5K Celebration

Confidence through

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

5K Celebration

Confidence through

5K Event Details

Girls on the Run Spring 2024 5K
Sunday, May 5, 2024


Mission County Park

6030 Padre Drive

San Antonio, TX 78214


7:30 a.m. - Girls on the Run Festival
9 a.m. - Girls on the Run 5K


Registration Type Price
Early Bird (Online) $30
Price increases after March 16: General (Online) $35
Day-of (May 5) registration $40
Register by April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  

NOTE: Program participants have already been registered for the 5K and DO NOT need to register.

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


  • Back Pack:  

Check-in time:  8:15am

Shift ends:  Approximately 10:15am

The Back Pack functions as what is traditionally called the sweep, a group that acts as the tail end of a race. This group will follow the last wave out at the start, and be the very last 5K participants to cross the finish line. As such, they will be responsible for: ensuring all other 5K participants are also safely making their way to the finish line, cheering on and motivating the 5K participants they are following, and informing the Midway Inspirational Crew & Water Stop teams that they can break down their area and make their way back to Race Village.

  • Environmental Stewards:  

Check-in time:  8:00am

Shift ends:  When event ends, roughly 11:00am

Your role will help monitor recycling and trash containers, monitor bathroom cleanliness, and ensure the park is kept clean & litter-free during the event.  

  • Finish Line & Wave:  

Check-in time:  8:30am

Shift ends:  When the last person crosses the finish line (approximately 10:15am). 

Finish Line & Wave volunteers have several responsibilities: 1) Release runners at the Start Line in intervals to ensure a safe race for all; 2) Set up and distribute post-race food and water to race participants; 3) Ensure the safety of runners and observers by keeping the race chute clear.

  • Midway Inspirational Crew:

Check-in time: 8:15am, to be at the turnaround when the race begins at 9:00am.

Shift ends:  When the Back Pack comes by with the final runners (approximately 10:15am).

Midway Inspirational Crew members have TWO important duties: Ensure 5k race participants stay safely on course at the turnaround point and keep participants motivated and moving. Be creative! You can make and bring your own inspirational poster boards, paint your faces, or dress up as your favorite superhero. Cheering, laughing, and jumping with excitement is highly encouraged - anything to bring a smile to the runners' faces!  

  • Parking Monitor:  

Check-in time:  6:30am  

Shift ends:  Roughly 10:00am

Your role is to ensure everyone is safe by directing traffic & guiding guests to designated parking areas. Volunteers with experience in this role would be highly appreciated.

  • Race Course Water Stop:  

Check-in time:  8:15am, to be fully set up at the stop when the race begins at 9:00am.

Shift ends:  When the Back Pack comes by with the final runners (approximately 10:15am). 

This team is responsible for making sure thirsty runners are hydrated! Your role will be to set up the materials at the water stop, fill water cups in preparation for runners, distribute them as needed, clean up the area and trail around the stop, and tear the materials down. 

  • Race Route Champions:    

Check-in time:  8:15am, with time for dispersal along the route, to line the full 1.5 miles along the out-and-back route.

Shift ends:  After final runners finish (approximately 10:15 am). 

As a Race Route Champion, YOU are the cheerleader for our 5k participants. Your goal is to create an ultra-positive, motivating, and special experience for everyone running, walking or skipping their way to the finish line. Everyone deserves encouragement on race day. This is your chance to create a special moment for someone they will remember for the rest of their lives. Race Route Champions are encouraged to create inspiring posters, special cheers, dress in a theme (disco, superhero, Fiesta, etc.), or play music (age-appropriate please) on your own Bluetooth speaker.  

  • Set-up Crew & Race Village Support:  

Check-in time:  6:45am

Shift ends: Approximately 9:30am  

The set-up crew is key to getting the event off to a smooth start. Activities include unloading the U-Haul, setting up tents and other materials in the Star Power Zone, organizing booths and team tables, and hanging signs.  After set-up, volunteers will help direct race participants and families around the area and answer questions.

  • Star Power Zone:

Check-in time:  7:00am

Shift ends:  Approximately 10:00am

This is where all participants and family members can get ready to celebrate the day!  Areas within the Zone include Hair Stop, Cheer Gear, Attitude of Gratitude, Selfie Station, Bling Your Bib, Tell Us a Story, and more. Zone opens at 8:00am and may remain open until the medal ceremony, when tear down of your station begins.

  • Tear-down Crew:  

Check-in time:  10:00am

Shift ends: When U-Haul is loaded at storage and at GOTRBC office, approximately 1:00pm.

The tear-down crew packs up the U-Haul, and then follows the U-Haul and staff to the GOTRBC storage facility and GOTRBC office, where they help unload the materials.




Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city

The 5K will be held at Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214.

Early packet pick-up:

Wednesday, May 1, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Girls on the Run Bexar County

10223 McAllister Freeway, San Antonio, Texas, 78216


Friday, May 3, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm 

Fleet Feet @ the Rim

17603 La Cantera Pkwy #117, San Antonio, TX 78257


On race day, you can pick up your packet at Mission County Park from 7:00am to 8:45am.




We can help you with that. You can find a map HERE. 

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

As a reminder, this is a fun, celebratory event for our participants. 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. 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 and conduct head counts. Our council has a safety plan in place, which trains staff and volunteers on how to respond during an emergency or incident.

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

Yes. Girls on the Run 5K events are for everyone! All participants can walk, run, push, or roll safely and at their own happy pace. 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.

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. 

Yes! Family, friends, and community members outside of our program can participate in the event, but must register.

Absolutely! Every participant who registers receives a Girls on the Run Bexar County race shirt. Every official volunteer receives a volunteer shirt. Every girl who is registered in the program receives a medal, which represents not only completing the 5K but completing the entire season.

Yes!  Vendors and food trucks will be at the park. Many take cash, checks, or payment through a cash app.

It's easy!  You can apply to be a vendor HERE.

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, there will be face painting, bling your bib stations, happy hair stations and more! 

Yes, please see the top of this webpage for price increase information.

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