Bakersfield taco bout it 5k is to bring awareness to the reality that young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer. Walkers and runners of all abilities welcome! If you are an avid runner, or just love tacos, this is the race for you! After your run, you will enjoy complementary tacos courtesy of our sponsor Bakersfield Tacos.
5k Runs in Columbus
Education Restore is hosting their 1st ever 5K run/walk to help bring awareness to the great work that educators all across our country do! We are celebrating teachers at The Champion Experience 2-day event being held at the Ohio Expo Center. Whole Foods Ambassador Tabitha Brown will be joining us as our 5K grand marshal!
On Tuesday July 2, 2019 runners and walkers will take to the streets of Columbus, Ohio for the 3rd Annual Charity Day 5K! The run/walk will be the first event of two days of Red, White & BOOM! festivities starting at 6:30pm followed by an entertaining post-race party hosted by Red, White & Boom! The parade, street festival, and fireworks take place the following day on July 3rd.
The TBDBITL 5k sponsored by Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi is taking place on July 6th starting and ending on the bands practice field! This event is designed to strengthen cardio for tryouts, promote TBDBITL and to give back to a local high school marching band. Please join by running or walking with us!
The 20th annual Dash for Donation presented by Lifeline of Ohio. Join us as we travel through the streets of Downtown Columbus as we share about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation!
The John Barr 5k, presented by Bexley Automotive, is a run that is routed through Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion. The run begins at 8:00am, which gives you plenty of time to get to the parade.
Come be a part of the Columbus Westside's newest tradition! This event benefits Veterans on the Hilltop and provides an opportunity for exercise and community togetherness. Included in your registration fee are a high-quality finisher medal, a great race shirt, and a fun race expo with plenty of community involvement from participants and local businesses. Hosted by Columbus Westside Running Club with timing by Columbus Running Company.
This year we are holding the 4th annual lemonade stand but are excited to host the 2nd annual Lemon Trails 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the race will again be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Please support our girls and this great cause!
Welcome Hilliard Classic Half Marathon 10K 5K. LOTS OF CHANGES THIS YEAR including: a 6:00 pm race start along the Heritage "Rails to Trails" with a post race celebration immediately afterwards at the historic "Otie's" Bar and Grill. All participants receive a great looking race shirt,awards, chip timing, and a custom beer mug ideal for that complimentary post race cold one. Photo ID required.
Summer is just around the corner, and its time to register and start training for the 40th Annual Run Through the Hills 5K! The 5K run will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, starting and finishing at Selby Park in Colonial Hills.
Benefits Groveport XC&TF boosters.
Join Columbus Running Company and RunOHIO for a Sunday morning run through Scioto Audubon Metro Park and this sixth annual event in memory of Jeff McGowan. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship.
Please join us for Bull Run presented by Merrill Lynch! This year, proceeds from this event will benefit the Ocean Room and Sibling Clubhouse at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. This is a superhero themed walk/run that has something for the entire family!
The Cupcake 5k is a fun, family run that supports the work of Urban Connections on the Near East Side of Columbus. Held at Scioto Audubon Metro Park in the beautiful scenery, this fun includes part of the Scioto Greenway Trail, and views of downtown. This is not a timed run, though we will have a clock at the finish line. Most of the trail is paved, with a short distance on compacted gravel. Families and groups are welcome. Enjoy a beautiful setting, support a good cause, and walk away with a delicious cupcake! Participants will have the opportunity to earn an extra cupcake by doing part of the parks obstacle course on their run, too!
The Annual Wendys Frosty 5K Run/Walk is hosted by The Wendys Company. The event raises funds and awareness for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and a free Frosty is waiting for you at the finish line. Registration fees for the event support adoption efforts here in central Ohio.
Come out and help kick off the Worthington Hills Civic Association's July 4th Festivities by participating in the 41st Annual Firecracker Trot!
FLIPs 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 13th. Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZE GALORE).
CHA's annual Dog Jog will be bigger and better than ever! Join CHA Animal Shelter and our generous sponsors and supporters as we host another fun-filled morning of exercise with your ENTIRE family, including your dog! Choose between a 5K Run/Walk or a 1-Mile Run/Walk.
