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

Fall 5K Series - Northern Colorado
November 5, 2023

Spring Canyon Park

2626 West Horsetooth Rd.

Fort Collins, CO 80526


8:00 AM - Race Day Registration & Bib Pick Up opens

8:30 AM - Coaches Arrive

9:00 AM - Girls Arrive

10:00 AM - Girls on the Run 5K start


Registration Type Price
Online $25
Race Day $30

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

Check back here for updated information and event details, including parking, team lists, etc.

Volunteers help ensure our end-of-season 5K celebration is possible. Come make new friends, support local runners, and help Girls on the Run! Our event volunteers make a huge impact.  We need volunteers for all sorts of things from set up to tear down, water stations and so much more.

Interested in group volunteering opportunities at our upcoming 5K event? Email Amy Grimm at [email protected].

Volunteer Registration Opens October 1.


Although we do our best to provide up-to-date information, please confirm your 5K date and location with your coaches or site liaison. You can find the contact information for your site liaison on Our Locations page by clicking on your school/site name.

We will post a team list with 5K assignments when the season begins.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be water stations, happy hair stations and more! 

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


Register for Denver Metro 5K

Register for Northern Colorado 5K

Register for Southern Colorado 5K

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


Register for Denver Metro 5K

Register for Northern Colorado 5K

Register for Southern Colorado 5K

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

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!

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!

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.

If you or your child need accomodations for the 5K, please contact us at  [email protected] so that we can ensure a great race day experience. 

Being a Running Buddy means registering for and running the 5K, but with an extra-special twist: you get to be the personal cheerleader and run alongside a girl from the Girls on the Run program.

As a Running Buddy, you have the opportunity to positively encourage, pace and mentor your girl through the 5K event.

Buddies are:

  • Are adult women (18+) from the community that want to make a difference (note – family, teachers or other people known to the girls are NOT buddies, but are encouraged to do a standard race registration to run with their girl)
  • Are encouraging and supportive during the 5k
  • Are not focused on their own personal race time
  • Are positive role models that encourage setting a healthy pace
  • Are background checked to ensure safety of all girls

You must register as a community running buddy. Registered running buddies will get assigned to the teams who are in need of additional support.

For safety reasons, every runner must wear a race bib. Girls on the Run Rockies ensures every participant is running with an adult (such as a family member, friend, coach, or running buddy!). Our races take place on closed courses with staff and volunteers to help keep runners safe and on course.

Email Us

Interested in sponsoring our council’s programs,
5K or a future event?

Email Us


Two Girls on the Run Coaches smile while running

Join us for our 5K!

Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
Register to join our 5K event!