Inaugural Season

2022 Season of the

RUNColumbus Race Series

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

Ready. Set. GO!

Runners must complete a minimum of six series races to receive the commemorative Finishers Award and compete for Championship and Age Group Awards. Runners who complete 12 races in the series earn the distinction of being named a RUNColumbus Road Race Warrior.

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Registration Giveaways. The race is giving away two complimentary registrations to RUNColumbus participants. Subscribe to the RUNColumbus E-News and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win.

Registration Discount. The race is offering a registration discount to RUNColumbus participants. Get the discount code in the RUNColumbus Team Portal.

Fantastic Frigid 5K Series

January 8 and 22, 2022 | 10:15 a.m. | Stratford Ecological Center

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

Run for More Birthdays (and less cancer)

March 19, 2022 | 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.

Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K

April 3, 2022 | 9 a.m. | Genoa Park

Tune-up for a spring full 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.

2FGR Run for Down Syndrome

May 19, 2022 | 7 p.m. | Dublin, Ohio

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

Memorial Day 4-Miler

May 28, 2022 | 9 a.m. | Adventure Park

Before you fire up the grill, start off your Memorial Day weekend with this 4 Mile race that benefits the Fallen 15.

AEP Ohio Columbus 10K

June 5, 2022 | 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.

Independence Day 4-Miler

July 3, 2022 | 8 a.m. | Adventure Park

Put on your red, white, and blue and join us for this 4 Mile race.

CRC Mile Dash

July 9, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. | Columbus Running Company Dublin

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

Blazin’ 5 Miler

August 21, 2022 | 8 a.m. | Jerry L. Garver YMCA

Friends that sweat together stay together, so bring a friend and sign up for this 5 Mile race that benefits the Jerry L. Garver YMCA.

Big Bad Wolfe Run

September 25, 2022 | 8 a.m. | Wolfe Park

The perfect event to get ready for your 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.

Memorial TWIG 1 Cancer Care Run (Optional Group Run to Follow)

October 8, 2022 | 9 a.m. | Martens Park

How about a little speed work before your full or half fall marathon? Join us for this 5K race that benefits FMC Foundation’s battle against cancer. After the 5K, get in those extra training miles with a self-paced group run on the paths at Martens Park.

Powell Turkey Trot

November 24, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. | Downtown Powell

Close out the inaugural RUNColumbus Race Series with this 4 Mile event. Bring the entire family for a great workout before enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner. This race benefits Bridgeway Academy.

RUNColumbus Awards Celebration

December 7, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. | 101 Beer Kitchen Polaris

It’s time to celebrate! Receive your Finishers Award, honor our Championship and Age Group winners, recognize the RUNColumbus Road Race Warriors, and find out who you voted to receive the Spirit of RUNColumbus Award.

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

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