GOTR 5k Event

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Event Itinerary:

Registration will be available online until a few days before the event.  Day of registration will be available on-site at Harper Creek Stadium as well. Questions? Feel free to email:

WHO: Girls on the Run Program Participants, Coaches, Family & Community Members
WHAT: Girls on the Run of Calhoun County 2017 Spring 5K
WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2017
Participant Arrival Time: 4:30 – 5:45pm
5k Start Time: 6:30pm
WHERE: Harper Creek Stadium – 7290 B Drive N Battle Creek, MI 49014
WHY: The Girls on the Run 5k is the culminating event of the 12-week program. Whether running, walking, skipping or jumping across the finish line on 5k day, completing a 5k is a goal set by the girls at the beginning of the program. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Calhoun County so all girls who wish to participate in the program have the opportunity regardless of financial circumstances.

Tentative GOTR 5k Schedule

May 12, 2017 at Harper Creek Stadium

4:00 Community Runner Registration & Packet Pickup at Harper Creek Stadium

4:30 Girls and coaches will begin arriving and gathering at designated team signs on the field of Harper Creek Stadium. Friends, families and spectators are encouraged to visit the various activities.

6:00 Welcome and Introductions

6:05 National Anthem

6:10 Group Warm-Up

6:20 Girls/Runners Parade to the Start

6:30 5K Begins!

Weather/Emergency Policy

Preparing for the 5k

Here are some tips we’d ask you to relay to your participant before arriving at the 5k.

  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more
  • Drink plenty of water the day prior to and the day of the 5k
  • Run/walk at a comfortable pace

Safety First

The safety of our girls and all participants at the Girls on the Run 5k always is our first priority. We have a thorough safety plan in place for the event. An Event Guide will be given to all participants before the 5K. Further, a map will be posted closer to the event, which will provide a good snapshot of where our designated safety marshals, first aid volunteers and water/aid stations will be positioned along the 3.1 miles. Girls on the Run volunteers will line the course and our volunteer coaches are all First Aid and CPR certified and will participate in the run/walk alongside the girls.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Please be aware that traffic will be rerouted due to our event course for the 5k to ensure the safety of our participants. Some entrances and exits on the Harper Creek Campus will change before and during the 5K. 

Parking is available in all Harper Creek Campus parking lots surrounding the High School and the Stadium. Handicapped parking is located in parking lot closest to the Stadium. Parking attendants will be on-site to assist you.

Directions to Harper Creek Stadium:

  • Directions from I-94: At Exit 100, turn South onto Beadle Lake Rd. Travel straight through the Beckley/Beadle Lake Rd light and turn Right into Harper Creek High School.
  • Directions from M-66: Turn East onto Beckley Rd. Travel ~2.5 miles and turn Right onto Beadle Lake Rd. Turn Right into Harper Creek High School

Consider Volunteering!

Sign-up to volunteer at the 5k event. We need a lot of volunteers for this exciting event! There are many opportunities available leading up to and on the day of the event. Individuals and groups are invited to be a part of our volunteer team!