Online registration now closed. Register at Moe’s Hilltop Virginia Beach location Thursday night from 4-8pm (also packet pickup) or on race day.
Spring 5k is May 11 in Norfolk’s Town Point Park.
5k and One Mile Route Map
Race day map of Town Point Park
Red flag- Registration/Packet Pick Up
Orange flag- Volunteer Check In
Yellow flag- Medical
Green flag- VIP Tent
Blue Flag- GOTR Site Signs
Purple flag- Entrance to start line
Black flag- Portable restrooms
9am 5k Start, 10:30 One Mile Start, 10:45 Awards Ceremony
The Girls on the Run 5k and One Mile has a new course this year: scenic Town Point Park/Waterside in Downtown Norfolk. All proceeds from the race support the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund which allows girls in financial need to participate in our program. Last year, we gave out $75,000 in scholarships to girls in financial need.
What is Girls on the Run? There are no other programs like the Girls on the Run program. We use running to teach very specific, well-defined social and personal skills. Development of these skills results in fewer adolescent pregnancies, fewer eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and fewer confrontations with the juvenile justice system. Girls on the Run is more than just a program. It is a philosophy. It is a way of being. And it works. It not only impacts the girls who participate, but supports efforts to provide an environment for ALL girls that nurture, develop, and celebrate their strengths.
The mission of Girls on the Run is to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. For more information about GOTR’s mission and program click here.
5k Registration Fees:
$25 before March 10th
$30 before May 7
$35 May 8 to race day
One Mile Registration Fees:
$15 before March 10th
$20 before May 7
$25 May 8 to race day
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Packet Pickup: Thursday, May 9 4-8pm
Location: Moe’s Hilltop location Virginia Beach. Come hungry because 10% of your order that night goes back to Girls on the Run!
Race Day Saturday, May 11th:
7am-9am Expo & Race Registration
9:00 am 5k Run/Walk Start
10:30 am 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
10:45am Awards Ceremony
Girls on the Run 5k Run/Walk
This family-friendly run begins on Waterside Drive in front of Town Point Park, loops around Harbor Park, back up the scenic Waterside walkway, past the Battleship Wisconsin, through the pagoda an oriental gardens and back to Town Point Park. The course is scenic and enjoyable for the entire family.
1 Mile Fun Walk/Run
Those who are present to support their GOTR girl and want to exercise too are encouraged to participate in the one mile fun run/walk. Your registration also supports our scholarship fund.
Online Registration closes May 3rd at midnight
On-site registration opens at 7am on Saturday, May 11th.
Packet Pick-Up -
Packet Pickup: Thursday, May 9 4-8pm Moe’s in Virginia Beach, Hilltop location. Come hungry because 10% of your order that night goes back to Girls on the Run! PHOTO ID required. If you can’t make it to packet pickup, you can pick up your packet race morning inside Town Point Park starting at 7am.
City of Norfolk parking garages will be charging a $5 event parking rate. MacArthur garage is only $1 but is a bit of a hike to Town Point Park.
The unloading zone for buses is Nauticus.
Finish Line Post-Race Activities:
Zumba Dance Party with zumba instructor Anne Russell 9:30-11am
Art project with D’Art Center inside the Activity Tent
Pita Pit food truck on-site selling healthy pita wraps!
GOTR merchandise for sale inside the GOTR Shop tent!
Special thanks to the following businesses who have donated to our event:
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe
Bagels n More