Girls on the Run Louisville 5K

November 18, 2017 Louisville's Waterfront Festival Plaza

Registration Details
November 18, 2017

Louisville's Waterfront Festival Plaza
(to the right of Joe's Crab Shack)
8:00 AM | Registration Begins
8:30 AM | Coach Check In
9:00 AM | Girls Arrival and Activities Begin
9:45 AM | Warm Up
10:00 AM | 5K Begins!
Course Information
Course Map

The 5K will Start and Finish in Louisville's Waterfront Festival Plaza. The course will loop through the beautiful and scenic downtown waterfront. Girls on the Run volunteers will direct the runners through the course.

Packet Pick-Up

All girls who are currently participating in the Fall 2017 season are already registered. Head coaches will pick up the t-shirts and bib numbers for all girls and coaches the morning of the race. Packets for Running Buddies and General Runners may be picked up at the event beginning at 8:00 a.m.

SATURDAY, November 18, 2017
8:00AM - 10:00AM

Louisville's Waterfront Festival Plaza
(to the right of Joe's Crab Shack)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we park?

Free and fee based parking is available downtown and in several parking lots in Waterfront Park. Please note that the Purple Parking Lot is closed due to bridge construction. We would like to encourage families to carpool to the 5K, as parking spaces nearby can sometimes limited.

What is the Weather/Emergency Policy?

Spectators' and participants' safety is first and foremost with the race officials and Girls on the Run. We will closely monitor the weather forecast for race weekend, but due to rapidly changing weather conditions, we may not be able to make any decision regarding the race until Saturday morning. The event will occur rain or shine, but below are the steps if there is a risk of thundershowers or accumulating snow showers: 1) If there is a threat and/or we are having thunderstorms or snow showers at 9:45am on race morning, the race start will be delayed until 10:30am to allow the threat to pass. 2) Should the threat remain at 10:30am, the Girls on the Run 5K will be cancelled. Unfortunately, no refunds will be able to be given due to weather crisis situations. Should a storm come about while the runners are out on the race course, they should all seek coverage along the race course. Once the storm has passed, runners should return directly to the race start/finish line.

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 100 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5K yet! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone.


Equipment Set-Up Crew - 6:30 AM

Assist in setting up tables, tents, signs, etc.


Happy Hair Station - 8:30 AM

Assist the girls in preparting for the race.


Water Station - 9:30 AM

Pass out water to the runners during the race.


Pre/Post Race Food/Beverage Area - 8:45 AM

Assist by passing out food and hot beverages to participants.


Cheerleader - 9:30 AM

Stand around the track and cheer on the girls as they run.


Course Marshall - 9:00 AM

Stand at an assigned spot on the course and direct the runners in the proper direction.


Back of Pack Crew - 9:30 AM

Run/walk in the back of the pack to indicate when the last girl/general runner is crossing the finish line.


Volunteer Running Buddy - 9:30 AM

Run with a GOTR participant that needs a Running Buddy to run with her during the race. You will be matched with a GOTR participant the morning of the race by our Volunteer Coordinator.


Clean-Up Crew - 11:00 AM

Assist in taking down tables, tents, signs, etc. and picking up trash.


Moving Crew - 11:30 AM

Assist in taking supplies and tables back to the GOTR storage unit on Chamberlain.

5K Photos

See more photos from our past 5K's by clicking here for our Flickr Albums.

Girls on the Run Louisville
P.O. Box 6166
Louisville, KY 40206