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Girls on the Run 5K at City Park
November 14, 2021
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RACE INFORMATION | VOLUNTEER | RUNNING BUDDIES
Each season comes to an end with a joyful and fun non-competitive 5K. This culmination gives girls a tangible sense of accomplishment and the confidence to be the author of her story.
Run, hop, or skip alongside our girls at one of our amazing Denver Metro 5K at City Park. Girls on the Run 5Ks are a celebration like no other where all girls celebrate themselves and one another as they cross the finish line.
Come celebrate the end of the season with Girls on the Run. This is a rain or shine (or snow!) event. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Girls on the Run participants and families, please read our Race Day Tips / Consejos para el día de la Carrera.
Date: Sunday, November 14
Location: City Park (Denver). Parking is limited, but available at East High School (1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206) and also on nearby neighborhood streets. Once you park, you will head to the race start area which is located between Ferril Lake and the Museum of Nature and Science. It’s a bit of a walk from East High School, so allow yourself plenty of time to get there.
Please also note that 17th Ave is currently closed for construction, so make sure to plan accordingly.
Girls on the Run teams should meet at their team sign by the Meet & Greet area which is located near the start line.
Times: Come early! We’re expecting many runners and spectators, so plan accordingly. Please note that Girls on the Run girls’ bibs will be handed out by their coaches at their team signs.
- Bib Pick Up Starts: 8 AM
- Girls Meet at Team Signs: 9 AM
- Race Start Time: 10 AM
Cost: $25 online; $30 for race day registration. Runners under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a registered adult runner.
Registration: Online registration is closed. In person race day registration is available starting at 8 AM.
Beat the rush! Early Packet Pick Up Available. Packet pickup will be on Friday, November 12th from 1:00-6:00 PM at Runner’s Roost 1685 S Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222.
Route Information and Course Map: The course wraps around City Park and Ferril Lake. Click for Map
VOLUNTEER ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER, 14
Come make new friends, support local runners, and help Girls on the Run! Our event volunteers make a huge impact. We need volunteers for all sorts of things from set up to tear down, water stations and so much more!
BECOME A RUNNING BUDDY
Ready. Set. Go! Lace up your sneakers, put on your gear and get ready for a 5K experience unlike any other. The excitement in the air is palpable as the girls meet their teammates, get their pictures taken, chant “Girls on the Run is so much fun” and squeeze in a final energy award before heading to the starting line. Your girl may want to hold your hand, skip, sprint or walk, and no matter what she chooses, you’ll be the support she needs along the course. And at the end, when the finish line comes into sight, you will never forget the look on her face as she crosses and realizes that, indeed, she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to do.
- Are adult women (18+) from the community that want to make a difference (note – family, teachers or other people known to the girls are NOT buddies, but are encouraged to do a standard race registration to run with their girl)
- Are encouraging and supportive during the 5K
- Are not focused on their own personal race time
- Are positive role models that encourage setting a healthy pace
- Are background checked to ensure safety of all girls
Register to Be a Running Buddy
REGISTERED BUDDIES will pick up their own race bib and then report to the Running Buddy tent on Race Day. It will be located near the registration tents.