2014 5K

Get inspired at our annual run/walk!

Our spring season culminates with a special 5K event that we host!  This is more than just a 5K – it’s a community celebration of our participants’ amazing accomplishments!  It also serves as our biggest fundraiser – providing scholarships to enable ALL girls to participate in our transformational program.  Family, friends, and community members are encouraged to run along with our girls!

The 3rd annual Capital Area GOTR 5K will be held on May 17, 2014 on the beautiful Milton Hershey School campus.






Event date/time:  Saturday, May 17 registration and activities start at 8:00AM

The race starts at 10 AM

Event location:  Milton Hershey Campus, off Route 322 – Directions are provided on our website


www.capareagirlsontherun.org   Scroll down and click on 5K registration in the blue panel on the right.

* Spring Girls on the Run participants do not need to register for the race.  Everyone else who is running or walking must register, including coaches and running buddies.

Our Spring 5K is open to the community.  Everyone is welcome to run.  Each girl may have a running buddy (running buddies need to register and must be pre-approved by the girl’s parents).


Race registration is $25 after April 15th.  Register by April 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  The cost of race registration for GOTR participants is covered by their program fee.

Our Spring 5K is the Capital Area GOTR council’s largest fundraising event.  Proceeds from the 5K support scholarships and program expansion, which ensures that all girls may participate in the program, regardless of ability to pay.


Those who register for the race by April 25th will receive a race t-shirt in the size they designated during registration.


T-shirt pick up and race registration will be available Friday afternoon/evening from 4PM to 7PM from the GOTR office located at 525 North 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

You can also pick up on race morning from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the Milton Hershey Campus, near Henry Hershey field.

The girls do not need to pick up T-shirts prior to the race.  GOTR coaches will have the T-shirts for the girls.  T-shirt pick-up is for running buddies and community members only.

Online registration closes on May 12.  Race registration is available on race morning from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the registration tent.  Please register online by Monday, May 12 to avoid lines on race morning. Day of registration please use cash or check only.


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


6:00 AM  Arrival for pre-race set-up (staff and set-up volunteers)

8:00 AM  Race day registration/packet pickup for participants opens (open until 9:30AM)

8:30 AM  Coaches arrive

8:45 AM  Girls arrive and go to team locations (along side Henry Hershey field)

9:30 AM  Energy cheer / encouragement and announcements

9:45 AM  Warm up/Safety / logistics announcements

10:00  Race start

11:00AM (or when last runner arrives) Girls meet with school teams, get medals and food/drink.  Please stick around to enjoy the GOTR atmosphere, race food, and awards.

12 Noon Event end


GOTR participants and coaches should plan to wear their season T-shirts.  Volunteers should dress comfortably.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to grab a “vintage” GOTR T-shirt.  Course marshal volunteers will be provided with bright green t-shirts. Everyone should dress appropriately for the weather.


Click here for directions to the Milton Hershey School campus. Please follow directions that show campus access via Meadow Lane, off Route 322. 


Participants should park in Lots C & D of the Milton Hershey Campus, best found by turning on Meadow Lane (off Route 322) and bearing right onto Brook Drive. Parking will be on the right, near the Spartan Center and Ice Rink. Volunteers will be onsite to help direct traffic. Additional parking will be made available by the Milton Hershey School security staff who will be onsite directing traffic during the event.

Volunteers can park in lot A, best found by turning on Meadow Lane (off Route 322). It is the first lot on the right. Additional parking will be available by Milton Hershey School security staff who will be onsite directing traffic during the event


This race is open to the community.  Girls and running buddies having a delayed start time, and should be at the back of the pack.

Strollers and walkers are welcome at the race. If you will have a stroller or are walking the 5K, please line up at the rear of the race, to minimize the injury potential of runners.

Also, pets and personal music devices (ipods and MP3 players) are not allowed at the race. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


A volunteer will sweep the course and gather Spirit on the Course signs. They can be picked up at the registration tent after the awards.