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5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

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
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Happy Smackah 5K - Northern Colorado
Date
May 11, 2024
Location

McIntosh Lake

1905 Harvard St

Longmont, CO 80503

Time

7:00 AM - Race Day Registration & Bib Pick Up Opens

7:00 AM - Coaches arrive

7:30 AM - Girls & families arrive

8:00 AM - Girls on the Run 5K Start Time

Price

Age Price
Child (6 - 12) $15
Youth (13 -17) $20
Adult (18+) $25

 

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

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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.

Team 5K List - Spring 2024

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

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

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

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. 

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, or coach!). Our races take place on closed courses with staff and volunteers to help keep runners safe and on course.

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