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 2024 5K Celebration
Saturday, November 16, 2024

Memorial Field
70 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301


10:30 AM Start Time


Registration Type Price
5K Buddy $20


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


Event layout map fall 2023



Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Fill out our volunteer form today! 

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

  • Set Up Crew
  • Parking Marshall
  • Course Monitor
  • Wave Starter
  • Water Stop
  • Clean Up Crew



Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


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 circumstances 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!

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib (provided by the council). Our council ensures most participants have running buddies, and only critical 5K volunteers have access to confidential information.

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we monitor the course and have a cheerful group of volunteers designated as official course sweepers. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

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.

A 5K Buddy is someone who accompanies a Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole participant as her running/walking partner to encourage, support and have fun during the 3.1 mile course!

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

YES! Program girls are already registered; 5K Buddies need to register for the 5K. 

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes! Our council is selling loads of fun GOTR branded merchandise! Be sure to look for our merchandise area. Cash and credit cards accepted!

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be face painting, selfie stations, and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

For the safety and consideration of all our participants, 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.

Comfortable running clothes for that day's weather and running shoes. Girls and volunteer coaches will wear their program shirts! 

Our 5K is a non-competitive event with no timing clock. Finishing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

There will be parking near Memorial Field. Signs and parking attendants in yellow vests to direct you to a space. Please be patient and follow their instructions. There is also offsite parking at Concord High School and nearby street parking. 

Travel on Interstate 93 to Interstate 89 North
Take Exit 2 off of I-89 and merge onto NH-13 N/Clinton Street toward Concord. Travel approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto S. Fruit Street. Go 1⁄4 mile and Memorial Field will be on your left. Entrance to parking lots will be on your right.

Traffic Note: 30 minutes prior to the start of the 5K, S. Fruit Street will be closed. If you arrive after that, you will be directed to either park offsite or enter the parking area via Clinton St. S. Fruit Street is closed the duration of the 5K.

We appreciate that plans change, but there are no refunds. Please consider your fee a much-needed donation to our organization in support of future participants. Thank you!

In the event that the 5K Celebration is cancelled due to severe weather or another emergency, it will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be issued for this event. We appreciate your understanding.

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