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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
GOTR South 5K (Mercer, Hunterdon and Burlington)
Date
Sunday, June 2
Location

ETS Corporate Campus

Carter Road & ETS Drive, Princeton NJ 08540

*Please use the entrance on Carter Road ONLY. Rosedale Road will be closed for this event. GPS maps may use Princeton or Lawrenceville. 

Time

9 AM - Girls on the Run 5K Start

 

Price

Registration Type Price
Online 5K Registration through May 31 $35
June 1-2 (race day registration) $40

NOTE: Program participants have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

Additional information for 5K day:

  • Enter ETS Drive from the Carter Road entrance ONLY. Please park in designated lots noted by our parking attendants and plan for a 5-10 min walk to the athletes village area.
  • After the event, for the safety of all participants, all cars must exit via Carter Road. Please drive carefully and watch out for pedestrians. 
  • We recommend an 8am arrival to warm up, find your team and ensure everyone in your group is checked in at registration.
  • Race morning registration and bib pickup will begin at 7:45am at our registration tent.
  • Please come to the Athlete's Village to meet your coaches and your team at your county flag.
  • Our 5K will be run as two loops around the main campus, followed by an out-and-back to the finish line. 
  • Spectators will be able to view the runners multiple times on the course. The best viewing location will be between Research Road and the finish line. 
  • This is a self-timed event.

ETS GOTR 5K Course Map

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Please complete the volunteer form to sign up!

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

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Parking
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Sparkle Runners
  • Water Stations
  • GOTR Spirit Tables

 

 

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The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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!

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!

A 5K 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.

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

Yes! Family, friends and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

For safety reasons, every participant must wear a race bib (provided by the council). Our council ensures every participant has a 5K 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! As this is the highlight of the season, there will be an appreciation station, water stations, face gems, music and more! Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

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. 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.

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