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Join us at the Girls on the Run NYC 5k!

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Firefighters Field on Roosevelt Island

Pre-5k Activities open at 8 AM • 5k Run/Walk begins at 9 AM

The Girls on the Run 5k celebrates our girls and their 10-week season of learning about the importance of taking care of our emotional and physical health. The course starts and finishes adjacent to Firefighters Field, and takes you on a loop of the island. 

Registration is now open!

5k Volunteer Opportunities:

As girls from across our area come together to achieve their goals on 5k day, they will be depending on volunteers like you to help them shine! The volunteer registration fee is $10, and includes an event t-shirt. All volunteers must complete a background check.

Below are our 5k volunteer opportunities:

  • Activity Stations:  Volunteers help generate excitement for the girls and families before the 5k with the happy hair station and the photo booth.
    Arrival time: 7:00 am

  • Course Marshal:  Volunteers serve as cheerleaders along the course for the girls and their running buddies! They will also help to ensure safety of all participants.
    Arrival time: 8:00 am

  • Field Set-up: Volunteers set-up and break down team site flags, tables and water near the finish line. (lifting required)
    Arrival time: 6:30 am

  • Registration: Volunteers help check-in runners & distribute t-shirts and bibs to 5k participants.
    Arrival time: 7:00 am

  • Water Station: Volunteers will hand out water to 5k participants and encourage them along the way.
    Arrival time: 8:00 am

Group Volunteer Opportunities: You can create a Volunteer Group for your company, alumni organization, friend group, or any other group! Invite others to join your group by sharing your group name with them. We will place your group together!

Volunteer registration closes on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 pm.

5k Run/Walk Categories:

Running Buddy: If you know a girl participating in Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole, you can be a Running Buddy! You support a girl throughout the entire 5k by running/walking alongside her. Running buddies must be 18 years or older. The registration fee is $35 and includes a tech shirt.

  • Running Buddy PARENT is a parent/guardian of a girl in the program.
  • Running Buddy FRIEND is someone selected by the parent/guardian to run with their daughter at the 5k! This could be a family friend, other relative, or a teacher.

5k Runner: This category is open to everyone! Siblings are encouraged to join in on the fun and may participate as a 5k runner. This open category is for all adult and youth participants who would like to run this fun, non-timed 5k. The registration fee is $35 for ages 18 and older, $30 for ages 17 and younger, and includes a tech shirt.

Sparkle Runner: Sparkle Runners will be paired with one of our Girls on the Run teams and get a chance to run the course, cheering on all girls. This category is open to females ages 18 and up. Sparkle Runners will be invited to attend a GOTR team's practice in mid-May! All Sparkle Runners must complete a background check. The registration fee is $35 and includes a tech shirt.

Additional Runner Registration details:

  • Sparkle Runner registration closes on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 pm.
  • 5k Runner, Running Buddy PARENT and Running Buddy FRIEND registration closes on Thursday, May 31, at 10 pm.

Day of Registration at the 5k will be available for Running Buddy PARENT & 5k Runners. Shirts are not guaranteed for day-of registrants.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

How to get to Firefighters Field on Roosevelt Island:

You can take the F Train or the Tram! Visit for up to date public transit information. Parking is not available on Roosevelt Island. If you drive, you will need to park in Queens and walk to Firefighters Field (1.5 miles or longer), or park in Manhattan and take the tram or F Train to Roosevelt Island.

Pre-5k Fun - Check out our Activity Stations!

Our activity stations are open on Firefighters Field from 8 am to 9 am! Some activity stations will re-open after the start of the 5k.

  • Cheer Sign Station: Join us here to create a personalized sign for your girl!
    Photo Booth: Take a photo with your friends with our great GOTR backdrop! 
  • Happy Hair Station: Colored hairspray is available for all to GOTRize yourself!
  • Bling Your Bib Frame: Girls can decorate a frame to save their #1 GOTR Bib after the 5k.
  • STAR Power Stories: Girls share their own story, using the STAR Power concept from our lessons!
  • GOTR SHOP: Great Girls on the Run gear will be available for purchase! Cash and cards accepted.

Girls on the Run NYC 5k SoleMates Fundraising:

Girls on the Run NYC has made a commitment to serve ALL girls, regardless of financial need. You can support this commitment by joining us as a 5k SoleMate and raising funds that help to ensure we can provide our life-changing program to more girls in New York City. As we continue to experience growth, we need your help. Learn how you can fundraise here!

More 5k Event Details:

Registration Fee:
The registration fee of $35 per registration for our Running Buddies, Sparkle Runners, 5k Runners, and $10 per registration for our Volunteers, supports our overall program and our 5k costs, including a background check on each non-Parent/Guardian Running Buddy, Sparkle Runner and General Volunteer. All participants and volunteers will also receive a shirt. 

Refund Policy:
Girls on the Run NYC is not able to give refunds for 5k registrations. If you can no longer participate in the event, your registration will be considered a donation to the Girls on the Run NYC program.

Inclement Weather Policy:
5k participants should be prepared to run in any weather. The 5k event will take place rain or shine unless there are conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. If dangerous weather conditions occur, race officials may cancel, delay or change the event. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued.

Pets are not allowed on Firefighters Field per Roosevelt Island rules.