GO FAR 5k at Showplace

The GO FAR 5K & Fun Run presented by Triad McDonald's is like no other! Kids from more than 50 schools and clubs across the Triad train for 8-10 weeks in preparation for this culminating event. They learn about positive character traits and healthy living, making changes that will last a lifetime. Then they gather at the GO FAR family event, created exclusively for children and their families, to encourage each other and celebrate their achievements! 


November 4, 2017

Fun Run Start 8:15am
5K Race Start 9:00am


Showplace Courtyard 
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC

**NEW** RACE ROUTE: interactive map or printable map

DETAILS ABOUT: Directions & Parking



Early Bird Registration Fee: $25, Aug 14 - Oct 7 
Online Registration Fee: $30, Oct 8 - 31 
Last-Minute Registration Fee: $40, Nov 3 and 4


Online Registration Fee: $15, Aug 14 - Oct 31 
Last-Minute Registration Fee: $20, Nov 3 and 4

A $2.50 processing fee is included in registration fees listed above.
T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only for runners who register before October 7.
Online registration ends on October 31.


  • Scenic courses through downtown High Point
  • Extra safe loop course for optimal viewing of your child during the race
  • Spirited cheer squads lining the course
  • High quality GO FAR cotton t-shirt
  • Unique GO FAR finishers medal for 5K runners
  • GO FAR finishers token for one-mile fun runners
  • Plentiful course support
  • Free admission to the race day family festivities
  • Discounts off race day merchandise sales

Strollers welcome, please no bikes, roller blades, skateboards or pets. Runners with strollers are asked to line up behind the last wave to help avoid congestion at startline.



Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Once we receive and accept your registration, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Before October 20, you may transfer your race registration to another runner. After October 20, registrations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. No exceptions.

Registration Deadlines

$5 Early Bird Discount available until October 7.
T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only to runners registered before October 7.
Online registration deadline is October 31. Late registrations will be accepted in person at packet pick-up locations listed below.

Payment Method

Credit card payment is required for all online registrations. Some GO FAR schools accept payment by check with paper registration. Please check with your GO FAR coach for information.

Race Changes

Switching from the One-Mile Fun Run to the GO FAR 5K - Online Upgrade fee is $15 before October 20. After October 20, race upgrades are no longer available. Upgrade fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. No exceptions. To make last-minute race changes (after Oct 20), simply follow regular race registration and pay full fee; difference in last-minute registration fees are non-refundable.

Switching from the GO FAR 5K to One-Mile Fun Run - If you would like to switch from the 5K to One-Mile Fun Run, you do not need to make any changes. The difference in registration fees are non-refundable. Simply show up to the Fun Run start line on race morning.


GO FAR Runners

Note to all kids who are training with a GO FAR club at school, YMCA, or similar program AND their families, friends, and school staff: If you register before October 20 and you indicate your school when you register, your coach will pick up your race kit (including t-shirt and race bib) for your convenience. Coaches typically give out race kits at a GO FAR club meeting one week before the race. If you register AFTER October 20, follow Community Runner instructions below to pick up your race kit.

Community Runners

Race Kits will be available for pick-up (and if space is available, late registrations will be accepted) at either of the following locations:

Friday, November 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Omega Sports, 209 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262


Saturday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:30 am
Race Day Registration Table
Pre-paid packets must be picked up BEFORE 8:00 am on race day. Packets not claimed by then will be given to last-minute registrations.

T-shirts and swag are not guaranteed for late registrations or late pick-up.


After the GO FAR Triad Family Event, runner times will be posted online: RESULTS FROM PAST RACES.
Please visit the GO FAR Facebook page and post your pictures and stories!


GO FAR puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff, and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event the size of the Triad GO FAR Race. Therefore we have adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of ice, heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, and extreme temperatures (hot or cold). If necessary, families and schools will be made aware of these conditions and possible dangers which could result. Announcements will be posted on the GO FAR website as well as through other means of communication such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Race Director and GO FAR Race Committee, in consultation with High Point law enforcement, Piedmont Triad Ambulance and Rescue, and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include altering the start time or, in extreme situations, cancellation of the event.

  • Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments.
  • If ice is visible on the race route and is unavoidable, the race personnel, medical team, fire, and police personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather.
  • If extremely high heat and humidity is predicted, extra water will be provided to runners prior to, during, and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to these conditions. If it is felt that it is unsafe for participants to start the race due to severe temperatures and humidity, the race may be cancelled.
  • The GO FAR Family Event does not get cancelled due to rain.

NOTE: No refunds are given if race is cancelled. All proceeds benefit GO FAR Registration Scholarships and Lace Up Scholarships throughout the state.