Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are below.
When and where is the GOTR Spring 5K?
Event date/time: Saturday, May 18 at 9AM
Event location: Franklin and Marshall College
How do I register for the 5K event?
Click here to register for the 5K.
GOTR/GOT participants do not need to register for the race.
Our Spring 5K is open to the community. Everyone is welcome to run. Each girl may have only one running buddy.
If, in addition to registering for the races as a running buddy or community member, you’d also like to run as a SoleMate, please click here to register as a SoleMate. SoleMates participate in an athletic event of choice, in this case our GOTR 5K on May 18, and also commit to raising a minimum of $300 for the GOTR of Lancaster scholarship program, ensuring that all girls have the opportunity to participate in GOTR regardless of ability to pay the program fee. Fundraised money is due 30 days beyond the event date, in this case, June 17, 2013. Running buddies and family members who also commit to being a SoleMate receive free GOTR 5K race registration. After registering as a SoleMate, you will receive special race registration instructions and coupon code. Learn more about our SoleMates program here, and please email email@example.com with any questions concerning this initiative.
How much does it cost to register for the race?
Race registration is $20 for running buddies and $25 for family and community members who are not running buddies. The cost goes up to $30.00 per participant after online registrations ends on Wednesday, May 15th at 9PM. The cost of race registration for GOTR/GOT participants is covered by their program fee. Our Spring 5K acts as a fundraiser for GOTR of Lancaster. All proceeds from the race will go to the GOTR of Lancaster scholarship fund, which helps to ensure that all girls may participate in the program, regardless of financial limitations.
What do I receive with my race registration?
Registrants will receive a race T-shirt and the joy of helping their buddy or family member cross the finish line! Those who register for the race by April 29 are guaranteed a race T-shirt in the size they designated during registration.
Where do I get my T-shirt and bib?
T-shirt pick up and race registration are available on Friday, May 17 from 11AM-1PM and 4PM-6PM or on race morning from 7AM-8:30AM at Franklin and Marshall College.
The girls do not need to pick up T-shirts or race bibs prior to the race. GOTR coaches will have the T-shirts and bibs for the girls. T-shirt pick-up is for running buddies and community members only.
May I register for the race after online registration ends?
Race registration is available on Friday, May 17 from 11AM-1PM and 4PM-6PM or on race morning from 7AM-8:30AM at Franklin and Marshall College. Register online to avoid lines on race morning. The race registration fee increases to $30.00 after online registration ends. Register in person using cash, credit card, or check.
What is the 5K course?
5K Course Map
What will happen on race morning?
6:00AM Arrival for pre-race set-up (staff and set-up volunteers)
7:00AM Race day registration/packet pickup for buddies and family members opens (open until 8:30AM)
7:30AM Coaches arrive
8:00AM Girls arrive and go to team locations
8:45AM Energy cheer / encouragement and announcements / Star Spangled Banner
8:55AM Safety / logistics announcements
9:00 Race start
10:00AM (or when last runner arrives) Girls meet with school teams, get medals and food/drink. Please stick around to enjoy the GOTR atmosphere, race food, and medals.
11:30AM Event end
What should I wear to the race?
GOTR/GOT participants and coaches should plan to wear their season T-shirts. Volunteers should dress comfortably. Volunteers will have the opportunity to grab a “vintage” GOTR T-shirt. Course marshal volunteers will be provided with an orange safety vest. Team Spirit volunteers may plan to wear school-spirited clothing. Everyone should dress for the weather.
Where should I park?
Click on this link for parking instructions.
Please show your consideration for area businesses and residences by choosing to park in the locations specified in the parking instructions.
Area roads will be closed to traffic from 8:30AM through race end (approximately 10AM). Parking lot entrances/exits may be blocked. Please plan accordingly.
What else do I need to know about the GOTR Spring 5K?
This race is open to the community. Each girl may have only one running buddy.
Strollers and walkers are welcome at the race. If you will have a stroller or are walking the 5K, please consider lining up toward the rear of the race start to minimize the injury potential of runners who may be trying to get around you. Thank you!
Pets and personal music devices (ipods and MP3 players) are not allowed at the race. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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