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Girls on the Run 5k

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April 28, 2018 (Saturday)
5 K, 1 Mile
Wesley Bolin Plaza
Phoenix, Arizona
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Inspire, be inspired. Men, women and children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled, unique and inspirational 5k! The event features super soft event shirts in your choice of ladies v-neck or unisex/menís crew neck styles, colorful 5k event medals with detachable key chains and scenic and flat 1-mile and 5k courses. There will also be music, snacks, free photos, a happy hair station, massages and other fun activities. Whether this is your first race or your 100th, you will have a blast at this well-organized, motivational event!
By participating in the Girls on the Run 5k you will help empower girls! 100% of the race proceeds go directly to Girls on the Run serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Your support will help change the lives of local girls Ė empowering them with the tools and confidence they need to grow up to be strong, healthy, confident women who positively impact our community.


Event Start Location
Wesley Bolin Plaza
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Course Description
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Men, women and children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled, unique and inspirational 5k! The event features super soft event shirts in your choice of ladies v-neck or unisex/mens crew neck styles, colorful 5k event medals with a detachable keychains and scenic and flat 1-mile and 5k courses. There will also be music, snacks, free photos, a happy hair station, massages and other fun activities. Whether this is your first race or your 100th, you will have a blast at this event!

Awards
Awards will be given for the Public 5k event only. Overall awards will be store gift cards from Runnerís Den. A big thanks to them as award sponsors. Additional awards will be distributed to the top three in each age group.

Packet Pickup / Expo
7:00 AM Packet pick-up on race day. Optional early packet pick-up: All pre-registered participants (including Running Buddies) can pick up their race packets in advance on Friday, April 27th at Runner's Den in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Post Race Activities
There will also be music, snacks, free photos, a happy hair station, massages and other fun activities. Whether this is your first race or your 100th, you will have a blast at this well-organized, motivational event!

Weather
This is a rain or shine event.

Directions
https://www.gotrmc.org/Portals/AZ-8-101/adam/Content/DYStq6stME6rNIu9D8_teQ/CourseInfo/Spring%202018%20GOTR%205k%20course%20map-1-2-3.pdf

Parking
There are numerous parking options surrounding the event and course. That being said, we recommend that you plan to allow yourself plenty of time to park and get to the event staging area. You may also want to check for any road closures on your route in advance. There are several large State of Arizona parking garages and lots around the race course that are open for visitor parking. There are also public and private lots around the race that are open to race parking as well as street parking.
https://www.gotrmc.org/Portals/AZ-8-101/adam/Content/qZihnJ0CU0aAuWuAqkXYAg/Answer/GOTR%205k%20Parking%20Fall%202017.pdf
 
 

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Retailers (near this event)
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 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Runners Den  Phoenix AZ 5.2 Miles store info
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