ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run 5K

RUN, WALK, SKIP, HOP... Just MOVE FORWARD!!! 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 2016 5K is scheduled for December 4, 2016 at 2:00PM in Wilkesboro at the Lowes River Edge Park. The 5k is open to the general public and of course current and past GOTR participants, coaches and families.  Current GOTR-HC particpants do not need to register as this is part of their program fees!  Registration deadline to insure a t-shirt is November 15, 2016!


link to register  

When: December 4, 2016, 2:00pm

Where: Lowes River Edge Park, Wilkesboro

Bib pick up/on-site registration: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Registration and fees: Everyone except current participants and coaches need to register! To register online please click here- coming soon! To register offline, please email Registration fees are $15.00 if received by Novermber 15,- t-shirt guaranteed. From 11/16/16 until race day, registration is $20, t-shirts available on a first come basis. Day of Registration starts at 12:30pm 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 Wilkesboro course is a loop on a paved trail and grass.  There will be no road crossings!

Dogs and Strollers.  Because of the narrowness of the Greenway Trail, we do not allow dogs or strollers as participants

Getting to the Race and Parking.  Arrive early to allow time to get from your car to the race start.  The 5k starts at 2:00pm 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 11:00am 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:

12:30pm: Packet Pick-up and Race day registration opens

12:30pm: Suggested arrival time for GOTR-HC participants (coaches will pick-up all necessary items for girls)

12:30pm: Race Village opens with happy hair, creative and photo stations

12:30pm: Pre-race warm-ups begin

1:30pm: 5k runners will be called by team to line-up

1:45pm: Announcements from GOTR-HC Director and National Anthem

1:55pm: Parade of teams

2:00pm: Start of 5k!!!

2:15pm: Hospitality vendor's tables open in the Race Village

4:00pm: Race Village closes