GO FAR 5K at Piedmont Parkway

The Triad GO FAR 5K & One-Mile Fun Run 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! 


May 2, 2020

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


Piedmont Centre Business Park
4050 Piedmont Parkway
High Point, NC

RACE ROUTE: interactive map or printable map

DETAILS ABOUT: Directions & Parking



Early Bird Registration Fee: $25, Dec 3 - March 28 
Online Registration Fee: $30, March 29 - April 28 
Late Registration Fee: $40, April 29 - May 2
(Late registration will be available online until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.)


Online Registration Fee: $15, Dec 3 - April 28 
Late Registration Fee: $20, April 29 - May 2
(Late registration will be available online until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.)


  • All runners must register in advance and wear assigned bib during the race. Parents of GO FAR club participants who want to join children on race day must register online. Any runner not wearing a bib will be asked to exit the race course.
  • A $2.50 processing fee is included in amounts listed above.
  • T-shirt sizes are guaranteed only for runners who register by March 28.
  • Late registration is available online from April 29 - May 2. For details, see Packet Pick-up below.


  • Scenic courses through Piedmont Parkway business park
  • Spirited cheer squads lining the course
  • High quality GO FAR cotton t-shirt
  • Unique GO FAR finishers medal for all runners
  • Plentiful course support
  • Free admission to the race day family festivities
  • Discounts off race day merchandise sales


The majority of our runners are children. The safety of our young runners is top priority.

  • Strollers are welcome but must line up at the back of the final wave to avoid congestion at the start line.
  • NO bikes, roller blades or skateboards
  • For safety purposes, only service animals are allowed at our events. A service animal is a working animal, not a pet. No pets permitted on the course or within the event area
  • All runners (including parents and running buddies) must register in advance and wear assigned bib during the race. Any runner not wearing a bib will be asked to exit the race course.


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 April 30, you may transfer your race registration to another runner. After April 30, registrations are non-transferrable. No exceptions.

Registration Deadlines

  • $5 Early Bird Discount available until March 28.
  • T-shirt sizes and other race kit items are guaranteed only to runners registered before March 28.
  • Space permitting, late registrations will be accepted at packet pick-up locations listed below.
  • Late registrations will be accepted until 8:30 am on race day. We cannot accept new registrations after that time.

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 April 28. After April 28, last-minute upgrade fee is $20 and must be processed in person at race day registration table. Upgrade fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. No exceptions.

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 April 17 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 April 17, 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, May 1, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Omega Sports, 209 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC 27262


Saturday, May 2, 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.