From the moment we entered into the Type 1 family, we knew it was our mission to help spread awareness, give hope to those dealing with the disease and to fight for a cure. We are very lucky for the support we have received from JDRF and want to do our part in giving back. We hope you can join us on July 7th for the inaugural Diabetes Dash 5K run/walk. The proceeds from the race will go to JDRF. Together we hope to someday, find a cure!
Join us for the Honor Flight 5K!
Wagons Ho Ho Ho is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to provide wagons filled with a Christmas Dinner for children and families in dire need of assistance during the holidays. Each year on the first Saturday in December, more than 700 volunteers come together for one day to build 1,500 wagons and pack Christmas dinners for families throughout Ohio.
The New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 7th Annual New Albany Independence Day 5k Run & Walk sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness on Thursday, July 4th!
COLUMBUS' ORIGINAL AND OLDEST HALF MARATHON Join us for the Columbus Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on August 11th, beginning at 7:00am. The venue this year will be Three Creeks Metro Park (SYCAMORE FIELDS ON SPANGLER ROAD). Recognized as the premier training distance for fall marathon runners the Columbus Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is for anyone interested in health, fitness and fun. All finishers (Half Marathon, 10K & 5K) will receive a custom medal for their accomplishment. Both runners and walkers are welcome to compete regardless of speed and experience.
A 3.1 or 1.5-mile run/walk and Kids Fun Run on the Ohio State campus to promote health, wellness and provide education on prescription drug abuse and prevention. This event was established in 2015 through a collaborative effort amongst the Pharmacy Alumni Society Governing Board and the College of Pharmacy Students. The event is put on with assistance from the Columbus Running Company, a locally owned running specialty retailer. Funds raised will be used to promote awareness and education regarding prescription drug misuse via the Pharmacy Alumni Society Governing Board and the College of Pharmacy Generation Rx Initiative.
Everyone is welcome to participate this community 5K run and walk through the streets of Canal Winchester. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit the boys and girls cross country teams at Canal Winchester High School. Post-race features cold drinks, fruit & other snacks, awards presentation and door prizes! Bring your old running shoes and drop them in our donation collection bin. Your old shoes will be given new life in underprivileged areas around the world. A number of vendors will be onsite as well.
On September 15, 2013, Coach and Teacher Bob Lennon was killed by a hit and run driver while cycling in Westerville. In an effort to commemorate the life of such a dedicated man, the Lennon Loop was born. We run to build a scholarship worthy of his lifes work and his love and commitment to students and athletes.
The Hilliard Davidson Distance Parents Clubs are hosting the Annual Hilliard 5K Run/Walk Nite Classic. The race benefits the Hilliard Davidson High School Boys and Girls Cross Country teams.
Kick off the Dublin Irish Festival with the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K + Kids Dash and stick around to enjoy music, entertainment and specials in the area at the annual Dub Crawl. This tradition has become the perfect way to combine fitness and fun in Historic Dublin and celebrate the start of the Dublin Irish Festival. All 5K participants will receive a complimentary one-day adult admission ticket with registration purchase. Whether youre a runner, walker or spectator wear your green and get set for a weekends worth of Irish attitude!
Over the past 15 years the annual awareness campaign has begun with a 5K run, walk, and childrens pavilion. Contrary to most other major walks/runs, the NAAWWI does not charge a registration fee to participate. Individuals and families participate entirely for free, including their walk registration, health screenings and post-race festival. Our sponsors are an invaluable part of this endeavor and without their support, we could not do this life-saving work.
The Kiwanis Club of Columbus recognizes that runners have many options when deciding what races to enter. So why invest your money, time, and sweat in the Kiwanis 5K Run and 1 Mile Stroll? Because our race directly supports the needs of our community with an emphasis on serving children.
The Friends of the Poor Walk and 5K Run/Walk benefits the ministries of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Columbus (SVDP) and its 61 parish-based conferences in the 23-counties of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. T
Come run the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Columbus race in Columbus this September
Welcome to the 2019 MaternOhio "Run Like a Girl" featuring the newly added 1/2 marathon distance along with traditional 10K and 5K. As the title suggests this program is for women only with a special invite to first time participants including walkers. You'll enjoy a beautiful race course along the downtown waterfront and your efforts will be rewarded with a customized medal and a bottle of delicious wine. Best of all, proceeds will benefit the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women and the effort to end heart disease and stroke in women.
