5k Event

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois
5k starts at 10:00 a.m.
Family-Friendly Activities begin at 8:30 a.m.
November 10, 2018

See pictures from our Time to Shine spring 5k on our Facebook page.

At the end of the 10-week Girls on the Run season, all of our girls in our 15 county territory will participate in Community 5k Event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience within the GOTR curriculum. Girl set running goals over the course of the program which helps prepare them for the final event. Completing 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. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when your girl realizes that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

We encourage parents, siblings, family, and friends to run/walk with your girl to celebrate reaching her goal!

Once online registration closes, you will be able to register in person at packet pick-up on November 9th between 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. at the GOTR office (907 Clocktower Drive, Springfield, IL) OR the morning of the 5k between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.


All entries received by October 19th are guaranteed your t-shirt size on race day. For registrations received after October 19th, t-shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Volunteer opportunities are still available as course marshals and at face painting.

Weather Policy

We will run rain or shine. The event will be held as scheduled except in the case of severe weather (lightening or dangerous thunderstorms). In the case of severe weather, we may postpone the start of the race, but no later than 10:30 a.m.

Packet Pick-Up

5k registrants are encouraged to pick up their race bags (race bibs and t-shirts) on November 9th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois office located at 907 Clocktower Drive, Springfield (217-726-9808). Paper registrations will be accepted at Friday’s packet pickup. Packet pickup will also be available race day from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Race Packet Pick-Up.

Click here for additional GOTR 5k policies and information.

Please contact Olivia Orth at olivia@gotrcentralillinois.org with any questions.

Thank you to our Sponsors!