Project Description

Virtual Registration Open Now!


For more information or questions regarding a sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Hoesing at 605.681.8367 or

COVID-19 Precautions: Due to COVID-19, our 5K will have a few changes! We will be running two different races — both will have music, warm-ups, medals and post-race snacks. Each team will be assigned a time they will run their 5K race. We will be practicing social distancing and proper hygiene to ensure all our participants stay safe, healthy and have a wonderful race day experience! Our in-person event is limited to our GOTR participants, coaches/volunteers and families.

An integral part of the Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole and Let Me Run curriculum, the 5K celebrates and reinforces important lessons while showing girls and boys the support of the entire community. The 5K is the capstone achievement for those participating in our programs and gives them a tangible sense of healthy goal setting and success. The girls and boys train all season to complete a 5K (3.1-mile) race. The 5K is a celebration and an opportunity for each child to literally cross the finish line!

The EmBe 5K will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.

Are you a community runner supporting a GOTR girl or connected to a GOTR team? The GOTR team with the most virtual runners signed up by October 29th will receive a pizza party for their last day of GOTR practice!

Below are the following sign-up categories:

  • Support Runners: Family and friends who want to run with their GOTR girl and encourage and motivate them to cross the finish line.
  • Virtual Community Runners: Runners from our communities interested in virtually participating in our race to support GOTR and EmBe.

When you register, you’ll be supporting the EmBe fund to make programming available to all who want to participate. Plus, you’ll receive our first-of-its-kind empowering 5K t-shirt. Use your power to empower and join us. We’re investing in girls so they are prepared to address challenges today and into their bright futures.

Registration fees:

  • Support Runners is $20.
  • Virtual Community Runners is $25 which includes shipping cost for t-shirt.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Sammons Financial
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Woods Fuller Law Firm

Sponsorship of the EmBe 5K includes branding and direct visibility reaching thousands of South Dakotans who believe in healthier communities and a stronger sense of wellness for their families. For more information or questions regarding a sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Hoesing at 605.681.8367 or email

Volunteers register here

Volunteers make our 5K an incredible event. Our volunteers run the Happy Hair station, sell t-shirts, walk the route to ensure everyone is supported and no one is left behind, hand out medals at the finish line and EVERYTHING in between!

For more information or questions about volunteering, please contact Jennifer Hoesing at 605.681.8367 or