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Thank you for joining us for our inaugural

Girls on the Run Fall 5k Run/Walk,
presented by the Canton Akron Soccer Club!

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Kent State University at Stark
(6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720)

View and download photos online here.

And view your results online here.

Mark your calendars for the
Stark County Spring GOTR 5k Run/Walk on
Saturday, May 20, 2017
at Walsh University.

Registration will open in December 2016! (Women only!)

Wayne County Spring GOTR 5k Run/Walk on

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Details to be announced!

Wayne County Spring GOTR 5k
Saturday, November 11th*


Stark County Fall GOTR 5k
Sunday, November 12th*

*Fall dates are Tenative. Check back in January 2017 for details.


SuperHEroes and SuperSHEroes are encouraged to join us!

Are you up for another amazing celebration of SuperSHEro Power? The Girls on the Run Fall 5k Run/Walk, presented by the Canton Akron Soccer Club, is the culminating celebration for 100 Stark County* girls who have completed our youth empowerment program, Girls on the Run (for 3rd through 5th grade girls) this fall.

In the 10 weeks leading up to the 5k, these girls train with a team of close friends to defeat the Girl Box, celebrate their SuperSHEro powers, and complete the GOTR Fall 5k Run/Walk.


Entry Fees

Please note long-sleeve t-shirts are only guaranteed through November 5, 2016. For those who register after November 5, a limited selection of 2016 Spring 5k and vintage GOTR shirts will be available.

Ages 14 & up

$30 pre-registration through November 1 at midnight

$35 November 2 through November 12 (on-site) at 9:45 am

Ages 13 & under

$25 pre-registration through November 1 at midnight

$30 November 2 through November 12 (on-site) at 9:45 am

Registration fees are nonrefundable.


2016 GOTR Fall 5k Run/Walk Details

Perks | Waves | Packet Pickup & Parking Map | On-Site Registration | Course Map

Free Run/Walk Programs | Additional Details

It's time to defeat the Girl Box!

SuperSHEroes constantly battle the Girl Box. Yeah, the GIRL BOX. Walk down the doll aisle in any store, and you'll see rows and rows of identical boxes. Lots and lots of perfect little boxes. Society pressures all women to fit into its version of these perfect little boxes: the Girl Box.

Inside, we're trying to be who we're told we're supposed to be (you know—skinny but not too skinny, pretty but not too pretty, stylish, smart, etc . . .), instead of being our truly awesome, amazing, powerful, unique selves. Isn't it time you broke out of your Girl Box?

Check your Girl Box at the registration desk, and join us for the Girls on the Run FALL 5k Run/Walk! It's a 5k Run/Walk like no other—capes, giggles, smiles, tutus, crowns, girl power stripes, colorful hairdos, cheers, encouragement, and girl & GUY power abound!

Men, women, boys, and girls are encouraged to celebrate the SuperSHEro and SuperHEro powers that really matter—the ones you can't see, like courage, quirkiness, confidence, strength, joy, creativity, and just plain awesomeness—as they complete the 5k at their own pace and with their own unique style.

Our 1st annual GOTR Fall 5k Run/Walk is open to female and male walkers and runners of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Strollers are permitted in the GOTR Fall 5k. Sorry, no dogs.

For the safety of our GOTR participants, only runners who have registered for the GOTR 5k and are wearing their bibs will be permitted on the course.

SuperSHEroes & SuperHEroes Get Great Perks!

  • Girl power stripes & Happy Hair Booth
  • Free photos will be available on our Facebook page and our Shutterfly Share site.
  • LONG SLEEVE GOTR 5k t-shirts (guaranteed if you register by November 5th. For those who register after November 5th, a limited selection of 2016 spring and fall 5k and vintage GOTR shirts will be available) & fun 5k power packs (goodie bags)
  • Dynamic B-tag bib assignment—just pin on your bib and GO
  • Unique awards for top 3 (male and female) overall and age group finishers
  • Make & Take tutus for only $2.50 per color. Reserve your colors online here before Kickin' Keagan runs out. (100% of the funds raised by Kickin' Keagan go to GOTR Stark as part of our SoleMates program.)

Packet Pickup

Kent State University at Stark's Recreation & Wellness Center
Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:30 am to 9:45 am

Please note that Girls on the Run participants will receive their packets, shirts, and bibs from their coaches—they will not be able to pick up their packets at the registration table.

You should first stop at the RSR trailer to receive your bib (it will be directly in front of the Kent State Stark Recreation and Wellness Center. You will then be directed inside the Recreation and Wellness Center to get your Power Pack (aka Goodie bag) and shirt. We will also have GOTR gear available for purchase at the GOTR store.

If you ordered a small, but need a youth size, we will have plenty available to exchange when you pick up your shirt & power pack on Saturday morning--just let our staff know.

If you are running with or meeting a GOTR team, please arrive as early as possible.

Parking and packet pickup map.

On-site Registration

Register online here.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 7:30 am to 9:45 am in front of the Kent State Stark Recreation and Wellness Center.


The course is a double loop course on the campus of Kent State University at Stark.

Download a course map here.

Additional Details

Timing: All participants will be timed using the ChronoTrack “B-Tag” on the bib. Gun time only.

Awards: The top three female and the top three male finishers will receive an award as well as the top three in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15–18, 19–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 and over.

T-shirts: T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants registered by November 5, 2016. We will have ordered extra t-shirts for late registrants, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of vintage GOTR shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Run/Walk Programs for Adults

Are you looking to run or walk your first 5k, too? If so you can download one of our training programs. Follow our programs and you'll be ready to go in just 10 weeks!

5k Running Training Plan

5k Walking Training Plan


2016 National Sponsors

Athleta Smart Wool Logo Fox SupportsCigna

GOTR Fall 5k


Questions about the 2016 GOTR Fall 5k Run/Walk?


Running Buddies

Each of our GOTR girls deserves to have all of the support she can get! Instead of just one Running Buddy, build her a team of running buddies (the Power Patrol).

Families are encouraged to build Power Patrols for their GOTR girls--moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, cousins, and FEMALES of all ages simply register for the Girls on the Run 5k and meet your daughter and her team for 5k-day warm-ups and cheers!

Then, gather your team at the start line to cheer on your GOTR girl and share the course with her. All members should agree to move forward at their own pace with a positive attitude--whether that means running, walking, or skipping! It's the perfect 5k Run/Walk for first-timers or experienced runners!

This is considered a noncompetitive run, and our GOTR girls understand that everyone in this 5k should be running, walking, or skipping at her own pace.

Negativity and pressure to compete should be avoided at all costs!


2016 Local Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Second Sole Ohio

Presenting Sponsor

Canton Akron Soccer Club


Kent State University at Stark

Road ID


Our National Sponsors

JusticeCignaThirty-One GiftsGamma Phi Beta Asics Smart Wool Fox Sports Supports