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

2024 Girls on the Run Spring 5K Presented by Husco
Saturday, May 18th 2024

American Family Field Tailgate Haus
1 Brewers Way

9:00 AM (schools A-E)
9:30 AM (schools F-O)
10:00 AM (schools P-W)


Registration Type Price
Adult Running Buddy or Community Runner $30
Youth Runners (13 years of age or younger) $15

Financial assistance is available.  During registration, check 'yes' when asked if you need financial assistance.  On the final page of registration, look for the Additional Adjustments box to select a lower registration fee as needed.  

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

Girls on the Run teams from across Southeastern Wisconsin will join us at the for our Spring 5K event on Saturday, May 18th, 2024.  The run will begin in waves starting at 9:00AM and take place on the roadways around American Family Field.  Participants will gather with their school in the American Family Field lot near the start/finish line. 

Click here for the complete 5K partipant guide.

Click here to see our Course Map.

5K Buddies:  We recommend that every girl have a 5K Buddy to accompany her on event day. A 5K Buddy is any trusted person 16+, who can run/walk/skip alongside their girl and cheer her on through this day of accomplishment. A 5K buddy can be a parent, grandparent, teacher, family, friend, favorite babysitter - anyone 16+ your girl knows and trusts!  All 5K buddies need to register for the 5K.

General Registration:  Our 5K is open to all!  We invite all runners and walkers to join us for the 5K. Ask other family members, siblings and friends to join us also!  All 5K Buddies, parents and friends participating in the 5K on the course must register.  The registration fee is $30 for adult 5K Buddies/Community Runners and $15 for youth runners (13 years of age or younger). Financial assistance is available.  GOTR participants and coaches are automatically registered for the 5K!  You can also register in person at one of our early packet pickup events.  See details below.

Early Packet Pick-up: Avoid the lines on race morning and pick up your packet (bib & t-shirt) before 5K day at one of the early packet pickup opportunities.  

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Dick's Sporting Goods- Greendale (5200 S. 76th Street, Greendale, WI 53129)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 1:00-7:00 PM at Dick's Sporting Goods- Wauwatosa (11500 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa, WI 53222)
  • Friday, May 17, 2024 from 1:00-4:00 at American Family Field-Tail Gate Haus (1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee)

Girls participating in the program do not need to pick up a packet.  They will receive everything from their coaches on race day. Participants may register for the 5K at early packet pickup using a credit card, check or exact cash.

Course Information:  The 5K course will be run on the roadways around American Family Field. Check back for a course map!

Start Time Groups:

  • 9:00 AM= Sites that begin with A-E
  • 9:30 AM= Sites that begin with F-O
  • 10:00 AM= Sites that begin with P-W

Parking & Transportation:  Free Parking will be available in the parking lots of American Family Field.  Some schools will have bussing transportation arranged by the school-ask coaches for more information. ADA Parking will be available for those with a state issued ADA parking permit. ADA Parking will be near our bus parking lot, please follow signs for bus parking. 

Weather:  This is an important day for our girls and the 5K will be held rain, snow or shine. Ultimately, we invite you to make the best decision for you and your participant on the morning of the event. Should outside conditions become unsafe, we will notify participants through text, email and social media as soon as possible, and you can also visit our Facebook page for updates.  Due to the availability of American Family Field, the event will not be rescheduled.  

5K Etiquette:  This is a non-competitive event and we encourage all runners to go their “happy pace.”  To keep the course clear for all, we ask slower runners and walkers to stay to the right, leaving room for other runners to pass. 

Pets are not allowed at American Family Field. We have a large number of youth attending our event. For everyone's safety, please leave pets at home. Thank you!

Volunteers help ensure our end of season 5K celebration is possible. There are many ways you can see our mission in action.  

We need volunteers for the following activities to ensure our event is a success:

  • Event set up and clean up
  • Welcome Team
  • Registration
  • Kids' Activities
  • Start/Finish Line Cheerleaders
  • Finish Line Refreshments

Have a corporate or community group looking to volunteer together? Email stephanie.endsley@girlsontherun.org  for more information.

Note: Girls on the Run policy requires all volunteers 18 years or older to complete a background check. 


The course for a 5K is 3.1 miles. 

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!

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 bib.  Our council ensures every participant has a 5K buddy, and only critical 5K volunteers have access to confidential information.   Our council has safety plans in place, which train staff and volunteers how to respond during an emergency or incident.  We will also have Milwaukee Police Department and emergency medical technicians on site.   

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. We also work with an organization called myTEAM TRIUMPH to ensure every participant can cross the finish line! For questions regarding accomodations, please reach out to program@girlsontherunsoutheasternwi.org.

Pets are not allowed at American Family Field.  We have a large number of youth attending our event, for everyone's safety, please leave pets at home.  Service animals must be properly identified.  

A 5K 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. 

Absolutely! Every registered 5K participant will receive a Girls on the Run T-shirt.

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

Yes. All 5K registration forms include liability waivers.

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! Visit our race village before the event for fun kids' activities.  Of course, we’ll have merchandise for sale, too!

Yes! We welcome new sponsors to this event. We have opportunities ranging from $10,000 to $250. View our sponsorship packet here.

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