5K Celebration

Confidence through

Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember! Everyone in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Spring 5K Community Celebration
April 27, 2024

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pida Plaza

4505 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89154


7:30 am - Festivities Begin
9:30 am - 5K Run Starts


Registration Type Price
Community Runner - Adult - 18 and Over $35
Community Runner - Child - Under 18 $20

NOTE: Program participants and coaches have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • There will be a ton of free activites before the 5K begins at 9am so please arrive early to check it all out!
  • Please park at one of the following free parking lots:
    • Cottage Grove Parking Garage (GPS address: Lot A, Cottage Grove Ave, Las Vegas)
    • Lot O (GPS address: Lot O, Cottage Grove Ave, Las Vegas) 
  • Do not forget to add and tag @GOTRLV on Instagram & Twitter and Girls on the Run - Las Vegas on Facebook.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Fill out this brief 5K interest form today! 

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

All 5K volunteers, except Sparkle Runners, help with set up & signs at first and then transition into a second role in one of the following areas:

  • Registration & Info Fairies
  • Sparkle Zone
  • Hydration Station
  • Greeters/Course Guides

We're also looking for Sparkle Runners, who are volunteer running buddies for girls who need one. Sparkle Runners must be over 18 years old and undergo a background check. 


Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

As a reminder, this is a fun, celebratory event for our participants and not a competitive race. While our fastest 5K participants will complete the course in 25 minutes, most cross the finish line in 30-50 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

Free parking is available at the Parking Grove Parking Garage (GPS address: Lot A, Cottage Grove Ave, Las Vegas) and Lot O (GPS address: Lot O, Cottage Grove Ave, Las Vegas).

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, water stations, sign making stations and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

First, we understand that life happens, and circumstance might make it impossible to attend.


We strongly encourage that all participants attend and complete the 5K, as it is the goal that teams are preparing for all season long! It’s the ultimate opportunity to build confidence through accomplishment. Remember, this is the first 5K event for many – including coaches, participants, friends and family members. We are in it together!

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib (provided by the council). Our council ensures every participant has a running buddy, and only critical 5K volunteers have access to confidential information.

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we monitor the course and conduct head counts. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

Yes. Girls on the Run 5K events are for everyone! All participants can walk, run, push or roll safely and at their own happy pace. Designated parking spots are available.

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

A Running Buddy is an individual designated by the council or by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant during the 5K event, for the entire duration of the course.

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

A site-based 5K means the 5K course will take place at the site where an individual team practiced throughout the season. 

Yes! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event. Avoid the lines and order your GOTR gear ahead of time and it will be ready for pick up at the pre-order tent the morning of the 5K. 

This means our end-of-season 5K is an external 5K, or a community 5K that is developed, organized and managed by an organization outside of Girls on the Run. Our council has chosen to participate in this event as our culminating 5K.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

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Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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