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 2024 Season Celebratory 5ks
April 27th & May 4th

April 27th for Butte-Glenn will take place at Butte College's Main Campus, Oroville, CA

May 4th for Yuba-Sutter will take place at Regency Park, Yuba City, CA

May 4th for Shasta-Tehama will take place at the McConnell Arboretum, Redding, CA


For Butte College & Yuba City:

Fun begins @ 8 AM / Run begins @ 9 AM

For Turtle Bay:

Fun begins at 8:30 AM / Run begins at 9:30 AM


TO REGISTER: CLICK on the corresponding 5k registration under the "REGISTER" tab

NOW - April 3: Early Bird (Online) $25 (adult) $15 (child under 12)
April 4 - April 23 (for 4/27 5k) / April 30 (for 5/4 5ks): General (Online) $30 (adult) $20 (child under 12)
Day of Registration (in-person) $35 (adult) $25 (child under 12)

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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

  • For Butte College Main Campus (Butte-Glenn 5k on 4/27) - Free parking in Lot A.
  • For Regency Park (Yuba-Sutter 5k on 5/4) - Parking is in the neighborhood surrounding the park.
  • For McConnell Arboretum (Shasta-Tehama 5k on 5/4) - Free Parking is available in the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens parking lot.
  • Please ensure you arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the event to warm up and ensure everyone in your group is checked in.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5k celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming 5k events? Fill out our volunteer form today! 

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • 5k Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair & Face-Painting Station


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 25-30 minutes, most cross the finish line in 35-60 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

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 an event bib (provided by the council).

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we monitor the course and have additional 5k buddies keeping an eye out for the girls. We also have the course lined with course monitors to help make sure the event is safe for all.

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.

A signature component of the GOTR 5k is "THE 5k BUDDY."

~ 5k Buddies are 16 years old or older on the day of the 5k. They can be mom, dad, brother, sister, cousin, aunt, uncle, babysitter… you get the picture. 😊

~ The role of the 5k Buddy is to stay with their girl from start to finish to encourage her and be there to help her celebrate this wonderful achievement.

~ Requirements: 5k Buddies must be able to stay with their girl throughout the run. **We do NOT REQUIRE every girl to have a 5k Buddy, but it is encouraged if a girl is feeling nervous about the event. If your girl doesn't have a 5k Buddy - but would like one, we can pair her up with a Community 5k Buddy - this is someone who will be able to stay with your girl the entire time (this person will be 18 years old or older and will have cleared a background check).

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

All of our participants receive wonderful refreshments at the finish line! 

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

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

Yes. All 5k registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event.

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

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