MedExpress Girls on the Run of North Central WV 5K

May 21, 2017, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Registration Details
May 20, 2018

Morgantown, WV
12:00 PM | Festivities begin, including registration & packet pick-up
2:00 PM | 5K Start Time
3:00 PM | Post-5K Celebration
Course Information
Course Map

2017 Course: This scenic and mildly hilly 5K course (3.1 miles) is on the West Virginia University (WVU) Evansdale Campus. The start and finish line areas will be near the sports fields next to the Student Recreation Center (SRC).

The 5K course map can be found here. 

START: The 5K (3.1 mile) start is between the SRC and the fields.

LAP 1: Participants will head down the Rec Center Drive hill. After they cross the intersection of Rec Center Drive and Morrill Way, they will be encouraged to stay in the right lane. Participants will continue running or walking on that road, as it turns into Fine Arts Drive. The runners will turn left onto Evansdale Drive, while staying on the right side of the road.

Water station #1 is at the top of the hill on Evansdale Drive, right across the street from the College of Engineering. This will mark the first half-mile of the 3.1 mile course.

Participants will continue running or walking on Evansdale Drive, in the right lane, and continue down a long, gradual hill. Then, they will turn left at the gates in front of the University Towers, and continue towards the PRT station, and under the PRT tracks. They will then make an immediate right onto the gravel path around the fields.

Runners will continue along the gravel path. After the tennis courts, runners will run up a ramp towards the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CPASS). Water station #2 is at the end of this sidewalk straightaway, at the half-way mark (1.5 miles).

LAP 2: Runners will repeat the course listed above, however, instead of running up the ramp towards CPASS, runners will stay on the gravel path, and turn left at the end of the path, onto the final straightaway on the course, onto the turf. Here, they will see a huge finish line arch.

FINISH: The finish line is in the middle of the turf.

There will be water at the finish line. Post-run food will be in “Grab and Go” bags, which will be located on the grass field, next to the Inspiration Village. Post-run “Grab and Go” bags are only available for participants of the 5K event.

Packet Pick-Up

Spring 2018 packet pick-up information will be posted in Winter 2018.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there aid stations available?

Water will be available at the start. Two Aid stations will be available on the course. Each participant should plan to take no more than two servings of water at each Aid Station. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles along on the course. Additional water and snacks will be available at the finish line.

Is this a competitive event?

Our 5K is a celebratory, non-competitive event. There are no age-group or overall category awards. Each community finisher will receive a customized ribbon, and our GOTR and H&S girls will receive customized medals. Chip timing is provided.

Where should I park?

Official event parking is available at the WVU Student Recreation Center, as well as nearby lots.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

For safety, all furry friends are not allowed on the course or at the event, so please leave all pets at home on 5K day! All pets will be asked to return to the pet owner's vehicle if spotted at the event.

Click here to view details for packet pick-up, parking, registration, team line-up, and course map.

Volunteer Registration

Without the help of volunteers, we could not make our annual 5K event a success. Thank-you for your interest in volunteering with us this year! Please fill out ouf volunteer registration form here.

Sparkle Runner

Formerly called Pacer Pal, this volunteer will be assigned to a team and help coaches support girls along the course. This volunteer option is for those who would like to work directly with the girls, motivating and cheering them on to help them reach their goals. Bonus - you get to wear a pink cape! Please note: The "Sparkle Runner" volunteer role is reserved for community members who do not have a girl in the program. Please do not sign up to be a Sparkle Runner if you have a girl in the program.

Water Stop(s)

These volunteers distribute cups of water to participants on the 5K course.

HealthWorks Water Stop

These volunteers are employees of HealthWorks, and will be distributing water to participants on the 5K course.

Registration & Packet Pick-Up (Day of 5K)

Register 5K participants and distribute 5K bibs and shirts.

5K Set-up

Join our dynamic mid-morning crew at the West Virginia University Student Recreation Center to help set up the 5K venue and Inspiration Village.


Volunteers will help with 5K registration, assisting pre-registered and event-day participants. Approximate arrival time 11:00 a.m. Time commitment is 3 hours. This volunteer opportunity is best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.

Inspiration Village

Assist our GOTR girls in the Inspiration Village at the various stations including: Happy Hair, Bling Your Bib, Gratitude, Photo Booth, Star Power Stories, and with Cheer Signs.

Course Monitor

These volunteers direct participants to stay on course, and make sure that vehicles do not enter or exit parking lots on the 5K course, during the 5K event. These volunteers will be given traffic monitor vests before going to the assigned 5K course post.

Clean-up Crew

Help breakdown booths, clean up grounds, and return the venue to pre-event condition. Many hands make for light work! Thank-you for your help in returning the WVU Student Recreation Center to its pre-5K event condition.

Pre-5K Help

This option is for volunteers who are available to help prepare and plan for the 5k event on May 21, 2017. This option also includes packet pick-up at HealthWorks on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

HealthWorks Athletic Trainers

These volunteers are employees of HealthWorks and will be providing athletic training services.

Merchandise Sales

Process transactions, and help customers find the latest GOTR gear at the GOTR Merchandise Tent.

5K Event Committee

These volunteers will assist with 5K event day preparation and will serve as the leaders for the various 5K event stations listed above.

Previous 5Ks

North Central West Virginia
919 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

(304) 685-4140