Girls on the Run of NOVA
5k Weekend, Presented By Cigna

Spring 2018 5k Tentative* Dates/Locations

May 19, 2018 in Woodbridge


May 20, 2018 in Ballston

*Dates & Locations will be finalized as soon as possible

**Girls participating in the GOTR and H&S program DO NOT need to register for the 5k. They are automatically registered for the 5k as a part of their program registration.** 

5K Details (click below to expand)

Event FAQs

New to 5ks? See our Race Etiquette & Policies page for additional information about how our 5ks are managed, and click here to see why we encourage people to be Buddy Runners for the girls during the 5ks.  

Is it supposed to rain/snow/storm? Read our Inclement Weather Policy here to see if the events will be held. 

Race Day FAQs will be posted the Monday before the 5k event weekend. 



5K Registration Fees (for GOTR Friends & Family + Community Runner)

  • $30 Program Alumni Fee (cost remains the same - Alumni code needed)
  • $35 Early Bird Fee - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 through Monday, March 19, 2018
  • $40 Standard Fee - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018
  • $45 Late Fee - Tuesday, May 1, 2018 through Tuesday, May 14, 2018 at 12PM*
  • $50 Race Day Fee**

Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 14, 2018 at 12PM EST.


*We cannot guarantee all t-shirts sizes will be available if you register during late registration on Race Day registration.
***Race Day registration will be available only if spaces remain. 

School Assignments

All registered Spring 2018 teams have been assigned a 5k location. Please check the assignment list to see where your school/site will be running and be sure to register any family and friends for the same 5k date. Remember, all GOTR and H&S participants are already registered for the 5k.

5k School Assignments

Course Maps


Woodbridge Event Course Map

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Pfitzner Stadium Complex - 7 County Complex Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192
  • 8:30 AM Race Start Time

(Please aim to arrive by 7:30 AM to check in and find your team.) 

Ballston Event Course Map

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Welburn Square -  Ballston
  • 8:30 AM Race Start Time**

(Please aim to arrive by 7:30 AM to check in and find your team.)

**Please note the dates/locations are tentative and will be confirmed as soon as possible**


Thank you for your interest in supporting our Fall 2017 5ks! Volunteers are sought November 29th - December 3rd for a variety of roles, including at Packet Pick Up Events as well as registration, course marshals, water station, parking support, and much more on the day of each 5k!

Each 5k event takes over 100 volunteers to be a success. We depend on volunteers to serve as greeters, buddy runners, course marshals, manage start and finish lines, water stops, and much more. We have a job for everyone who wants to help!
Volunteer Here

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Girls on the Run 5k is a critical piece of the Girls on the Run program; an example of healthy goal setting and achievement for all of our strong girls. The event brings together all local Girls on the Run families for a positive, girl-centered run.

The Fall 2017 Girls on the Run 5k will take place December 2nd and 3rd with an expected two-day attendance of over 7,000. Sponsorship levels include options for digital logo placement, event area sponsorship, employee engagement, and much much more.

Fall 2017 5k Sponsorship  

Be a FundRunner

FundRunners support Girls on the Run of NOVA by sharing our mission with friends, family members, and colleagues, and by raising money to ensure all local girls can participate in our program. 

FundRunners commit to raising $200 - enough to fund a full season scholarship for a girl in need - as well as your own 5k entry fee.

Girls on the Run of NOVA will support you throughout the season, helping your reach your fundraising goal. At the end of the season, you'll participate in our 5k alongside our strong girls.

FundRunners receive a Girls on the Run of NOVA t-shirt, 5k finisher medal, weekly training emails, access to online fundraising tools, templates, and more.

Questions about FundRunners? Please contact Emily - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 703.273.3153

Sign Up as a FundRunner Today!

Packet Pick Up

Currently enrolled GOTR and H&S program participants will have their bibs mailed directly to their schools.
You do not need to attend a Packet Pick-Up event unless you have to pick up a buddy runner's bib.

Packet Pick Up Locations & Times for the Spring 2018 season will be posted later in the season.


Color Corrals + Waves

In order to provide the safest and most enjoyable event experience and to allow for plenty of space on the race courses, the 5k start at both events will be divided into waves of participants based on color corral assignments. 

The color corrals are intended to be meeting points for teams prior to the start of the 5k, but they are also great meeting spots for families to reunite after the 5k has ended! 


Spring 2018 5k Color Corral Assignments will be posted later in the season.


5k Results

Spring 2017 5k Results Are Posted Here:

Woodbridge     Ballston

Want to compare your times from previous seasons? Access them below!

Fall 2016 5k Results:

Spring 2016 results:
Woodbridge Results
Ballston Results 

Fall 2015 results:

Spring 2015 results:

Fall 2014 results:

5K Stories

  • Brian & Eva

  • Natalie & Andrea

  • David & Ella

  • Ines & Isabelle

5K Sponsors