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5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

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
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Girls on the Run 5K Celebration
Date
Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Location

The event takes place in Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot (You can see the event map here

Green Lot 1 is just east of the Trinity Health IHA Urgent Care at 1065 N Huron River, Ypsilanti 48197. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Mayhew Street and Ann Street.

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Parking is available in Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot 1 (above) and also North Lot. 

Eastern Michigan University's North Lot:
If you enter in the address for EMU's Sculpture Studio (1215 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti 48197) it will lead you to the North Lot. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Lyman Street and Oakwood Street.

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*See the FAQ section for VERY IMPORTANT parking information.

Time

8:00am Celebration Expo & Event Day Registration Opens
9:15am Participants Meet Coaches at Team Flags
10:00am 5K starts

 

Price

Registration: Nov. 15th - May 6th: $35 (guarantees a shirt)
Late registration: May 7th - Event Day: $35 (not guaranteed a shirt)

Spring 2024 program participants and coaches are already registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register here or come to packet pick up. They will receive their bibs event day.

*Please note that GOTR participant bibs are not available at Packet Pick-Up. They will receive them from their coaches at their team flag the morning of the event.*

Thursday, May 16th from 11:00am-7:00pm on the second floor of the Women's Health Center at Trinity Health Ann Arbor Hospital (5320 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197), follow the signs to the "Specialty Centers Area". You can park in lot M & S on Thursday.

Sunday, May 19th from 8:00am-9:45am, at the 5K event
Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot (You can see the event map here

Green Lot 1 is just east of the Trinity Health IHA Urgent Care at 1065 N Huron River, Ypsilanti 48197. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Mayhew Street and Ann Street.

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Parking Parking is available in Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot 1 and North Lot. See details and maps under FAQ’s below.

**VERY IMPORTANT: Parking is FREE for our families, coaches, participants and volunteers in both of these lots the day of the event. If you park ANYWHERE else on campus you will get a ticket. We cannot be responsible for any citations received. If possible, please carpool to make parking more efficient.




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Parking Parking is available in Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot 1 and North Lot. See details and maps under FAQ’s below.

 

Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot 1

Green Lot 1 is just east of the Trinity Health IHA Urgent Care at 1065 N Huron River, Ypsilanti 48197. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Mayhew Street and Ann Street.

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Eastern Michigan University's North Lot

If you enter in the address for EMU's Sculpture Studio (1215 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti 48197) it will lead you to the North Lot. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Lyman Street and Oakwood Street.

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**VERY IMPORTANT: Parking is FREE for our families, coaches, participants and volunteers in both of these lots the day of the event. If you park ANYWHERE else on campus you will get a ticket. We cannot be responsible for any citations received. If possible, please carpool to make parking more efficient.

 

The event is held in Eastern Michigan University's Green Lot (You can see the event map here

Green Lot 1 is just east of the Trinity Health IHA Urgent Care at 1065 N Huron River, Ypsilanti 48197. It is located off North Huron River Drive between Mayhew Street and Ann Street.

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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 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!

For safety reasons, every 5K participant must register through us and wear an event bib (provided by the council). 

Safety is a priority to us with such a large event that includes so many children. We have taken measures,  especially after feedback from last year's course, to ensure a safer 5K route. To ensure every participant crosses the finish line, 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.

Yes! This is encouraged! Registering to participate with your child is is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

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

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.

Yes! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be a photo station as well as a Celebration Expo with fun activities depending on the weather! We also plan to have food and beverage trucks on site to purchase snacks and drinks.

The registration fee for the 5K stays the same through event morning (Sunday, May 19th). However, 5K shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by May 6th.

Because we are a large event with a very large number of children in attendance, it is safest for both dogs as well as our participants and spectators if dogs are not on site.

We recommend instructing your child to meet their adult back at their team (school name) flag once they complete the 5K. Volunteer coaches are not responsible for Girls on the Run participants after the event.

No, if your child is registered for the spring 2024 season of Girls on the Run, they are already registered for the 5K event.

We will have a variety of food trucks on site for families. Cash and cards will be accepted.

Although we know the impact that it can make on a participant to have a parent/caregiver or mentor complete the 5K event with them, we understand that it isn't possible for everyone. The GOTR participants will have their teammates, coaches, our volunteers and safety course marshals, as well as many, many other people on the course with them, encouraging and cheering them on!

Should you need to find your child, or your child needs to find you, first go to the team flag area, where their team meets prior to the start of the 5K. If they are not there, find the Information Table that will be marked with a sign where they can help to get an announcement made.

Our Girls on the Run 5K event runs from 8:00am-12:30pm. We are still settling parking for community participants and there may be a chance that cars will not be able to leave the parking lot for a duration of that period. Please be sure to check back, or reach out to us at info@girlsontherunsemi.org

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