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 Metro GOTR 5K
Nov. 3, 2024

Lincoln, Neb.


Time: TBA


The Metro GOTR 5K is open only to registered GOTR Girls and their Run Buddies. This event is not open to public entries at this time.

NOTE: GOTR Girls are entered into the 5K as part of their registration.

All participants will receive the event guide via email and their coaches by Oct. 20.

  • Parking is limited. Please carpool. Girls will receive ONE parking pass with their registration. Additional parking passes must be purchased by Oct. 10.
  • Please ensure you meet your team at the designated flag in the Team Zone at least 30 minutes prior to the event to paint hair, sign T-shirts, bling your bib and DANCE!

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Sign up to help at this fun-filled, family-friendly event!

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

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

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


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 to 50 minutes. Everyone who participates is encouraged to walk, roll, push, run or skip at their happy pace!

GOTR-Nebraska 5Ks are held in Lincoln, Chadron, O'Neill and Grant each year. Routes vary by season. You will receive more information via email closer to the event.

We understand that life happens, and circumstance might make it impossible to attend, but 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 5K bib (provided by the council). Each GOTR Girl must be accompanied by an adult Run Buddy (age 18+) who will be responsible for the child at the event.

Water will be available at the start/finish line and at one station on the course. Each participant should plan to take no more than one serving of water at the water stop. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.

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 Run Buddy is a person (age 18+) designated by the by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant during the 5K event.

Yes! In fact, most Run Buddies are the girl's parent/guardian.

GOTR Girls get a hard-earned medal at the finish line.

Most of the GOTR-Nebraska 5Ks are open to public entries, but the Fall Metro GOTR 5K is open only to registered GOTR Girls and their adult Run Buddy.

Public entries are welcome at all other GOTR-Nebraska 5Ks. Registration and a fee are required to participate. 

Our 5k is a rain-or-shine event and will only be cancelled in case of severe or threatening conditions. If severe conditions exist on 5k day, we will post information on our website, on our Facebook page,, and, if necessary, we will send out information via our email. No refunds will be granted for the 5k. Event registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

The GOTR Village has lots of fun activities for children and families. Our "Happy Hair" station, sidewalk chalk, bib and poster decorating, GOTR merchandise, sponsor giveaways, and more exciting activities can be found in the GOTR Village. It's a great place to spend time before and after the race!

For safety, furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event. Please leave all pets at home. Service dogs are an exemption. Please contact Council Director if you plan to register with a service dog 908-751-5847.

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

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, please see the pricing schedule in the information above.

A virtual 5K is still a 3.1-mile event, but is completed from a location that you choose. That could be in your neighborhood, at a nearby park, on a trail or even on a treadmill! It’s your 5K and you can run, walk, roll or push it at your own happy pace! 

We recognize that everyone has different schedules, so our official event will take place on November 19, 2022. We will celebrate everyone’s achievements by posting pictures, quotes, and stories sent in by you! If you are able, please share your success by emailing pictures to or posting on social media using #GOTRHBW5K #GOTR5K.

Yes! This is event is open to the public, all-ages, all genders, which means anyone can join us from around the world. We encourage you to share this with friends and family to connect virtually and even do the event together virtually at the same time. Please share our registration link with your friends, family, anyone you would like to join.

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