Girls on the Run of the High Country 5K


Girls on the Run 5K


5k girls

RUN, WALK, SKIP, HOP... Just MOVE FORWARD!!! The Girls on the Run of the High Country 5K is celebrated twice each year as the culminating event in our 10-week GOTR curriculum. The 5k is open to the general public and of course current and past GOTR participants, coaches and families. 

Current Spring 2023 GOTR-HC participants do not need to register as this is part of their program fees!  To ensure a t-shirt, registration deadline for running buddies and community runners is  April 13, 2023!

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When: May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Where: Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences- The Greenway Trail 

Bib pick up/on-site registration: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Registration and fees: Everyone except current participants and coaches need to register! Registration fees are $15.00 if received by April 13, 2023 - t-shirt guaranteed. From April 15, 2023 until race day, registration is $20, t-shirts available on a first come basis. Day of Registration starts at 12:30pm and we can accept cash or checks.

If you need to pay 5K registration fees offline, please speak to your child’s coach or call Mary Sheryl Horine at 828-262-7557.

Race Day Information

The Course.  The safety of our participants and families at the GOTR-HC 5k is our top priority.  As always, we will have plenty of volunteers to make sure this is truly a celebration for our girls.  The running route is an out and back route on a paved surface.  There will be no road crossings!

Dogs and Strollers.  Bring 'em!

Getting to the Race and Parking.  Arrive early to allow time to get from your car to the race start.  The 5k starts at 2:00pm so give yourself plenty of time to get settled in. We will have fun warm-up activities for the entire family!

Cancellation Policy: All attempts will be made to hold the event whether rain, shine or snow!  It may be necessary to cancel if road conditions are unsafe or if lightening or ice is predicted. We will update the Girls on the Run of the High Country website as well as our Facebook page in the case of severe weather.  A final decision will be made by 11:00am as to the status of the 5k. 

Refund Policy:  Your race registration fee is a donation to the Girls on the Run Scholarship fund. No refunds will be given even in the event of race cancellation, illness or injury.  With written request, registration fees may be able to be transferred to the next 5k. 

Race Day Schedule of Events:

12:30 pm: Packet Pick-up and Race day registration opens

12:30 pm: Suggested arrival time for GOTR-HC participants (coaches will pick-up all necessary items for girls)

12:30 pm: Race Village opens with happy hair, creative, and photo stations

12:30 pm: Pre-race warm-ups begin

1:30 pm: 5k runners will be called by team to line-up

1:45 pm: Announcements and National Anthem

1:55 pm: Parade of teams

2:00 pm: Start of 5k!!!

2:15 pm: Hospitality vendor's tables open in the Race Village

4:00 pm: Race Village closes