How long will the 5k run take?
Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 25 minutes. Most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes
CAN BOYS/MEN PARTICIPATE IN THE GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K?
Yes! Anyone who wants to run, walk, or skip to the finish line is welcome!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please plan for the weather and dress in layers. Tutus, capes, and any other flair is welcome and encouraged!
WHEN DO I GET MY RACE BIB AND SHIRT?
Girls will receive their race bibs at the 5K event from their coaches. Running buddies and community runners can pick up their race bibs and shirts ahead of time at Packet Pick-up on May 4 from 10am-6pm , or on race day at Normandale Community College between 7:30 and at Brown's Shoe Store in Hutchinson. We will also have packet pick-up on race day starting at 5:45pm at the Homebuilders Shelter at Carey Park (please allow plenty of time for pick-up on race day).
Are there aid stations available?
There will be one aid station on the course . We encourage you to bring water or Gatorade for your family and friends who are watching the race. We will have water and Gatorade for sale at the merchandise tent. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course if they think they will need more water. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.
Where should I park?
There will be plenty of onsite parking at Carey Park near the Homebuilders Shelter. Please arrive early to allow time to park and walk to the pre-race party and start line.
Can I bring my dog or pet?
For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.
DO I HAVE TO KNOW A GOTR PARTICIPANT TO REGISTER FOR THE 5K?
No, everyone is welcome to join us! We offer two categories of registration for the 5k - running buddies and community runners. Running buddies are a trusted adult (family member or friend) invited by a girl to run alongside her at the Girls on the Run 5k, supporting her and celebrating her accomplishment. Community Runners are anyone (any age or gender) who would like to participate in the race on their own.