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 Fall 2016 5k starts and ends at Hersheypark Stadium on November 20, 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/t-shirt guarantee ends on October 9, 2016. Online registration is open until November 15, 2016. You can also register in person at early packet pick-up or on race day in the Hersheypark Stadium pavilion.

The early bird registration rate is $25. This rate is valid through October 9, 2016. The online registration rate from 10/10/16 – 11/15/16 or on-site registration at packet pick-up is $30. Event day registration is $35.

All participants who register by 10/9/16 will receive an event t-shirt in their requested size. For registrations received after 10/9/16, t-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. All 5k participants will receive one free admission to Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane!

Program Girls, their Running Buddies, and any Coaches who are running will get their race packets at their team table inside Hersheypark Stadium on race day.

Other family members and community runners may get their packets at early packet pick-up or on the morning of the event.

Early Packet Pickup is at two locations on Friday, November 18, 2016 and is only for Community Runners and Coaches picking up for their entire team. Upon registering for the 5k, you will be asked to indicate the location from which you will pick-up 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, Suite 205, Lemoyne, PA)

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

Individuals may register in person during Early Packet Pickup on Friday, November 18th at the GOTR Office: 525 North 12th Street, Suite 205, Lemoyne, PA 17043 between Noon and 7:00pm​ or at New Balance Harrisburg (4600 Jonestown Rd., adjacent to the Colonial Park Mall) between Noon and 6:00pm. Race day registration will be available at Hersheypark Stadium beginning at 8:00AM.

The 5k will start and end inside Hersheypark Stadium, with the majority of the course winding throughout Hersheypark.

When entering Hershey, follow signs for Hershey Attractions onto Hersheypark Drive. From Hersheypark Drive, follow signs for Hersheypark Stadium. Girls on the Run participants & family members should plan to arrive at the Stadium by 8:00AM to allow adequate time for participating in family friendly, fun activities.

After parking (which will be free), enter the Stadium and make your way to your team’s table inside the Stadium, where your coach will give you your 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 5k starts at 9:30AM

GOTR participants and coaches should wear their season shirts as their outermost layer. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather, as the event will be held rain, snow, or shine.

All participants (including running buddies, girls, coaches, etc) should park in the lot adjacent to Hersheypark Stadium. 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 Hersheypark Stadium and any GOTR signs that are present. Volunteers will be on hand to direct cars.

A Coach Box Drop Off station will be located just outside the stadium entrance for the convenience of our coaches. Just drive up, drop off your coach box, then proceed to park.

This race is open to the whole community. We welcome your family and friends!
Strollers and walkers are welcome 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/table 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.