Parent 5K Information – Northern CO – Happy Smackah

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Dear Girls on the Run Parent/Guardian,

Our Spring 2023 season is well underway and all of our participants have been consistently growing individually and as a team! We hope you are seeing positive changes in your Girl on the Run – We definitely have!


By now, you have probably already heard your girl talk about the end of Season 5K. At the end of the season, girls participate in a joyful and fun non-competitive 5K. This is the culmination of the program and gives participants a tangible sense of accomplishment, recognizing their inner strengths and celebrating what makes each one of them unique!

Save the date for our Spring 5K!

When: Saturday, May 13th

Where: Lake McIntosh in Longmont (Lakeshore Dr. & Cove Ct., Longmont, CO 80503)

Time: 8:00 AM Race Start |Girls, coaches, and families will meet at your team sign at 7:30 AM

We are expecting many runners and spectators, so please come early and plan accordingly! 

As a friendly reminder, your girl is ALREADY registered for the race, but you will have to sign up if you would like to run by her side! The cost is $25 for adults (18+), $20 for youth (13 – 17), & $15 for children (6 – 12). Below is the link to the 5K registration. Online registration closes on May 11th but race day registration WILL be available. You can register here!

Stay tuned for more detailed information about the 5K and race day coming your way. You can also find more details on our 5K page on our website.

QUESTIONS? Check with your coaches. Your coach should be in contact with you to share details about the race. We will also be sending detailed instructions and Race Day Tips.


The teams are hopping, skipping, jumping, and running their way to the end-of-season 5K. As a matter of fact, the teams will be hosting their practice 5K very soon. This is a great opportunity to join in the fun— be it running, passing out water, or simply being at the finish line to cheer all the girls up. Check in with your coaches and see when the practice 5K will be and how they can use your help!


As the season progresses, the girls will learn about how all our individual and collective strengths can help a larger group and how to positively influence and make a difference in their various communities. The upcoming lessons will be leading up to the Community Impact Project. The teams will be discussing compromise and cooperation, and how by using these two concepts, they can come up with an idea for this big project.


Spring sports are in full swing! And with practice, competition, and even playing outside comes the risk of injury. Our friends at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children have provided expert advice on when to seek care if your child is injured. Click here to read more about when to seek care for injuries for Girls on the Run coach, parent, and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Rachel Brewer.

Thank you for being a part of Girls on the Run!