Interested in becoming a partner?
Time: 9:00am SHARP
Venue: Druid Hill Park
Location: Baltimore, MD
Running Buddy Registration Fee: $20 before 4/15; $25 after 4/15
General Participant Fee: $25
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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 starts as follows:
For more information about the Wave Start with color zones and map:
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.
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: