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! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Fall Season Celebratory 5K Events
November 19 & 20, 2022

Saturday, November 19 : Dulles Town Center, Sterling, VA

Sunday, November 20 : Ballston, Arlington, VA


Saturday, November 19, Dulles Town Center 
8 a.m. Start Time

Sunday, November 20, Ballston
8:30 a.m. Start Time


Registration Type Price Dates
Early Bird $35 August 15 - October 2
Regular $40 October 3 - 31
Late $45 November 1 - 18
Day of $50 November 19 & 20

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

More information will be provided soon!

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

  • Packet Pick Up Events (prior to the 5K)
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Cheer Marshalls
  • Corral Marshalls
  • Road Runners/Running Buddies
  • Water Station Helpers

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 

Check back soon to sign up to be a 5K volunteer!


Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


Each team has been assigned to a 5K location. You can view the team assignements here!

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. Many participants 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.

A Buddy Runner is an individual designated by the council or by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant during the 5K event, for the entire duration of the course.

Learn more about Buddy Runners here!

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.

Event will happen rain or shine! Parents/guardians must either call the Engagement Manager, Ashleigh Conrad, at the office (703-273-3153), or submit a request in writing via email to request a 5K refund by September 23rd. After this date refund requests will be granted on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Engagement Manager. Please email your request to

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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!