Girls on the Run Fall 5K

  • 03-Dec-2016
  • 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Audubon Park Newman Bandstand


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Event Details

What:  GOTR is a non profit that provides after school programming for 3rd thru 8th grade girls in the Greater New Orleans area. Running is used as a platform to deliver an empowerment curriculum to inspire the girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident.  At the end of the ten week program GOTR throws a celebration for the girls by running this 5k. 

This Fall Season there are 520 girls participating, so along with each girl's Running Buddy and other independent runners, we are expecting about 1200 runners!!

Where:   Audubon Park- meet at the Volunteers Table located near the Newman Bandstand.   Free Parking is available. Denny Bro will Stage Manage this event so look for her.  If you need to reach her - 504-607-2458.

When:   Saturday Dec 3rd - Please arrive by 7 AM.  Coffee & breakfast treats will be available near the Volunteer table!   From 7:45-7:55 there will be a “warmup”, while we'll be in the crowd encouraging them. If time allows we will meet at the Starting Line and cheer the runners as they begin. 

The Disco Amigos will have been split into 2 groups to be positioned on the race route to dance/cheer the runners.  We will know our locations several days in advance and I can forward that info to you.   GOTR invites the Disco Amigos to bring 2 portable sound systems - one for each group.  At the end of the race we will meet at the Finish Line to perform our line dances and party with the crowd.  Usually the Finish Line Party ends about 10 AM. 

Who:   All Performing/Non Performing Disco Amigos are invited.  Melissa McSherry & her hoopers have already agreed to join us!!


Guys: red button up shirt, black vest, black disco pants and accoutrements (sash, headwear, etc.)

Gals: Silver disco dress and accoutrements

Non Performing Members: Disco Amigo T-shirts and shorts, pants or skirt!!

Performances:  This is a fun event for all.  Please dance with the girls to whatever music is played.  At the Finish Line Party we will engage the crowd with some of our line dances – You Make Me Feel, Fire Ball, and Night Fever.

Additional Info:  Coffee & breakfast treats will be available starting at 7 AM near the Volunteer Table.  Sometime toward the end of the event make sure you Return to the Volunteer Table to Get Your GOTR Event Long Sleeve T-Shirt!!   

VERY IMPORTANT!!  For liability reasons we need everyone to go to this link and sign up as a volunteer.  Please be sure to go to the drop down menu and volunteer as "Cheer Stations".  Be sure to include your T-Shirt size! At the very end where it indicates “Dance Teams” please write in "Disco Amigos".   You can contact me or Michelle Laegel, GOTR Volunteer Chair, with any questions.

Stage Manager / Point of Contact (POC): Denny Bro will Stage Manage this event so look for her.  If you need to reach her - 504-607-2458.

Phone: 504-571-9313


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