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

Spring 5K
Saturday, June 1, 2024

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


7:30 a.m. - Day of Registration

8:30 a.m. - Group Warm Up

9:00 a.m. - Race Begins!


February 1: Registration opens  Price
February 1 - April 22: Early Bird Registration (online) $25
April 16 - May 28: General Registration (online) $35
June 1: Day of Registration (in-person) $40
Youth Registration (12 years & younger, use code YOUTH) $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, May 29, 2024
  • 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 7:30 a.m. But don't wait! Lines can get long. 

Volunteers make our 5K celebration possible and help make the day memorable for every girl! The 5K will be at Sugar House Park on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Registration
  • Hydration Stations
  • Cheer Squads
  • Setup & Cleanup
  • Running Buddies (more info below)

Please note that all 5K 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.

A Running Buddy completes the 5K (and team practice 5K) alongside a program participant for the entire duration of the course by encouraging her to do her best while recognizing her limits. Community Running Buddies are needed for program participants who don't have a family member or adult to run with. 

  • All Running Buddies are race participants who must register for the race online. The $35 entry fee includes a shirt, race bib, finisher medal, and swag bag.
  • Program participant families! Please contact us if you need finanical assistance to register your girl's Running Buddy at info@girlsontherunutah.org or (801) 477-0464.
  • Community Running Buddies will be paired with a team or program participant in May.
  • Community Running Buddies must be 18+ and pass a background check.
Adult 5K participant smiles while running outdoors through the city


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!

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.

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.

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