5K Volunteers


The Fall 2016 Girls on the Run of Tucson 5k is almost here and Girls on the Run of Tucson needs you!!  Check here for event information, volunteer opportunities, race day details and updates on what to expect on race day!




GOTR is in need of Sparkle Runners that are able to run, hop, skip, jump and basically guide and accompany a 3rd – 8th grade Girl on the Run through the 5K run course.  Girls come in all levels of running ability and her Sparkle Runner should keep pace (fast or slow) and encourage her through the finish line.  All Sparkle Runner volunteers must complete and pass a background check as part of the volunteer registration.  All background check fees are covered by Girls on the Run of Tucson.  There is no fee to register & you must be at least 18 years old.

Each approved Sparkle Runner will get a #2 bib on event morning, a color coordinated bandanna to match the GOTR tee (Gold), 5k finisher medal and free post run food.  Spaces are limited, to register now click  here and select the Sparkle Runner option.


As girls from across our area come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they will be depending on volunteers like you to help them shine!!  All volunteer 5k categories are now open from Setup, to Run Buddies, to handing out 5k medals at the finish line.  If you have never volunteered for a GOTR 5k, be prepared to have fun and be in awe of what over 350 3rd – 8th grade girls and their coaches have accomplished during their 10 weeks of training.

To see all volunteer categories click Fall 2016 Categories Description.  Select your catagory and register  on Raceplanner now!

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  • When:  Saturday April 8, 2017
  • Where:  Christopher Columbus Park – 4600 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Time:   6:00am – 7:00am check in
    (check in times vary depending on volunteer category selected)

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t know where to go?  Where to park? How to get your run bib? What to expect?  Click What to Expect at a 5k fall 2016 for frequently asked questions.

Where should I park?

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions and please see ParkWise for maps and locations or visit the Downtown Tucson Partnership for a great map of Downtown parking.

Where should I go when I arrive?

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions. To view the 5k route click here.