as she crosses the finish line warm your heart!

Join us on December 6 at City Island for family friendly, fun, frozen pre-race activities and experience the power of Girls on the Run. Activities begin at 8AM, race starts at 9:30AM.

Information and Registration:



The Spring 2016 5K starts and ends at Hershey’s GIANT Center on May 14, 2016. Pre-Race fun and activities begin at 8AM, followed by the run at 9:30AM.

Follow the information and registration link to register online. Early bird registration ends on March 22, 2016. Online registration is open until May 5, 2016. You can also register in person at early packet pick up or on race day.

The early bird registration rate is $20. This rate is valid through March 22, 2016. The online registration rate from 3/23/16 – 5/5/16 is $25.  Event day registration is $30.

All participants who register by 3/22/16 will receive an event t-shirt in their requested size. For registrations received after 3/22/16, t-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Program Girls and their Running Buddies will get their race packets from their Coach at the information tent at Hershey GIANT Center on race day.

Early Packet Pickup is at two locations on Friday, May 13th for Coaches and Community Runners only.  Upon registering for the 5K, you will be asked to indicate the location from which you will pickup your race packet.  You must report to that location to receive your bib.

1.  New Balance Harrisburg from Noon – 6pm (4600 Jonestown Rd., next to the Colonial Park Mall)

2.  GOTR Offices from Noon – 7pm (525 North 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA)

On Race Day, packets may be picked up at the Registration Pavilion just inside GIANT Center beginning at 8:00AM.

Individuals may register in person during Early Packet Pickup on Friday, May 13th at the GOTR Offices: 525 North 12th Street, Suite 205, Lemoyne, PA 17043 between Noon and 7:00pm​. Race day registration will be available at Hershey’s GIANT Center beginning at 8:00AM.

The 5K Course Map will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

When entering Hershey, follow signs for Hershey Attractions onto Hersheypark Drive. From Hersheypark Drive, follow signs for GIANT Center. Girls on the Run participants & family members should plan to arrive at the GIANT Center by 8:00AM. After parking, you’ll cross the footbridge to the GIANT Center. After passing through security/metal detectors at the end of the footbridge, make your way to your team’s table inside the GIANT Center, where your coach will give you your bib. GOTR designated running buddies should arrive by 8:30AM and also head to the GOTR team’s table to pick up your shirt and bib. 
Race Day registration/packet pick up is open to community runners/walkers from 8:00AM to 9:15AM. Pre-Race activities start at 8:00AM, and the 5Kstarts at 9:30AM

GOTR participants and coaches should wear their season shirts. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

All participants (including running buddies, girls, volunteers, coaches, etc) should park in the designated lot adjacent to the GIANT Center. When entering the parking area, please stop at the parking gates and let them know you are with Girls on the Run. You will NOT need to pay for parking. Follow signs for the GIANT Center and any GOTR signs that are present. Volunteers will be on hand to direct cars.

A Coach Box Drop Off station will be located at the bottom of the steps on the parking side of the footbridge for the convenience of our coaches.


This race is open to the whole community. We welcome your family and friends!
Strollers and walkers are welcome at the race and should line up at the start behind the girls and their running buddies to minimize the injury potential of runners.
Please don’t bring your pets. Personal music devices (ipods and MP3 players) are also not allowed at the race. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

These signs are displayed along the course and can be personalized. They can be purchased by parents and friends, local businesses and anyone who wants to support the girls and the race. You can order one by calling the office or by following this link:  Buy a Spirit on the Course Sign


The spirit on the course signs will be staged at the information tent as soon as possible following the after race. If not picked up on race day, we will store them at Capital Area Girls on the Run office at 525 North 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043 for approximately one month.