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

Girls on the Run Silicon Valley 5K
May 18, 2024

Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032


-> On-site registration and pre-race festivities will begin at 6:00 am

-> Participants should arrive by 7am

-> The first wave starts at 8am!

WE NEED OVER 200 SUPERSTAR VOLUNTEERS  - please scroll down to register as a 5K volunteer


Early Registration (3/1-3/31): Guaranteed T-shirt
• Adult (13+) $40.00
• Youth (3-12) $30.00

Standard Registration (4/1-4/15): Guaranteed T-shirt
• Adult (13+) $45.00
• Youth (3-12) $35.00

Standard Registration (4/16-4/30): without Guaranteed T-shirt
• Adult (13+) $45.00
• Youth (3-12) $35.00

Late Registration (5/1-5/14): without Guaranteed T-shirt
• Adult (13+) $50.00
• Youth (3-12) $40.00

Packet/Bib Pickup (5/16) and Race Day (5/18): In-Person Only 
without Guaranteed T-shirt
• Adult (13+) $50.00
• Youth (3-12) $40.00

*IMPORTANT: Current GOTRSV participants & coaches DO NOT need to register for the 5K; their 5K registration is included in their program/coach registration.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Register as a volunteer today! 

We need over 200 superstar volunteers on 5K day! 

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Registration
  • Course Marshalls
  • Running Buddies
  • Water Stations
  • Cheer Stations
  • and more!

Interested in volunteering? Have a large group that wants to volunteer? Please contact melanie@gotrsv.org

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 some 5K participants will complete the course in 25 minutes, most cross the finish line in 30-60 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 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. 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.

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

The following training programs are designed to guide you to the finish line! There is a program for everyone and the real key to success starts with determining which program best fits your current activity level. That way, you will progress safely and enjoy a memorable experience with the ‘Girl on the Run’ in your life! Click here for the GOTR 5K Training Plan (haga clic aquí para español).

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! 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 a photo garden, happy hair & tattos at team tables, dancing, sponsor bingo, and more! 

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