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 Piedmont - Spring 2024
May 4, 2024

Wicked Bottom 5K (in partnership with Culpeper Parks and Recreation)

Lenn Park

19206 Edwin Way, Culpeper


6:30AM Doors open 

7:30AM Inspiration Village opens (Girls on the Run pre-event activities)

8:30AM 5K starts


Registration Type Price
Youth under 12 (Online) $45
Adults and children over 12 (Online)


Race Day registration Fee


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

Let this information guide you for the big event! 

Pre-registered runners can pick up when they check in prior to the 5K on May 4

  • This is a "cross country course" therefore you will be running on gravel trails mainly, some grassed areas, and a small portion of paved roads. Some areas of the gravel trails can get a bit marshy if we have had a lot of rain recently, so it is a good idea to bring a change of shoes.
  • Event is held rain or shine. It will only be canceled in case of severe weather (lightning/thunderstorms)
  • Headphones/ear-buds are permitted except when crossing the paved road.
  • Jogging strollers are permitted.
  • Dogs will be permitted on the course - maximum of a 6' leash - no flexi or extendable leashes - see note above about dogs at Old House Vineyards.

We will need some volunteers to help with 

Setting up and tearing down Inspiration Village

Merchandise sales

Sparkle team. (moving course marshalls)

Interested in volunteering?  Email Kathy.butler@girlsontherun.org


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 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!

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 with the help of volunteers and Amatuer Radio clubs along with EMS support.  We have a team of roving course marshalls (sparkle runners, who encourage girls that have lost their buddies and help them to the finish line. We also have a sparkle finish team who will be the last people to cross our finish line to ensure that the course is clear and that none of the girls are "last".Our council has a safety plan in place,  and has police and EMS support on site.

We try our best, if you have concerns, please reach out to us and we will make sure that we make any necessary modifications to ensure a safe and fun event.  We will be starting and ending inside the stadium on the baseball field and will be traversing the local area roads, most of the course will be on pavement, however there is grass inside the baseball stadium.  

Please reach out to us and let us know your needs to make this event accessible for you.

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.  A running buddy is for both safety and encouragement during the 5K.  It is recommended that running buddies be at least 16 years old.

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

Absolutely! All 5K participants registered online by the t-shirt deadline get a t-shirt.

This year to celebrate our 10th birthday all finishers will receive a special commerative medal.

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

Please invite everyone you know to run, walk, cheer or volunteer.  This event helps provide support and awareness to be able to create a world where EVERY girl knows her potential is LIMITLESS.

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, girls will meet at their team tent and participate in Happy Hair, Tattoos, bib decorating and more. Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

For non-program participants, the price will increase for day of registration.  We strongly encourage early online registration.

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