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Girls on the Run Michiana 5K Celebration

Girls on the Run Michiana 5K Celebration

May

17

Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: John Adams High School Track
Location: South Bend, IN

Event Itinerary

The GOTR Michiana 5k is the culmination of 10 weeks of training for our 3rd-5th grade girls and is open to the public. Come join us on Saturday, May 17 at John Adams High School as we celebration our girls' completion of the program and their decision to be joyful, healthy and confident Girl on the Run! 

Questions? Contact 5k co-director, Jen Adams

Use link on the left to register for the event

6:45 am - 7:15 am: Coaches arrive

7:30 am: Festivities begin! Get into the GOTR Spirit! Come early to enjoy Music, Face Painting and  Happy Hair!!

7:30 am -8:45 am: Event day registration and t-shirt pick-up for community participants

8:30 am:  GOTR girls and coaches CHECK IN at their team sites; begin warm-up as a team

8:40 am - 8:50 am: Pre-event warm up and stretching

8:50 am: Welcoming remarks

9:00 am: Non-competitive 5K begins!

9:05 am:  *** New Feature **** 50-Yard Dash on the track for spectators, 2nd grade and younger

Coaches, Spectators and Participants -- You are invited to stay until the final girls crosses the finish to cheer ALL the girls on! 

Packet Pick-Up

Please arrive between 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM on race day at the John Adams High School track to pick-up your GOTR technical t-shirt.

Course Information

The 5K course begins and finishes on the John Adams High School track. Click HERE to download the course map.

Weather/Emergency Policy

Here are some tips we’d ask all participants to consider before arriving to the 5k:

  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more
  • Drink plenty of water the day prior to and the day of the 5k
  • Run/walk at a comfortable pace

Participant and spectator safety is first and foremost with race officials and Girls on the Run. We will closely monitor weather conditions for race weekend, but due to rapidly changing weather we may not be able to make any official decisions regarding the race until Saturday morning. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to evaluate the situation as well as, and make their own judgments regarding the weather.

The event will occur rain or shine, but below are steps if there is a risk of severe or inclement weather:

  • If there is a threat and/or we are experiencing lightning on race morning the race will be delayed 10 minutes from the start time to allow the threat to pass.
  • Should the threat remain, the race will be postponed 10 more minutes. If needed a final 10 minutes will be used in hopes that the skies clear.
  • If after a full 30 minutes of delay, lightning is still in the area, the 5K event will be cancelled. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued due to weather situations.

Parking

Event day parking will be available in the John Adams school lot located off of Mishawaka Ave, the Potawatomi Zoo parking lot and IUSB parking located off of S. Esther Street.  Please no parking in the John Adams lot off of  Wall St. as this is reserved for volunteers and those with a handicap placard. Click HERE to download the parking map.

5K Presenting Sponsors - $5,000:

Meijer

Meijer

Girls on the Run is grateful to Meijer for support as a 5K Presenting Sponsor!

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5K Joyful Sponsors - $2,500:

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

Girls on the Run is grateful to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center for providing CPR training for our coaches and generous program support.

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5K Healthy Sponsors - $1,000:

Logistick

Logistick

Girls on the Run is grateful to Logistick for their support!

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Mathnasium

Mathnasium

Girls on the Run is grateful to Mathnasium for their support!

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B Present Studio

B Present Studio

Girls on the Run is grateful to B Present Studio for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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Elkhart Plastics

Elkhart Plastics

Girls on the Run is grateful to Elkhart Plastics for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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5K Confident Sponsors - $500:

McDonald Physical Therapy

McDonald Physical Therapy

Girls on the Run is grateful to McDonald Physical Therapy for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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Alick's Home Medical

Alick's Home Medical

Girls on the Run is grateful to Alick's Home Medical for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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Marbach, Brady and Weaver

Marbach, Brady and Weaver

Girls on the Run is grateful to Marbach, Brady and Weaver for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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Christine Mighion

Christine Mighion

Girls on the Run is grateful to Christine Mighion for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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5k Sponsors:

Einstein Bros Bagels

Einstein Bros Bagels

Girls on the Run is grateful to Einstein Bros Bagels for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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Welch Packaging

Welch Packaging

Girls on the Run is grateful to Welch Packaging for support as a 5K Sponsor!

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