Save the Date!

The 4th Annual GOTR 5k presented by Baptist Sports Medicine will be held May, 5, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at Nashville’s Shelby Park. Mark your calendars and REGISTER HERE!


Shelby Park
1900 Davidson Street
Nashville, TN, 37206


Featuring a flat course that meanders through Shelby Park, this fundraising event serves as the season-ending achievement run for the GOTR girls and as a Nashville Striders Grand Prix series race. All community members – men, women, boys and girls – are welcome to participate. This event is a great experience for walkers, beginning runners, and families, in addition to those veteran runners looking to set a new PR. VIEW MAP

Event Highlights

Mayor Karl Dean will shoot the starting gun! Men and boys in tutus will cheer on participants. Basic Kneads will offer free five-minute sports massages. There will be clowns, tattoos, and balloons for the kids.  Goody will provide Happy Hair, which is a collection of colorful hairsprays for the kids (and adults) to use to decorate their hair and confidently express themselves during the big race!


$20 until April 15; $25 from April 16 through race day. Busy on May 5? You can still support the program by registering as a spirit runner! (You will be there is spirit!) Online registration is offered through the Nashville Sports Council. REGISTER HERE!

The Cause

Girls on the Run (GOTR) Nashville is a 12-week after school program that uses the power of running to provide 3rd-8th grade girls with the necessary tools to embrace their individual strengths and prevent at risk behavior. Trained volunteer coaches lead twice-weekly after-school sessions, guiding and mentoring girls through fun activities designed to change the way the girls see themselves. The health and wellness curriculum combines training for a 5k (3.1 mile) event with self-esteem enhancing lessons that cover topics such as healthy decisions, peer pressure, bullying, body image and the media, the value of cooperation, and community service. The non-competitive program emphasizes positive attitudes and perseverance and celebrates each girl as she strives to do her best. Our mission is to inspire, educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect, positive relationships and healthy, active living.


Race director David Thompson:

2011 GOTR 5k Wrap Up

What an amazing day it was for the 3rd Annual GOTR 5k! We can’t tell you enough how happy we were to see the sun shining down on us this year. We are so proud of our girls for all of their accomplishments at the race and this past season. Many thanks to our running buddies, volunteers and sponsors for helping us make 2011’s GOTR 5k a success!

And thank you for coming to participate in our race. You can find race results on the NASHVILLE STRIDERS WEBSITE.

Our Sponsors
National Sponsors of GOTR 5K

Baptist Sports Medicinestars