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GES Girls on the Run Grizzly Jingle 5k Run and Walk

When: December 2, 2023
Where: Goodview, VA

When: December 2nd, 2023

Packet Pickup Time:

  • Kid's Run – 7:30 – 7:50
  • 5k – 7:30 – 8:15

Race Start Time for Grizzly Jingle Lap (Kid's Run): 8:00

Race Start Time for 5k: 8:30

Where: GES School Property (This will be an off road course.  It will include pavement, grass, and possibly loose gravel)

Price: $30 per participant for the 5k (All Ages)

            $25 per participant for the Kids Grizzly Jingle Lap – Ages 1 – 5 (¼ mile – Must be able to walk on their own), Ages 6 – 9 (½ mile), Ages 13 and Under (1 Mile)

Our Girls on the Run Team is hosting a 5k at our school, Goodview Elementary School. Each fall and spring we try to build a team of 15 girls to participate in our school program.  The cost per girl is on average around $200 and most have to buy shoes.  Many girls can't register due to the cost.  If you are not familiar with Girls on the Run, the program helps girls build confidence in themselves, encourage others, set goals, love themselves, and learn how to appropriately handle tough situations that girls have to face.  We then practice running so that we can participate in the Girls on the Run 5k at Sweet Briar College at the end of the season.  All of our coaches are volunteer teachers that commit their time after school to working and running with these girls.  We form a tight bond with one another throughout the season and want to help them remain on the team each season if possible.  We started as a team of 7 and grew to a team of 15 in just 2 seasons and we are so proud of ourselves and the girls for their commitment to our team.  

Our GES Grizzly Jingle 5k will be a fun, competitive race for the whole family.  Dress up in your best Christmas attire and join us for a great cause!  The race will of off road, around the school building and parking lots that consists of pavement, grass and some gravel.  There is 1 large hill and a few uphill slopes.  We will loop the track 3 times to complete 3.1 miles.  There will also be a kids mile, 1/2 mile, and 1/3 mile.  Trophies will be given for the following categories – Kids ¼ Mile, Kids ½ Mile, Kids 1 Mile, 5-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over for both male and female, Overall Male and Female, and Most “Jingled” Out (Most Spirited – All Ages)

All participants that register will receive a custom race day shirt, free photo with Santa, a jingle bell necklace, and a few sweet treats.  All participants that complete the race will earn a race day medal.

Santa will be making a guest appearance to get his list ready for Christmas delivery and taking photos with your family, friends, and other racers.  5k participants will get 1 free photo with Santa of their choice.  Photos will Santa will cost $5.  

We will also have vendors setup for you to do some Christmas shopping while racers are racing and after the race is finished.  

Dogs are allowed to participate but must be people and dog friendly and kept on a leash at all times. Dogs will not be allowed in the building. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog.  You must sign a liability waiver at the registration table if your dog attends.

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