ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K

The ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K is celebrated twice each year as the culminating event in our 12-week GOTR curriculum. The Fall 2014 5K is scheduled for December 6th, 2014 and is open only to GOTR current and past participants and families. Current GOTR-HC particpants and current coaches do not need to register!  Running buddies and past particpants do need to register.  Registration deadline to insure a t-shirt is November 18, 2014!

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When: December 6, 2014, 9:30am Where: Valle Crucis Park

Bib pick up/on-site registration: 8:00 - 9:00am

Registration and fees: Everyone except current participants and coaches need to register! To register online please click here! To register offline, please email Registration fees are $15.00 if received by November 18, 2014,- t-shirt guaranteed. From 11/19/14 until race day, registration is $20, t-shirts available on a first come basis. Day of registration starts at 8:00am and we can accept cash or checks.

If you need to pay 5K registration fees offline, please speak to your child’s coach or call Mary Sheryl Horine at 828-262-7557.


The Course.  The safety of our participants and families at the ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run of the High Country 5k is our top priority.  As always, we will have plenty of volunteers to make sure this is truly a celebration for our girls.  The Valle Crucis course is entirely on a paved trail around one of the most beautiful parks in the state. There are mulitiple viewing places to see your girl as each participant will be making four loops around the park.

Dogs and Strollers.  For the safety of all runners, we can’t allow either dogs or strollers in this 5k.  The running path is narrow and there will be a LOT of participants!

Getting to the Race and Parking.  Arrive early to allow time to get from your car to the race start.  We will have parking at both the Valle Crucis Elementary School and at the grass lot beside the park.  Spaces in the park itself will be reserved for handicap parking.  Please do not park in the Mast General Store parking lot.  Access to the park from the school is via the wooden bridge behind the school.  The 5k starts at 9:30 a.m. so give yourself plenty of time to get settled in. We will have fun warm-up activities for the entire family!

Cancellation Policy: All attempts will be made to hold the event whether rain, shine or snow!  It may be necessary to cancel if road conditions are unsafe or if lightening or ice is predicted. We will update the Girls on the Run of the High Country website as well as our Facebook page in the case of severe weather.  A final decision will be made by 7:30am as to the status of the 5k. 

Refunds:  Your race registration fee is a donation to the Girls on the Run Scholarship fund. No refunds will be given even in the event of race cancellation.

Race Day Schedule of Events:

8:00 am: Packet Pick-up and Race day registration opens

8:00am: Suggested arrival time for GOTR-HC participants (coaches will pick-up all necessary items for girls)

8:00 am: Race Village opens with happy hair, creative and photo stations

8:15am: Pre-race warm-ups begin

9:00am: 5k runners will be called by team to line-up

9:15am: Announcements from GOTR-HC Director and National Anthem

9:25am: Parade of teams

9:30am: Start of 5k!!!

9:45am: Earth Fare, Panera and Menchie’s tables open in the Race Village

11:00am: Race Village closes