Running Buddy Reminders


Optional Packet Pick-up Days at Road Runner Sports Greenlake; (located at 7020 Woodlawn Avenue NE):

    • Wednesday December 3rd or Thursday December 4th  from 5:00-8:000pm.  Get your shirt and bib and a great discount on anything in the store!  Please note that program participants will get their packets from their coaches.


GOTR 5K Day Schedule

Saturday, Dec 6th

8:308:45am*  Running Buddies check-in at the registration booth.
8:30-9:00am Girls & Running Buddies get paired up (look for your school’s flag!)
9:05am Group warm up
9:05am  Girl-less Running Buddies go to Running Buddy tent to get reassigned
9:20am  Walk as a group to the start line
9:30am Race Start – Wave 1
9:35am Race Start – Wave 2
9:40am Race Start – Wave3
10:0010:30am Finish: Congratulations! Look for coaches handing out medals to the girls! Now, let’s celebrate at the Festival!
10:00-11:30am Refreshments back at the Festival; Celebrate and have fun!


*If you have not picked up your packet before race day, plan to arrive at 8:30 am to check in and pick up your packet.

*If you already have your packet, arrive by 8:45 am to find your girl before the warm-up begins at 9:05 am. There is no need to check in on race day if you have already picked up your packet.

    • Your packet includes your GOTR t-shirt to match your girl buddy—please wear it!
    • Look for your site flag, and check in with the Coaches and help your Girl Buddy get ready!
    • If you know you’ll be late, please contact the designated Coach.


Place: Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115).

Driving directions:

Parking: Parking can be found in 4 main lots. Please arrive early to ensure you get a spot and have enough time to walk to the meeting area. Enter on 65th and continue straight until you see the signs on the right for parking. If that lot is full, please continue around the bend to the left where there is another lot at the end of the street. Alternatively, enter the park on 74th Ave and continue straight until you see signs for parking on your right, just past the tennis center – however, you will have to walk about a half mile to the start. Street parking is also available. There will be signs and volunteers directing you to open parking spots. Please have patience when leaving the park at the end of the event, there will be cars and congestion. We recommend spending time at the finish area visiting our booths and vendors for as long as possible.


Finding Your Team: Each team will have a sign with the school name to make it easier for you to find them. Click here for a map of where each school is meeting.

Need Help Upon Arrival: Ask any of the volunteers wearing white GOTR beanies and they should be able to point you in the right direction!  All GOTRPS staff members will be wearing bright pink and green gloves and white GOTR beanies for easy identification!

General Running Buddy Questions: Refer to the Running Buddy Training Manual. Please find the manual here. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact Monica DeCluette via email at .