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5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

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! Every child in our program receives a commemorative medal to celebrate this incredible achievement.

5K Celebration

Confidence through
Accomplishment

5K Event Details

Event
Spring Celebratory 5K
Date
May 6, 2023
Location

Wicked Bottom 5K, sponsored by Culpeper Parks & Recreation

Lenn Park 19206 Edwin Way, Culpeper, VA 22701

Time

7:30AM Girls arrive for pre5K activities

8:30AM 5K begins

Price

Registration Type Price
Kids under 12 (Online) $35
Adults and children over 12 (Online)

$35

Race Day registration Fee

$45

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! 

  • This event is NOT a Girls on the run Piedmont event. For information about this 5K please visit the Culpeper Parks & Recreation department site by clicking here.
  • Make sure to arrive by 7:30AM for fun with your team prior to the 5K

Event Parking & Registration Check-In will held at Lenn Park, 19206 Edwin Way, Culpeper.
Registration Check In will be held inside the Picnic Pavilion at Lenn Park.  Packet Pick up will be at the event, starting at 6:00am.

  • 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 sever weather (lightning/thunderstorms)
  • Headphones/ear-buds are permitted except when crossing the paved road.
  • Jogging strollers are permitted.

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. Interested in volunteering at our upcoming 5K event? Fill out our volunteer form today! 

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success! 

  • Set-up and Tear Down
  • Team pre5K Stations

Note: All volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check. 

 

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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 the CARA (Culpeper Area Amatuer Radio Club) 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 have a mixed terrain course, but due to the expanse of property between Eastern View High School and the Culpeper County Sports Complex course conditions vary based on weather conditions.  

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.

Only GOTR and Heart & Sole participants receive a finisher's medal.  The finisher medal is for the accomplishing 10 weeks of running, including both a practice 5K and the celebratory 5K.  

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, 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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Not a coach or a Girls on the Run participant?  
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