Spring 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.  Girls on the Run Treasure Valley has partnered with the East Junior High Hornet Run for many years as our spring community 5K.   Not only do we encourage the girls to participate in this event, but we also encourage family and friends to join as running buddies.

East Jr. High Hornet Run
When:  May 2nd, 2015
Time:  8:45am – GOTR Check-in; 9:30am Race Starts
Where:  East Jr. High, 5600 Warm Springs Ave, Boise.  This is across Warm Springs Avenue from the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
Cost: $10 prior to April 14th.  Price increases after.  Cost does not include Hornet Run t-shirt.  Register at hornetrunboise.com.  Scroll down the page until you see the GOTR registration option.


5K Start Line:  East Jr. High
GOTR Meeting Place:  Inside front doors in the gym. Please have girls were their Girls on the Run t-shirt as an outer layer.

The course is an out and back course.  It starts at East Jr. High, crosses Warm Springs Ave and heads east on the Greenbelt.  Participants will cross S. Eckert Road and head south on the old Eckert Road.  They will turn and head east just before the river.  At the halfway point, participants will head back to East Jr. High along S. Eckert Road.

Parking:  You can park in the parking lot on the west side of the school or in front of the school. 

Shuttles:  Canyon County participants can take the bus from Nampa and Caldwell to the 5K start line.  Deadline to reserve your seat on the bus is Friday, April 24th.

Here is the schedule for the bus.

7:00 am: Parents must arrive with GOTRs on bus at Lewis and Clark in Caldwell
7:15 am: Bus departs Lewis and Clark and heads for Greenhurst in Nampa

7:40 am: Parents arrive with GOTR girls at Greenhurst in Nampa
7:45 am: Bus arrives at Greenhurst
7:50 am: Bus departs from Greenhurst for East Jr High
8:45 am: Bus arrives at East Jr High

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. Find your coach when you arrive in the gym on event day.  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:  

  • 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.
  • GOTR Photo Booth – Come take your picture with your friends in front of a GOTR backdrop.
  • “I’m Cheering For_______” Stickers – At the GOTR Photo Booth grab your sticker and make sure you tell us who you are cheering for.

Before the race starts we will take a group picture at 9:00am in the East Jr. High gym.

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 near the entrance to the gym.  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.

All participants at the 2011 Hornet Run
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7 Responses to Spring 5K Race

  1. sadie says:

    it would help me a lot if you put the date on the website my daughter has soccer that day at 20:30 what time is the race in idaho?

    • gotrboise says:

      Hello! Information on the 2012 Hornet Run has been posted on the website under “Spring 5K Race”. I hope the information helps you. If you need additional details, please email the GOTR office. Thanks!

  2. Isabelle says:

    The GOTR spring 5k was amazing and I would like to congradulate all the runners. Great job.

  3. Lisa Leff Cooper says:

    Hi – it looks like the “Register Here” link for the Hornet Run isn’t working. Is it fixable? Thanks!

  4. Hi! I was in GOTR in 5th grade when I was 9-10 years old. I went to Greenhurst Elementary School and participated there. I’m 12 years old now and I turn 13 in April. Well someone told me that at a certain age, you cant do GOTR anymore. I’ve been REALLY wanting to do it because I loved doing the Hornet Run in 5th grade and it made my self esteem rise very high. I guess what I’m asking is, am I able to join? And if so, then where can I go if I live in Nampa?

    • gotrboise says:

      Hi Sarah, Thanks for reaching out to GOTR. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time in the program and it gave you the skill set you needed. Unfortunately GOTR is limited to girls in the 3rd-5th grades. Bummer. However we do allow girls to be junior coaches when they turn 16. Hopefully we can get you involved in the program at that time. Keep believing in your gifts and I hope our paths cross in the future!

      Melissa Bixby
      Program Director

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