A RACE SERIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

2024 Season

RUNColumbus Kids Series

Welcome to the RUNColumbus Kids Series, a non-competitive, yearlong running series that introduces boys and girls to the joy of movement and the thrill of accomplishment. The RUNColumbus Race Series and Kids Series schedules align for ease of planning. Families may register for the RUNColumbus Race Series, RUNColumbus Kids Series, or both.

Family. Fitness. Fun.

All RUNColumbus Kids Series events are one mile or less. Kids completing six RUNColumbus Kids Series races during the season will be recognized at the postseason Awards Celebration and receive a special Finishers Award. Kids completing 12 RUNColumbus Kids Series races will be recognized as Junior Road Race Warriors and receive an additional award. The RUNColumbus Kids Series awards are in addition to each event’s finish line awards.

Please Note: RUNColumbus partners with Kids Series races; we are not the race producer. All race-specific questions and concerns should be directed to the race and its race director.

Is your child ready to run a 5K or more? 

Check out the RUNColumbus Race Series, which includes Youth Divisions, Age Groups, and lots of awards!

How It Works

Participating in the RUNColumbus Kids Series is as easy as 1-2-3.

Get Registered!

Register your child for the RUNColumbus Kids Series. Annual registration includes a comfy tee and postseason awards. Register early and save.

Go Run (or walk)!

Review the list of RUNColumbus Kids Series events below and get registered for the events best suited for your child and family. Most kids’ races cost between $0-$10.

Participants must complete six kids’ series races to receive the special Finishers Award. Kids completing 12 kids series races will also receive the Junior Road Race Warrior Award.

Earn Awards!

During the RUNColumbus Kids Series registration process, dads and moms create a login and password for the Kids Series Team Portal. After your child completes a race, log into the Team Portal to record their finish. This is how we track the number of races your child has completed to earn postseason awards. You have 14 days after each race to record your child’s finish.

Chilly Chili Mile

February 25, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany

Run for More Birthdays 5K & Kids Run

March 23, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Academy Park

Choo Choo 9 Miler, 5K & Kids Run

April 7, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Genoa Park

Black & Gold Eli 5K & Kiddo Dash

April 28, 2024 | 2 p.m. | Watkins Memorial High School

Ohio Mother’s Day 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run & Kids Dash

May 11, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Mom Day 5K & Kiddo Dash

May 12, 2024 | 9 a.m. | McNamara Park

Private School Pups 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 19, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Dublin Recreation Center

2FGR Run for Down Syndrome 10K, 5K, 3K & Kids Race

May 23, 2024 | 7 p.m. | Dublin, OH

UACA Memorial Day 5K & 1 Mile Run

May 27, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. | Upper Arlington Fire Station #72

AEP Ohio Columbus 10K & Kids Run

June 2, 2024 | 8 a.m. | North Bank Park

Sam’s Fans 5K & 1 Mile Run

June 15, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Wolfe Park

New Albany Independence Day 5K & Kids Fun Run

July 4, 2024 | 8:45 a.m. | Market Square

CRC Mile Dash & Grasshoppers Kids Dash

July 13, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. | Columbus Running Company Dublin

Diabetes Dash 5K & Kids Run

July 21, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. | Westerville Sports Complex

Strength In Colors 5K & Kids Dash

July 28, 2024 | 10 a.m. | McNamara Park

Dublin Irish Festival 5K & Kids Dash

August 1, 2024 | 7 p.m. | Historic Dublin

Licking Heights Hornets 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

August 4, 2024 | 8 a.m. | Licking Heights Hornet Stadium

Blacklick Creek 5 Miler & Kids Run

August 18, 2024 | 7:45 a.m. | Jerry L. Garver YMCA

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

August 31, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Alum Creek Park North

Big Bad Wolfe 20 Mile, 10 Mile, 5K & Kids Run

September 22, 2024 | 8 a.m. | Wolfe Park

CRIS 5K & Kids Fun Run

October 5, 2024 | 10 a.m. | Genoa Park

Race 4 Hope: Derriere Dash 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

October 27, 2024 | 10 a.m. | Westerville Athletic Complex

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

November 23, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Johnstown Trail Head

Powell Turkey Trot 4-Miler & Wobble ‘Til You Gobble Kids Run

November 28, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. |Downtown Powell

Columbus Hungry Turkey Trot 1/3 Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run

November 30, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Genoa Park

The Santa Race 5K & Little Reindeer Dash

December 7, 2024 | 9 a.m. | Creekside Plaza Gahanna

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