Girls on the Run 5K - Charlottesville

April 30, 2017-St. Anne's-Belfield Learning Village, 799 Faulconer Road

Registration Details
April 30, 2017

St. Anne's-Belfield Learning Village
799 Faulconer Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
EVENT ITINERARY
12:30 PM | On-site Registration Begins
2:00 PM | 5K Start Time
Course Information
Course Map

The 5K course will begin in the St. Anne's football stadium, in a cross country style start. The runners will exit the stadium, and loop around it 3 times.  At each mile, runners will be given a set of beads to mark their mileage.  The runners will then finish in the center of the football field. This is a hilly and challenging, though scenic, course around the school grounds. St. Anne's-Belfield Course Map.

Packet Pick-Up

Run Packets for Participants (and registered family members) of this season's Girls on the Run teams will be available on race day.  Packets will be picked up by coaches for distribution, unless otherwise designated. Otherwise, packets may be picked up the day of the event at the Runner Registration table beginning at 12:30 p.m.  You will be given your pickup option when you register. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I BRING MY DOG OR PET?

For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day!

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I CAN'T PARTICIPATE?

Due to the planning and cost of the event, refunds will not be issued. If you find that you cannot attend this event, we can defer your registration to another event in the future with a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to this event.

ARE BABY/JOGGING STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?

For safety, only assisted-athlete strollers are allowed on the course. Please contact us with any special needs.

ARE THERE AID STATIONS AVAILABLE?

Water will be available at the start. One Aid station will be available on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line. Course Monitors will have first aid-kits every 1/4 Mile.

HOW LONG WILL THE 5K RUN TAKE?

Finishing times vary of course, but our fastest runners will complete the run in about 25 minutes. Most runners will fall between 30-45 minutes We will be sweeping the course at one hour from the starting time to ensure all runners have returned to the starting area.

Weather/Emergency Policy

The Girls on the Run Celebration 5K will happen rain or shine!  Participants should dress in layers appropriate to the weather conditions.  While every effort will be made to work through difficult weather conditions, if it can be done safely, it will go on.  In cases of extreme weather, the event may be cancelled and will not be rescheduled and refunds will not be issued.

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Parking will be available on the school grounds, within walking distance to the start / finish area.  Handicapped parking will be available, with appropriate tags, or by prior arrangement.  Most of the parking is inside the actual race course therefore cars will not be permitted to leave prior to the finish of the event.  If you must leave early, please plan accordingly and park outside of the school parking areas.

Volunteer Registration

This event would not be possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 100 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5K yet! Whatever your special skills and talents, we have a role for everyone.

VOLUNTEER TODAY
OPPORTUNITIES
Race Packet Stuffing

(Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:30 AM)-Help fill race bags for all participants, coaches and registered runners at our Lynchburg office.

Pre-Race Day Loading and Set Up

(Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th)-Help load supplies from our office to the truck for transport to Sweet Briar College and assist our crew at Sweet Briar College in setting up the race course, putting up signage and getting supplies in place for the next day. This involves heavy lifting.

Race Day Set-Up

Arrive early to assist with setting up all pre-race activities, and make final course preparations for our runners.

Parking

(ages 16 and above)-The parking volunteers will work as a team to facilitate the flow of cars into parking areas. This is a critical area where we need assertive volunteers!

Volunteer Check-In

(ages 16 and up)- Assist our Volunteer Coordinator in checking in volunteers, handing out volunteer shirts and disbursing volunteers to their respective duties.

Registered Runner Check-In

(age 16 and up)-Check in registered runners (does not include GOTR participants), assist with the registration process and hand out race packets.

Merchandise Sales

(age 16 and up)-Help set up and oversee the sale of Girls on the Run Merchandise before, during and after the event.

Happy Hair Stylists

(age 12 and up)-Help participants apply temporary tattoos and create lively and colorful heads of hair with hair paint and accessories. Gloves and capes will be provided.

Photo Station Attendants

Assist participants and teams in taking photos on individual cameras at our photo station.

Finish Line Security

(Ages 18 and above)-Assist at the finish line with runners coming in. Requires the ability to be firm yet friendly so that this area can remain uncluttered for the participants’ safety.

Course Monitors

These great people will line the course and cheer on girls, providing assistance if needed. You may be asked to walk to your designated spot on the course, but transportation can be arranged as needed.

Running Buddies

Run the course with one or more of our participants to encourage and motivate them to complete the course. Requires the ability to run/walk 3.1 miles.

Water Station Attendants

(ages 8 and up, with adult supervision)-Hand out water to thirsty athletes and cheer them on. Assist with setup and breakdown of the water station as well.

Refreshment Table

(ages 14 and up)-Assist in handing out snacks to participants, coaches, and registered runners in the finish area. This position also involves monitoring the entrance and exit to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

Floater

(ages 18 and up)-This requires a flexible person willing to fill in where we need you the most. You may be placed in more than one position throughout the morning.

Course Breakdown

After the last runner crosses the finish line, these folks help clean up the party! This may require heavy lifting. We will be loading the truck on campus, then returning to our mid-town office to unload and you may assist in all or part of this process. You may sign up for any of the other positions in addition to this.

5K Photos

Girls on the Run Central Virginia
1713 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501

(434) 528-3767/FAX: (434) 847-1210

info@girlsontheruncenva.net