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 Fall 5K
Saturday, November 18, 2023

Sugar House Park
1330 East 2100 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 


8:30 a.m. - Day of Registration

9:30 a.m. - Group Warm Up

10:00 a.m. - Race Begins!


Registration Now Open! Price
August 1 - September 15: Early Bird Registration (online) $20
September 16 - November 15: General Registration (online) $30
November 18: Day of Registration (in-person) $35
Youth Registration (12 years & younger) $15

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

Come get your race bib and swag bag before the big day!

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  • Girls on the Run Utah Office (New location!! 322 E 500 S, Salt Lake City)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

This is for all Running Buddies and general 5K participants. Girls in the program will receive their 5K items from their coaches. Packet Pick Up will also be available the morning of the 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. But don't wait! Lines can get long. 

We couldn't RUN without incredible volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at our fall 5K, submit a 5K volunteer application online here.

Running Buddy volunteers are still being accepted for the 5K at Sugar House Park on November 18, 2023. You can register for the 5K online starting August 1 and choose the "Running Buddy" category option if you'd like to be paired with a participant during the 5K.

Please note that all volunteers appointed through our council will undergo a background check paid for by Girls on the Run Utah. If you have questions, please contact us at mindy@girlsontherunutah.org.


Day of registration and packet pick up will available at 8:30 a.m. at the Big Field Pavilion. There will be a group warm up at 9:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. When arriving, participants and their families will gather with their teams by their designated team sign. 


Please note that the park gates will be closed from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to accommodate runners in the park.

Free parking is available at Highland High School (northeast of Sugar House Park). Additionally, limited parking is available on side streets adjacent to the park. The park gates will be closed for the race from 8:30 a.m. to around 10:30 a.m. If you plan on parking in the park, you will not be able to drive on the course or leave the park until the last girl crosses the finish line.

There will be a golf cart shuttle for those needing assistance getting to the Big Field Pavillion from the northeast corner of the park (near Highland High School).

Furry friends are permitted in the park, but not on the course. Strollers are allowed in any area of the park and on the course.

Absolutely! Everyone who registers for the 5K will receive a race bag, race bib, and post-race goodies. Participants will also receive a medal when crossing the finish line.

The 5K has fun activities for everyone! Check back soon for more details.

This is an important day for our girls and the 5K will be held rain, snow or shine. Should outside conditions become unsafe, we will notify participants through email and social media as soon as possible. Plan to dress for the weather and bring your own sunshine as needed.


Girls on the Run 5K entries are non-refundable. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to weather or other safety concerns.

The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles that takes 2 laps around Sugar House Park. As a reminder, this is a fun, celebratory event for our participants and not a competitive race. 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! 

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 on the paved running course. Designated parking spots are available.

A Running Buddy is a parent, family member, teacher, family friend or community volunteer designated by the parent/guardian to complete the 5K alongside a program participant for the entire duration of the course. 


The Job of a Running Buddy is to be by a girl’s side either running, walking or skipping at her pace, encouraging her to do her best, but also recognizing and respecting her limits.   

Yes! This is encouraged! This is a great way to accomplish a goal together. We ask that older siblings wishing to be a Running Buddy are 16 years of age or older.

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

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!

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