Triple Crown references three generous, philanthropic, and active neighborhoods on the west side of Hilliard Lakewood, Heritage Lakes (w/ Fairway Commons), and Heritage Preserve. As hosts to the 2018 Dots Tots Foundation 5K, these communities will rally co-workers and strangers, neighbors and teachers, family and friends to participate in a 5K run/walk in support of Dots Tots Foundation, a Hilliard-based 501(c)3.
The sixth annual Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk, presented by North Orange Family Dentistry, will be held at North Orange Park in Lewis Center. The proceeds from the race will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation. Free to Smile Foundation is dedicated to supporting and sustaining comprehensive, quality surgical and dental services to poor and underprivileged children and adolescents throughout the world. To this end, their volunteers and partner organizations will provide free surgical, dental and educational care for all that are served by the foundation across the globe.
The Westerville GameDay 5K originated in the fall of 2008. This 5K road race/walk serves as the primary fundraiser for the girls and boys cross country programs at Westerville Central High School. Each year the goal of the event is to promote running and exercise while creating a fun, family-oriented event with a football, "game day" feel.
Whether you're getting ready for that Fall full or half marathon or looking to test your summer training in a 5K, the Big Bad Wolfe Run is for you. We have race options of 5K, 10 miles, and 20 miles. Join us on September 29th for something great, the Big Bad Wolfe Run. This race is all on the paved asphalt Alum Creek Trail, it is not a trail run!
Construction at last year's venue gave us a new and exciting opportunity to move the race to an even better location, the Grange Audubon Center. We could not be more excited for our new Cat Caper location. This location provides ample parking and the race course will be our best yet. Participants will have a chance to connect with nature while running or walking the 5K. If you have not been to this amazing park, this is your date to go!
Few people ever get the opportunity to step foot on a runway, let alone race on one. This fun, unique experience will allow racers access to CMH 10L-28R, our north runway. The south runway will remain open so planes can be seen taking off, landing and/or taxiing. Take advantage of this flat course to achieve your PR!
Come on out and join us for the Schneider's Bakery Donut Run! Bring your family and friends to be a part of the 10k Run, the 5k Run/Walk or Kids Fun Run.
Our mission is to help refugees and immigrants reach and sustain self-sufficiency and achieve successful integration into the Central Ohio community.
The Donut Run is an annual 5K running and walking event to benefit Head and Neck Cancer Research at The James OSUCCC. The Columbus Donut Run allocates all funds raised by the event to the Joan Bisesi Oncology Fund for Head and Neck Cancer Research at The James OSUCCC. It is the original 5K that pays homage to the donut.
The annual Save Our Sisters (SOS) 5K, presented by the The Crawford Crew (TCC) will take place at the beautiful McNamara Park in Genoa Township. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.
Come join our fight against Parkinsons Disease - this will be a family-friendly event, trotting 3.11 miles closer to the goal of finding a cure for Parkinsons Disease. If you are an experienced runner or just looking for a casual Saturday morning summer stroll with friends and family, this event is for you!
The Hip Hop 5K has been created to aid in promoting awareness and fundraising to assist the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) in finding more efficient methods of diagnosis and less invasive surgical forms of treatment to hopefully minimize the severe physical and mental repercussions of hip dysplasia. The IHDI is a 501 (c) 3 organization that is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for those affected by hip dysplasia.
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed back to Columbus on November 17! Start and finish in Arena district amongst Columbus' biggest chocolate aficionados. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.
We are excited to announce that the Columbus Hungry Turkey Run has come together with Thanksgiving runs from around the nation to from a multi city running festival called the American Turkey Tradition. Now, in addition to running with everyone at your local event you will be able to come together with runners from around the country in the Worlds Largest Thanksgiving running festival.
The Citizens to Protect Children and the Elderly are holding their 4th Annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, October 5, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to all who wish to participate. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. T-shirts can not be guaranteed if registration takes place after September 16.
What you need to know about 5k Runs
A 5k run is the perfect distance for a beginner, it’s 3.1 miles and is the shortest and most popular road running distance. It’s a great goal to include in your fitness regime because there’s no pressure, people walk, jog or sprint so it’s totally up to you.
Find local 5k running races
There are loads of great 5k events, they tend to attract a great crowd and are very family orientated. From runs around the London Parks, to night runs and family events, you won’t be short of 5ks to choose from. Most marathon events such as London or Berlin have a 10k and a 5k race as well so it’s worth checking the larger events.