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Girls on the Run: 5k Run/Walk

Girls on the Run: 5k Run/Walk

May

7

Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Comanche Park
Location: San Antonio, TX

Event Itinerary

The race will be held at Comanche Park, 2618 Rigsby Ave, SATX 78222

Race Date:  Sunday, May 7

Start Time:  9:30 am

Team Meeting Time:  7:30-8:00 am

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS: 

Our end-of-season 5k is almost here! The Girls on the Run 5k is open to the public and promises to offer fun for the whole family!  SPANISH VERSION HERE

  • Directions to Comanche Park:
  • Take I-10E to Exit 577 (for US 87S/Roland Ave).
  • Veer right on Roland Ave (at the Whataburger).
  • Take a left at Rigsby Ave (at the Shell Gas Station & Family Dollar).
  • You will see Covington Park first, then Comanche Park #2 entrance, where the gate will be closed.  Look for the Navajo Community Center on the right & our parking attendants at the entrance for Comanche Park No.3 (see maps HERE).
  • A note on parking:  We will have various lots for parking, so please follow the instructions from our parking attendants. We will direct parking into Comanche Park first; later arrivals will park in Covington Park, as our overflow lot.
  • For family/friends who are Running Buddies, please find your girl’s school under the large pavilion and stay with her until the race begins. 

Race Day Timeline

  • Girls arrive at 8:00 am, no later than 8:30 am. Girls will find their school under the large pavilion, sign in and pick up race packets from their coaches, meet with their team, pick up their chip with all other runners, and enjoy fun activities to get the girls in the race day spirit! If parents are picking up their own race packet that morning, please arrive at 8:00 am, when packet pick-up opens.
  • IMPORTANT: Please have your daughter wear her season shirt for the race.
    • All-GOTR group photo @ 9:00 at the blacktop near the playground.
    • Pre-race stretch @ 9:10 am at team group photo area.
    • National Anthem/Color Guard @ 9:20 am.
    • Race GO time @ 9:30 am exactly!

Registration and Packet Pick-up

  • Everyone who is running the race must register for the race. You can register on race day, but please be aware the fee increases by $5 on race day to $35.
  • Packet pick-up registration and race day registration is by cash or check only.
  • Please do not register your daughter for the race. She has been registered for the race as part of her program registration fee.
  • Please do not try to pick up your daughter’s packet at packet pick-up. She will pick up her own packet on race day from her coach.
  • All runners—EXCEPT FOR THE GIRLS—must pick up their race packet on race packet pick-up days. One person may pick up several packets. No ID is required.
  • You can pick up packets here:

o   Saturday, May 6 from 12noon - 6pm

Fleet Feet Sports @ Alamo Quarry Market
7322 Jones Maltsberger Rd #152
San Antonio, TX  78209

o   Sunday, May 7, 8:00am, Comanche Park

Post-race

  • We will have plenty of food and water at the finish line. Please ensure your daughter eats something light like fruit before they run. It’s best not to have something heavy, like breakfast tacos, pancakes, or eggs and bacon.
  • We encourage all teams to wait for the last girl to cross the finish line before anyone goes home. This is a day about team work and about doing one’s individual best. We celebrate each and every girl as she crosses the finish line—in her own time. Each Girls on the Run participant receives a medal from her coach when she crosses the finish line.
  • There will be a medal ceremony for the first three places in all age groups, overall male and female, and overall masters male and female at roughly 11 am.

Your girl’s coaches have this and more information, and may have something extra planned for your team. Please be in touch with them before race day.

A Note on Weather

We run rain or shine! If there are extreme weather conditions on race day (hail or tornados, a lot of lightning, for instance) please stay tuned to our social media sites (Facebook) or our website (GOTR 5k page) for information.

We look forward to a fun and fulfilling day—see you then! 

Register Here!

Race Registration

 Paper Registration can be found HERE.

 

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up:

Saturday, May 6:    12 to 6 pm

Fleet Feet @ Alamo Quarry Market  

7322 Jones Maltsberger Rd #152, San Antonio, TX 78209

Paper registration can be found HERE.

We encourage you not to wait until race day to pick up your packets. Girls' packets will not be available for pick up. Team packets will be available on race day only--each girl will sign herself in and pick up her own packet. 

Course Information

To help facilitate a positive race experience for all runners and walkers, we ask that you practice standard 5k etiquette:

  • Please do not push or rush to the starting line once the gun goes off.  The race is chip timed, so your time won’t start until you cross the starting line.  No need to hurry!  Walk calmly and orderly to the starting line and then start running.
  • As much as possible, please try to run at an even pace the entire race instead of starting and stopping, sprinting and walking, etc.
  • Should you need to walk, please move to the far right of the street and try to ease your pace into a walk instead of abruptly stopping.
  • Allow runners to pass on the left.
  • Please pass slower runners/walkers on the left.
  • If you see a runner who needs medical attention, please alert a Course Marshal.
  • Run or walk in pairs only.  No groups of three or more across the street as it would block other runners from passing.
  • Do not wear another runner’s bib. It is mandatory for runners to register for the race so each participant signs our waiver. Also, wearing another runner’s bib will alter the race results.
  • No bicycles are allowed on the race course (except for designated bike marshals).
  • Participants may run or walk with a stroller BUT they must start at the very back of the race (even if running with a Girl on the Run participant).
  • iPods and other personal music players are also highly discouraged.  Running music-free helps to make the race safer and allows you to really take in the atmosphere of the race!

Weather/Emergency Policy

Race officials may cancel, delay, or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued. Generally, if it rains, we will run!

Parking

PARKING MAPS HERE!

Directions to Comanche Park:

  • Take I-10E to Exit 577 (for US 87S/Roland Ave).
  • Veer right on Roland Ave (at the Whataburger).
  • Take a left at Rigsby Ave (at the Shell Gas Station & Family Dollar).
  • You will see Covington Park first, then Comanche Park #2 entrance, where the gate will be closed.  Look for the Navajo Community Center on the right & our parking attendants at the entrance for Comanche Park No.3 (see maps HERE).
  • A note on parking:  We will have various lots for parking, so please follow the instructions from our parking attendants. We will direct parking into Comanche Park first; later arrivals will park in Covington Park, as our overflow lot.