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 Season Celebratory 5K - Verde Valley
Saturday, November 9

Camp Verde Sports Complex


Race starts at 10:00am


Registration Type Price
Running Buddy, Community Runner, and Sparkle Runner by November 8 - NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. $25*

*Financial assitance available on final page of registration.

You can find our Girls on the Run Verde 5k photos here. Thank you to Sean Openshaw for beautfiully capturing the magic of the GOTR 5k! You can also read Sean's article about the day here.

For the first time ever, we are hosting a second Girls on the Run 5k in Camp Verde! We are really excited to bring our favorite event to the Verde Valley region and we hope you are, too! The Verde Valley 5k will be for teams located in Yavapai and Gila counties. The Flagstaff GOTR 5k will be for teams located in Coconino and Navajo counties. Learn more about the Flagstaff 5k here.

Register for the Verde Valley GOTR 5k here.

Every girl needs a registered adult Running Buddy to accompany her on race day. A Running Buddy is any trusted adult 18+, who can run/walk alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. All Running Buddies, parents and friends running the 5k must register. 

Current Girls on the Run program participants are automatically registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register here.  

We have three different registration options for our event: 

  • GOTR Team Based: If you are registering as an Adult Running Buddy for a girl, or connected to a GOTR team (this includes extra running buddies, brothers, sisters and friends of GOTR girls), please select your girl's GOTR team below when registering. Open to all ages.
  • Sparkle Runner: Volunteer runners to be paired with a GOTR girl or team on race morning to complete the 5k. Sparkle Runners must be women, 18+, and submit a background check.
  • Community Runner: If you are NOT connected to a GOTR team and would like to participate in our 5k run on your own, please select "Community Runner" below. Open to all ages.  Current Girls on the Run program participants are automatically registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register here. 

There is NO race day registration. Running buddies will receive their bibs and GOTR gift from their team coaches. Sparkle runners and community runners will receive their bibs and GOTR gift on race day.




Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible! 

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • Happy Hair or Face-Painting Station


Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


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

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.

Absolutely! Every registered participant who completes the 5K will receive a medal.

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!

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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

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.

A Running Buddy 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.

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

To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, we monitor the course and conduct head counts. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

Yes! Our Council is selling merchandise to support our program! Be sure to look for our merchandise booth/tent to commemorate this memorable event.

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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!