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2023 Season of the

RUNColumbus Race Series

The RUNColumbus Race Series schedule is set for 2023. We are thrilled to partner with these events to offer runners a race series that showcases various distances, locations, field sizes, and charities.

Runners must complete a minimum of six series races to receive the commemorative Finishers Medal and compete for Championship, Division, and Age Group Awards, as well as earn challenge awards. Review the 2023 Official Rules.

Please Note: RUNColumbus partners with the following events. We are not the race producer. All race-specific questions and concerns should be directed to the race and its race director.

Fantastic Frigid 5K Series

January 14 and 28, 2023 | 10:15 a.m. | Stratford Ecological Center

Kick off the new year with this two-race trail run that benefits Stratford Ecological Center. Runners may register for one or both 5K races.

Chilly Chili Mile

February 26, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany

This unique one-mile run benefits the many programs and services Healthy New Albany provides to individuals and families throughout Central Ohio and beyond. This event promises to warm you up. The faster you run, the sooner you can enjoy a bowl of chili and cornbread.

Shamrock Shake 5K+

March 18, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Nocterra Brewing Company

As spring approaches, let’s get outside, shake off the cold, and tackle a fun course that begins and ends at the Noceterra Brewing Company in Powell. The race course is 3.28 miles, just a tad longer than a traditional 5K.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Run for More Birthdays (and less cancer) 5K

March 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Academy Park

Cancer touches the lives of millions of people each year. By participating, you can kick cancer’s butt because all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Enjoy a delicious birthday cake at the finish.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K

April 2, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Genoa Park

Tune up for the London OH Marathon or Half Marathon with this race benefitting OYO Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Runners may select from a 9 Mile or 5K distance.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

London OH Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

April 15, 2023 | 7 a.m. | Merri-Mac Park

Flat and fast is the best way to describe the London OH Marathon and Half Marathon course. Both the marathon and half-marathon courses are USATF-certified. This course is perfect for that PR or BQ attempt!

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

2FGR Run for Down Syndrome 10K and 5K

May 18, 2023 | 7 p.m. | Dublin, OH

Shake up your race routine with this traditional Thursday evening event that benefits the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO). This is a true family-oriented event. Runners may select from a 10K or 5K distance.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Sloane Swanton 5K Research Run

May 21, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Westerville Sports Complex

In May 2021, the Swanton family’s lives changed forever as they lost their 18-month-old daughter Sloane to a one-in-a-million brain tumor called Pediatric Clival Chordoma. Every dollar raised via this event is used to move closer to finding a way to treat pediatric chordoma.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Fallen 15 Memorial Day 4-Miler

May 27, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Adventure Park

Start your Memorial Day weekend with this 4 Mile race that remembers and benefits the Fallen 15. The course starts at Adventure Park and winds north through the Powell (paved) trail system.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

AEP Ohio Columbus 10K

June 4, 2023 | 8 a.m. | North Bank Park

Originally titled the Citizen-Journal 10K, the AEP Ohio Columbus 10K is the oldest road race in Columbus, beginning in 1977. This 10K race benefits Ronald McDonald’s House Charities of Central Ohio.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Hilltop U.S.A. 5K

July 1, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. | Camp Chase Trail

This event, which benefits Veterans on the Hilltop, offers a standard 5K and a 5K “Ruck Run” in which runners must carry a 35+ pound rucksack/backpack.  The Columbus Westside Running Club organizes this race.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

CRC Mile Dash

July 8, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. | Columbus Running Company Dublin

In the classic American distance, welcoming runners of all ages and abilities: the MILE! There is a heat for everyone with four race options (elite women, elite men, youth, and open). Run, walk, skip, just finish that mile!

Strength In Colors 5K

July 30, 2023 | 8 a.m. | McNamara Park

This race supports The Crawford Crew. The purpose of the Crawford Crew’ is to raise awareness of HPV-related cancers, educate the community about prevention, and support those needing cancer screenings and emotional support.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Dublin Irish Festival 5K & Kids Dash

August 3, 2023 | 7 p.m. | Historic Dublin

This race kicks off the annual Dublin Irish Festival—the world’s largest three-day Irish Festival! Each year the race and festival support a different local charity.

Blazin’ 5 Miler

August 20, 2023 | 8 a.m. | Jerry L. Garver YMCA

Enjoy a scenic paved trail run with friends. Bring a friend and sign up for this 5 Mile race that benefits the Jerry L. Garver YMCA.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Westerville Donut Run 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run

September 2, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Hoff Woods Park

Kick-off Labor Day weekend by joining us for this fun-filled event with donuts at the finish line!

John Glenn International Runway 5K

September 16, 2023 | 9 a.m. | 4510 Bridgeway Avenue

Join us on the runway for this 5K that supports Honor Flight Columbus. This nonprofit organization provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Big Bad Wolfe Run

September 24, 2023 | 8 a.m. | Wolfe Park

The perfect event to get ready for a fall full or half marathon. This event benefits the Columbus Running Company Charity Fund and includes a 20 Mile, 10 Mile, and 5K race option.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

TWIG 1 Cancer Care Run

October 7, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Martens Park

Join us for this 5K race that benefits FMC Foundation’s battle against cancer. After the 5K, get in those extra training miles with an optional self-paced group run on the paths at Martens Park.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

CRIS 5K

October 14, 2023 | 10 a.m. | Alum Creek Park North

The CRIS 5K raises funds to help refugees and immigrants reach safety and stability, sustain self-sufficiency, and successfully integrate into the Central Ohio community.   

Race For Hope Derriere Dash

October 22, 2023 | 11 a.m. | Upper Arlington

This 5K was founded in 2004 when Race Director Carleen Taylor promised her friend Peggy that she would help raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Johnstown, Alexandria & Granville Turkey Trot: Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

November 19, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Johnstown Trail Head

This race is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving week with three distance options. Pick up your personal pie at the finish along with several other seasonal goodies.

Powell Turkey Trot 4-Miler

November 23, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. | Downtown Powell

Each Thanksgiving, this race looks for opportunities to give back.  Through donations and a portion of race proceeds, the Powell Turkey Trot is supporting Bridgeway Academy.

A registration discount is available to RUNColumbus participants.

Columbus Hungry Turkey Trot 5K & 10K Run/Walk

November 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. | Genoa Park

Be part of this post-Thanksgiving tradition by joining us in downtown Columbus for a fun-filled event. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Delaware County

Hot Chocolate & EggNog 5K, 10K & Kids Fun Run

December 9, 2023 | 11 a.m. | Westerville Sports Complex

This race is a great way to wrap up the 2023 Season of the RUNColumbus Race Series. Join in the fun of racing around one of Westerville’s best parks and trails, enjoy some snacks, and drink delicious eggnog and yummy hot chocolate!  

You push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

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