Fall 5k Event

Fall 5K Event

Each season participants in the Girls on the Run program work towards the goal of running or walking a 5K at the end of the season.

For the Fall 2017 season we will be joining the YMCA Halloween Run on October 28th at the Ann Morrison Park! Not only do we encourage the girls to participate in this event, but we also encourage family and friends to join as running buddies.

YMCA Halloween Run

 October 28, 2017
Time: 6pm
GOTR Check-in: 5pm for packet pickup, group picture and costume contest
Where:  Ann Morrison Park, Boise
Cost: All GOTR girls are automatically registered. Friends and Family members are $15 prior to August 31st, $20 from September 1st-30th and $25 from October 1st-22nd.
5K Official Start Time:  6:00pm

GOTR Team Registration Link

Please have girls were their Girls on the Run t-shirt as an outer layer.  We are also encouraging participants to dress up in costume and include their Girls on the Run shirt as part of the costume.

Course: Start and Finish in Ann Morrison Park and the course will be a loop on the Green Belt

Parking: Parking is available at 917 Lusk on the way into the park off of Royal Blvd from 9th Street and at BSU in the Towers parking lot (near the Morrison Center). There will also be limited parking available in Ann Morrison Park.

Shuttles:  There will be FREE bus transportation from select Canyon County GOTR locations. Deadline to reserve your seat on the bus is October 23rd.  Call the GOTR office, (208) 388-4687 or email Melissa at melissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org.

Packet Pick-up:  All packets will be available on the day of the event.Your coach will have all participant and family running buddy race packets for your site. When putting on your race number, please make sure it is on the FRONT of your shirt, but low enough that we can still see part of the GOTR logo.  

Pre-Race Activities:  

  • Costume Contest – The YMCA will have a costume contest for all participants.
  • Happy Hair Station – With parent permission, girls can “happy” their hair at a Happy Hair station before the event.  Colored hair spray will be available for girls to put in their hair, provided by GOTR.
  • GOTR Temporary Tattoos – For a small donation, girls can get a GOTR temporary tattoo at the GOTR booth.
  • Group Picture-Before the race starts we will take a group picture.
  • GOTR T-shirts - Extra GOTR t-shirts will be available for $5 at the GOTR booth. Sizes and colors will be limited. Cash or check only.

Parents are encouraged to make cheer signs to have along the route for the participants.

After Race Activities: Most girls will complete the race in 25-60 minutes.  Plan to stay after you’ve finished the event to cheer on your fellow GOTRs as they cross the Finish Line.

Questions? Contact us at 208-388-4687 or Melissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org.  See you there!

One Note:  Girls on the Run sites will continue to have regular meetings the week after the Halloween 5K.  Please talk with your coach to determine when the last day of your site will be.