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Get Ready for Spring 2017 5Ks!

By Jessica Maynes, GOTR Spring 2017 Intern on 4/13/2017

Spring 2017 5Ks!!

We are so excited for our celebratory 5Ks in May! All season the girls work to become stronger runners and to push themselves to reach their goals. The 5K is a time for all the girls to rally together and encourage one another to complete a collective goal - while having tons of fun! Each girl finds the power within herself to complete 3.1 miles while being surrounded by people cheering for her, that care about her and support her. The 5K is an incredible opportunity for the girls to practice utilizing the skills and lessons learned throughout the program.  Coaches, families, friends, and community members come out to support the event.

5K Fun:

Each team decides in advance if they want to have a “team theme” and pick one spirit item – tutus, high socks, tiaras, or something else -- each team member can wear during the run! At the 5K, each team meets at their school’s designated sign to celebrate as a team first. During this time the festivities begin! While music plays, each girl has a chance to let her GOTR star shine, and can choose to put on colored hair spray or have her face painted. Once girls are decked out in GOTR spirit, they will all come together for Zumba, led by Brittany Kissinger, a former GOTR coach. All Running Buddies and community members participating in the 5K join the GOTR girls at the start line, and the 5K begins!

5K Details:

Butte – Glenn GOTR 5K

      Saturday, May 6, 2017

          Durham High School

        9455 Putney Drive, Durham, CA

    Arrival time: 7:45am

         Approximate end time: 10:30am

Course info: Start and finish in the Durham High Parking Lot, 9455 Putney Drive in Durham. The route follows flat paved country roads through the beautiful Durham countryside. There will be one water station at approximately 1.5 miles.


Shasta – Tehama GOTR 5K

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

        Turtle Bay’s McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Redding, CA

             Arrival time: 7:45am

    Approximate end time: 10:30am

 Course Info: Participants will run the beautiful 5K loop in Turtle Bay's McConnell Arboretum, starting and finishing in the Turtle Bay Administration/Arboretum Parking Lot.


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