5k Runs in Columbus

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JUN22
Bakersfield Taco Bout It 5K

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.

$45
Bakersfield Taco Bout It 5K
JUN22
Education Restore Champion 5k

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!

$30
Education Restore Champion 5k
JUL2
Charity Day 5K

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.

$35
Charity Day 5K
JUL6
TBDBITL 5K

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!

$35
TBDBITL 5K
JUL4
John Barr 5K
Bexley, OH, United States

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.

$30
John Barr 5K
JUL6
Hilltop U.S.A. 5K

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.

$25
Hilltop U.S.A. 5K
JUN22
Lemon Trails 5K
Hilliard, OH, United States

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!

$25 - $35
Lemon Trails 5K
JUN29
Hilliard Classic Half Marathon
Hilliard, OH, United States

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.

$35 - $40
Hilliard Classic Half Marathon
AUG17
Bull Run

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!

$15 - $45
Bull Run
AUG17
UC Cupcake 5K

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!

$15 - $35
UC Cupcake 5K
AUG18
Wendy's Frosty 5K

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.

$25 - $120
Wendy's Frosty 5K
AUG25
Dog Jog

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.

$25 - $35
Dog Jog
JUL7
Diabetes Dash
Westerville, OH, United States

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!

$30
Diabetes Dash
JUL28
Christmas in July 5K
Gahanna, OH, United States

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.

$35
Christmas in July 5K
AUG11
Columbus Half Marathon 10K + 5K

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.

$35 - $55
Columbus Half Marathon 10K + 5K
SEP8
Pharmathon 5K

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.

$12 - $30
Pharmathon 5K
JUL20
Dr. Bender 5K Classic
Canal Winchester, OH, United States

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.

$10
Dr. Bender 5K Classic
JUL28
Lennon Loop 5K/10K
Westerville, OH, United States

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.

$25 - $30
Lennon Loop 5K/10K
AUG1
IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Kids Dash
Dublin, OH, United States

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!

$10 - $35
IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Kids Dash
SEP21
National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative

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.

Free
National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative
SEP28
Kiwanis Cartoon Run

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.

$10 - $30
Kiwanis Cartoon Run
SEP28
Run Like A Girl Half Marathon – 10K – 5K

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.

$40 - $55
Run Like A Girl Half Marathon – 10K – 5K
AUG17
Triple Crown 5K – #TeamSkylor
Hilliard, OH, United States

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.

$15 - $30
Triple Crown 5K – #TeamSkylor
JUL27
Miles for Smiles
Lewis Center, OH, United States

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.

$30
Miles for Smiles
AUG9
Westerville GameDay 5K
Westerville, OH, United States

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.

Free - $25
Westerville GameDay 5K
SEP29
Big Bad Wolfe Run

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!

Free
Big Bad Wolfe Run
SEP22
Cat Caper 5K

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!

$25
Cat Caper 5K
OCT27
Columbus Donut Run

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.

$15
Columbus Donut Run
AUG24
Tremor Trot 5K
Pickerington, OH, United States

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!

$25
Tremor Trot 5K
SEP21
Hip Hop 5K
Canal Winchester, OH, United States

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.

$32
Hip Hop 5K
NOV17
Hot Chocolate Columbus 15 & 5k

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.

$45 - $65
Hot Chocolate Columbus 15 & 5k
NOV30
Columbus Hungry Turkey 5K & 10K

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.

Free
Columbus Hungry Turkey 5K & 10K
OCT5
Blue Ribbon Run
Pickerington, OH, United States

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.

$20
Blue Ribbon Run

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.

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