Join Us for the

Girls on the Run of Central Ohio Spring 2017 5k Event!




*GOTR/GOT alumnae, which are girls who have participated in the program in the past, can email gotrfranklincoed@gmail.com for a 50% off discount code for one entry. Verification of previous participation in Girls on the Run or Girls on Track will be done before a discount code is provided.


Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Pre-race activities: 8:00 AM

5k starts: 9:00 AM

Kiddie Run starts: approximately 9:10 AM

Post-race activities continue for an hour after the end of the 5k


Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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8am Registration + Activities, 10am Race Begins! Be sure to stay for post-5k activities after the race!

Anyone who has been to a Girls on the Run 5K knows that it is unlike any other running event.  It is a celebration of and for the girls who are completing a ten week season of Girls on the Run programming. By the day of the 5K, their enthusiasm is so unbridled that they are running around before the race!  Positive energy abounds as the girls dance to warm-up music, get their hair “happied” and “tattoos” on their faces, and gather with their teammates to hold hands as they head to the starting line.  Our 5K is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face!

Additionally,  we are having a kiddie fun run for kids age 7 and younger who want to join in the fun, but aren’t quite ready for the full 5K.  The 50 yard dash will start after the 5K has kicked off around 10:10am.  It will start off with everyone running through the arch alongside the Heroes Alliance superhero characters.  Parents should remain inside the Columbus Commons by the refreshment table at the time of the run.  Most will finish in just a few minutes, so please be prepared to find your child just after he/she receives a congratulatory medal!

Current Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole program participants and current season coaching volunteers DO NOT need to register for the 5K; their program registration and their volunteer service includes their entry into the 5K.



Packets for GOTR program participants and coaches will be delivered to school sites the week of the race.

All other 5k and Kiddie Run participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets before race day. Race day is hectic, and lines are long!


Front Runner Upper Arlington, 1344 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221

Note: there will be NO packet pick-up at Fleet Feet in Lewis Center for the Fall 2016 5k.



Preferred Parking for the event is at the Columbus Commons:

The Main Garage is located at 55 East Rich Street, with entrances on Main and Rich Streets between High and Third Streets. All race route roads will be closed on Saturday. The Rich Street entrance will not be accessible. Please use the Main Street (one way eastbound) entrance to access the Main Garage.

The Underground Garage is located at 191 South Third Street, with an entrance off of Third Street, between State and Rich Streets. Parking is $5, cash preferred.


 Past GOTRFC 5K Events:

We want to thank our girls, their families, coaching volunteers, 5K volunteers, spectators, donors, and sponsors for making all of our past 5K events safe, fun, and meaningful. Enjoy the pictures below from our events.

  1. Fall 2016 5k – Saturday, November 12th, 10AM at Columbus Commons
  2. Spring 2016 5k – Saturday, May 21st, 9AM at Columbus Commons
  3. Fall 2015 5k – Saturday, November 14th, 10AM at Columbus Commons
  4. Spring 2015 5k – Saturday, May 30th, 10AM at Columbus Commons
  5. Fall 2014 5k – Saturday, November 15th, 10AM at Columbus Commons
  6. Spring 2014 5k – Sunday, May 18th, 9AM at Columbus Commons
  7. Fall 2013 5k – Saturday, November 16th, 10AM at Genoa Park
  8. Spring 2013 5K – Saturday, May 11th at 9AM at Genoa Park
  9. Fall 2012 5K – Saturday, Nov 17th at 10AM at Wolfe Park
  10. Spring 2012 5K – Saturday, May 12th at 9AM at Wolfe Park
  11. Fall 2011 5k – Saturday, Nov 19th at 9AM at Wolfe Park
  12. Spring 2011 5k – Saturday, May 22nd at 9AM at Wolfe Park