Fall 5K Race

Each season participants in the Girls on the Run program work towards the goal of running or walking a 5K at the end of the season.

For the Fall 2014 season we will be joining the YMCA Halloween Run on October 25th!    Not only do we encourage the girls to participate in this event, but we also encourage family and friends to join as running buddies. 

YMCA Halloween Run
When:  October 25, 2014
Time:  5:30pm – GOTR Check-in; 6pm Race Starts
Where:  Downtown Boise, Capitol Park
Cost: $10 prior to September 19th.  Price increases $5 every 2 weeks thereafter.  There is an extra cost for the YMCA event shirt.

5K Start Line:  Near the corner of Bannock Street and Capitol Blvd.

Please have girls were their Girls on the Run t-shirt as an outer layer.  We are also encouraging participants to dress up in costume and include their Girls on the Run shirt as part of the costume.

The course is an out and back course.  It starts on Bannock and heads east towards 6th, turns north on 6th, turns west on Jefferson and heads to 26th Street.  At 26th Street the course heads south to Bannock and heads back on Bannock to Capitol Park.

Click here for a map 2014 Halloween Run 5K course

Parking: Metered parking in downtown Boise is free on the weekends.  Free parking can also be found at the corner of 10th & State Street and 10th & Jefferson.  Parking garages are free the 1st hour and then cost $2.50 for every hour after.

Shuttles:  Canyon County participants can take the bus from Wilson Elementary in Caldwell to the start line.  Deadline to reserve your seat on the bus is October 17th.  Call the GOTR office, (208) 388-4687 or email Melissa at melissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org.

Packet Pick-up:  All packets will be available on the day of the event.  Your coach will have all participant and running buddy race packets for your site. When putting on your race number, please make sure it is on the FRONT of your shirt, but low enough that we can still see part of the GOTR logo.    

Pre-Race Activities:  

  • Costume Contest– The YMCA will have a costume contest for all participants.
  • Happy Hair Station– With parent permission, girls can “happy” their hair at a Happy Hair station before the event.  Colored hair spray will be available for girls to put in their hair, provided by GOTR.
  • GOTR Temporary Tattoos– For a small donation, girls can get a GOTR temporary tattoo at the GOTR booth.

Before the race starts we will take a group picture at 5:30pm on the Capitol Building steps.

Parents are encouraged to make cheer signs to have along the route for the participants.

GOTR T-shirts:  Extra GOTR T-shirts will be available for $5 at the GOTR booth.  Sizes and colors will be limited.  Cash or check only.

After Race Activities:  Most girls will complete the race in 25-60 minutes.  Plan to stay after you’ve finished the event to cheer on your fellow GOTRs as they cross the Finish Line.

Questions? Contact us at 208-388-4687 or Melissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org.  See you there!

One Note:  Girls on the Run and Girls on Track sites will continue to have regular meetings after the GOTR 5K.  Please talk with your coach to determine when the last day of your site will be.


We thank the following national sponsors for supporting Girls on the Run 5Ks across the nation.   Print LEGO Color SmartwoolColorAlthleta PNG Format

6 Responses to Fall 5K Race

  1. Susan Centeno says:

    Is registration for the 5K open yet?

  2. Fernando says:

    The link to the Fall 5K registration is broken. It sends me to a page that reads “Invalid URL”

  3. KM says:

    Link isn’t working again 😦

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