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Girls on the Run - DC Community 5K (Fall 2014)

Girls on the Run - DC Community 5K (Fall 2014)



Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Anacostia Park
Location: Washington, DC

Event Itinerary

Sunday, December 7th 10:00 AM at Anacostia Park


Tomorrow they will be stronger; tomorrow they will be more confident; tomorrow they will make a difference; because today you take that small step, TODAY YOU RUN!

Register here!

Join us for the Community 5K!

Register for the Girls on the Run - DC Community 5K and you'll not only support your community but experience a fun run that will bring a smile to your face! The Community 5K is:

  • A fun run open to the community that is not timed
  • Registration cost is $30 (held rain or shine,  no refunds) until 11/7, and is $35 thereafter
  • Current participants and coaches are already registered for the race.
  • Registration closes 12/6  at 5pm (NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION)

Volunteer at the 5K!

GOTR-DC 5K Volunteer Opportunities

Every season Girls on the Run - DC relies on over 150 volunteers to make our celebratory 5K a success. We depend on volunteers to serve as greeters, course marshals, manage the start and finish line, water stops, and much more. We have a job for everyone that wants to help.

Volunteer Registration

Community Buddy Runners

Girls on the Run requires that every girl must run the 5K with an adult. However, many of our participants do not have a family member to run the race with them. Therefore, we rely on community members to fill the shoes of a Buddy Runner, and run the race with a girl. As a Buddy Runner, you will be assigned to run with a Girls on the Run participant. After you submit your 5K registration, you will be contacted to complete a background check and paired with a girl.

Buddy Runner Registration

Race Day Agenda

Arrival and Registered Runners Pick up Bibs: 8:30-9:30 AM

Race Day Festivities: 9AM- 9:45 AM

Enjoy pre-event festivities including music by Washington Talent, a pre-race warm-up, Hair Decorating, and locating your Girls on the Run-DC team!

Fun Run Start Time:  10 AM


The Girls on the Run-DC Community 5K will start and finish at the soccer field adjacent to Good Hope Road in Anacostia Park. The course will be closed to traffic and will take runners along the Anacostia River toward the Skating Pavilion and back.

Packet Pick-Up

Registered runners will pick up their race number prior to the 5K start on Sunday, December 7th, from 8:30 am-9:30 am.

NEW = Avoid the packet pickup line on race day by donating to Girls on the Run - DC when you register for the 5K online. For a $10 donation, we will mail your bib number to your home address the week before the race! Note: you must register online by Nov. 15th to choose this option.

Register for the race by 5PM Saturday Dec. 6th!


Course Information


In order to alleviate congestion on the course we are instituting a WAVE START. Schools will be assigned one of three colors which will be indicated on their bib number. Schools will be called to the starting line by color.

All GOTR school teams, parents running with their daughters, and community running buddy runners will meet at the soccer field. Signs will be placed on the grass so teams can meet before and after the race.

Course Map

Spring 2014 Map


For your convenience portable toilets will be located at the start/finish area as well as along the course. Pre-race and on-course water will be available, and medical aid will be provided at the finish. As runners finish the 5K there will be an ample supply of food and water for participants.


Please leave your pets, rollerblades and scooters at home! They will not be allowed on the course. Strollers are allowed but we request that you start at the back of the race for the safety of other runners. If you need wheelchair accommodation please contact


The course is closed to traffic and a portion of the course is out and back on a two-lane road. At times there will be faster runners passing slower runners and walkers along the course. Please be considerate of others and stay to the left side of the road to accommodate returning runners. Minding your manners on the course will help everyone have a fun and safe experience.



There is NO parking in the park - only in the Anacostia Metro parking garage.  If you try to drive into Anacostia Park you will be turned away. National Park Service Police will close the park entrances at 6:00am. Your best option is to use metro to travel to the GOTR DC 5K.  Click here for specific directions.

Thank you to our Volunteer Race Captains!

Chris Bruno
Teal Baker
Melissa Hillebrand
Liz Gustafson
Valerie Mickiewicz
Jessica Styron
Kaylan Connally
Lara Heinz
Bethany Black
Hayley Swan
Anne Langer
Pam Eichenbaum
Melinda Becker
Molly Savitz
Michele Snyder