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Time: 9:00am SHARP
Venue: Druid Hill Park
Location: Baltimore, MD

Event Itinerary

Our Spring 5K will be on Saturday, April 22nd at 9 a.m. at Druid Hill Park. 

  • 7:30:   The Maryland Zoo parking lot opens
  • 8:00:  Race Village opens in Druid Hill Park/Mansion Hill
  • 8:00-8:45:  Race Day Registration Open and Running Buddy Shirt Pick Up
  • 8:30:   Warm Up with your Team and Announcements
  • 8:45: Runners move to wave start areas
  • 8:55: National Anthem
  • 9:00: Wave 1 starts (see below for wave start information)
  • 9:05: Wave 2 starts
  • 9:10: Wave 3 starts

Register to Run

Running Buddy Registration Fee: $20 before 4/15; $25 after 4/15

General Participant Fee: $25

Coaches and current GOTR and Heart and Sole participants do NOT need to register.

Join us for our annual GOTRGC Spring 5K where the finish line is just the beginning! The course will start and finish in Druid Hill Park with a course closed to traffic. All girls must run with a registered running buddy or coach, and families are friends are also encouraged to register as general participants to take part in this fun, joy-filled special day.

Come early to arrive in plenty of time to meet up with your team, stop by the Happy Hair station, and enjoy the energy and excitement of a GOTR 5K.

This day would not be possible without our volunteers!

 Register to Volunteer

We have many volunteer jobs for those not running! Pre and race-day jobs are available. Please click the above link. GOTR 5K volunteers receive a t-shirt.

Packet Pick-Up

Running Buddies and general participants are encouraged to pick up their race shirts and bib numbers so as to avoid lines on race day. Packet pick-up times and locations are as follows:

  • Charm City Run Lutherville-Timonium: Wednesday, April 19, 5-7 p.m. (2045 York Rd #2, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093)
  • Charm City Run McHenry Row: Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230)
  • Girls on the Run Office: Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (129 Lubrano Drive, Lower Level, Annapolis, mD 21401)
  • Charm City Run Annapolis: Friday, April 21, 3:30-6:30 p.m. (Annapolis Towne Centre, 1910 Towne Centre Blvd # 120, Annapolis, MD 21401)

Course Information


Due to construction in the park, we have a new course this spring. Druid Hill Park provides a beautiful backdrop for a scenic course, but pace yourself for the hills!


GOTR Color Zones/School Meeting Locations

Each school is assigned to a specific color zone which are designated by large colored feather flags. The coaches will inform the girls as to their color zone several weeks before the race. Girls and their running buddies will meet at the color zones in the race village prior to race start. 


 Race Village Map

 Wave Start

This season, we will be implementing a wave start at our 5K to allow for a safer and more enjoyable 5K experience for everyone. Waves will be divided up by Color Zones:

  • Wave 1: Purple and Pink color zones
  • Wave 2: Light Blue and Yellow color zones
  • Wave 3: Green and Teal color zones

 Wave starts as follows:

  • 9:00 – Wave 1 starts
  • 9:05 – Wave 2 starts
  • 9:10 – Wave 3 starts

For more information about the Wave Start with color zones and map:

Wave Start Info


Restroom facilities, water, and first aid 

For your convenience, portable toilets will be located in the start/finish area. There will be one water stop on the course, about halfway through, and there will also be water at the finish line. There will be medical assistance/first aid tent available in the start/finish area as well.

Weather/Emergency Policy

The GOTRGC 5K is on, rain or shine!!!



There is plenty of free parking in the zoo's main parking area. Volunteers will be stationed throughout the park to direct you to the parking lot. Please DO NOT park on the street as that creates huge delays for everyone both arriving and departing the park, as well as present a safety hazard for emergency vehicles. Please use the following address for the parking lot:

Beechwood Drive and Safari Place, Baltimore, MD