November 21, 2020

A message from the Gingersnap 5K Race Committee:

For 10 years, the Gingersnap 5K has provided thousands of dollars to Girls on the Run Union County to ensure the program remains available for every girl, regardless of their economic status. The health and safety of everyone we engage with has always been our top priority. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic our concern for the welfare of the participants of Girls on the Run and the larger running community has been heightened and is impacting every decision we make moving forward.

As we look ahead to the Gingersnap 5K, we will follow the guidance and recommendations from our local, state and national government regarding the safety of our in-person race.

 At this time, the 2020 Gingersnap 5K is proceeding as planned with the in-person 5K and is excited to announce the addition of the Virtual 5K registration option. Run (or walk) the Gingersnap 5K Presented by Connolly Orthodontics wherever you want and upload your results! The Gingersnap 5K race committee is exploring alternatives, modifications, and new approaches, all of which would need to follow government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our participants for our in-person event.

We will continue to provide updates in as timely a manner as possible. We hope this gives some sense of control during this unsettling period. We appreciate your continued support and thank you for your patience. If you would like to connect directly regarding any questions or concerns, please email us at

The 2020 GingerSnap 5K is presented by Connolly Orthodontics


Interested in sponsoring the GingerSnap 5K?  Click here to learn more about how you can help.

All proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of Union County 


From packet pickup info to the course map, everything you need to know before race day and on race day is located here.


We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


Waxhaw, NC premiere 5K event.

Happy Memories from our PARTICIPANTS

Cant wait to run this! Signed up to be a run buddy too! This will be a great run in my hometown!!

A Wright

I just registered for the 5k!! First 5K for me so I hope to do well and have fun!

C Hofford

We had a GREAT time at the GingerSnap 5K! 

L Koontz

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