Upcoming 5K Races | Columbus Moms Network

Spring is finally here and it’s a perfect time to lace up the shoes and hit the pavement for a fun 5K race.  Here is a list of some upcoming 5K races in Columbus.  Some of these events also have a much shorter kids race option as well- perfect for the younger kids who want to run as well!  See the website for each event for additional details, registration and more.  Please let me know of any I need to add to this list!

Foya Uganda Safari 5K

Date: Saturday, April 15

Time: 9am

Location: Sharon Woods Metro Park

Additional details: Join us on Saturday, April 15 at Sharon Woods Metro Park for a charitable 5k run/walk to benefit FOYA Uganda! Race-day festivities begin at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. This is a timed event with medals awarded by category. Or, take your time and enjoy our kids’ scavenger hunt! Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for kids and includes one free raffle ticket. There is no fee for children in strollers. Sorry, no pets are allowed. (Service animals are welcome, of course.) T-shirts are $15 with a race registration or $20 as a separate purchase.

Earth Day 5K

Date: Saturday, April 22

Time: 9am

Location: Glacier Ridge Metro Park

Additional details: Celebrate Earth Day with a fun and free 5K through the beautiful Glacier Ridge Metro Park! Meet at the Shelter House and check-in at the registration table for race instruction and snacks! This race is untimed and perfect for everyone! Register on the website, limited spots available.

Friends of CASA 2023 5K Teddy Bear Trot

Date: Sunday, April 23

Time: 10am

Location: Coffman Park, Dublin

Additional Details: Join us for our first annual Teddy Bear Trot, a fundraising event to support CASA of Delaware and Union Counties. Your entrance fee will support CASA of Delaware and Union Counties in offering training for new volunteers, gas cards for volunteer travel and treasure chest items for kiddos, self-care to minimize secondary trauma, and to recruit new GALs and CASAs.

On Our Sleeves 5K

Date: Saturday, May 6

Time: 8am

Location: Columbus Zoo

Additional Information: It’s $1 to register with a commitment to raise or donate a minimum of $50 total by May 6, 2023. All participants (virtual or in-person) will receive a t-shirt and medal. You will also be eligible for exclusive race gear as you reach fundraising milestones, receive access to our personalized fundraising portal, and more!

Let Me Run Columbus SpringFest 5K

Date: Sunday, May 7

Time: 9:30am

Location: Westerville Sports Complex

Additional Details: Join us on Sunday, May 7 at the Westerville Sports Complex on 325 N. Cleveland Ave. for the Let Me Run Columbus SpringFest 5K.

Inaugural 5K Run (and 1-Mile Walk) for the Pups

Date: Sunday, May 21

Time: 9am (8:45am for Fun Run)

Location: Westerville Sports Complex

Additional information: Private School Pups is a charity providing professional dog training grants and educational resources to fosters and adopters of rescue dogs in need. Our mission is to help end the euthanasia of dogs at shelters by providing funding for professional dog training. You can help us achieve this mission while also getting fit by signing up for our inaugural Private School Pups 5K Run/Walk Presented by Endeavor Brewery. We’ll see you there!

The 2FGR Run for Down Syndrome

Date: Thursday, May 18

Time: 7pm

Location: Coffman Park, Dublin

Additional Information: Join us for the 14th Annual 2FGR Run for Down Syndrome on Thursday, May 18, 2023. We have both in-person and virtual race options available to provide a great experience for everyone! Our in-person event will be held in Dublin, Ohio, with start and finish line activities centered at Coffman Park, at 6631 Commerce Parkway. Take part in either our Kids Race, 5K, or 10K. Race Day activities include inflatable bounce houses, lots of post-race food, music, and other festive activities for the entire family.

Girls on the Run Spring Season Celebratory 5K

Date: Sunday, May 21

Time: 9am: Kiddie Fun Run, 9:30am: Girls on the Run 5K

Location: Columbus Commons

Each season comes to an end with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment.

PetPromise Rescue Run

Date: Saturday, May 27

Time: 9:15am

Location: Mcferson Commons Park

Additional Details: The PetPromise Rescue Run is a 1 mile, 5k & 10k run/walk and festival held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. PetPromise promotes awareness of the pet overpopulation problem, and supports efforts to change the future for all homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption.

Dublin Irish Festival 5K & Kids Dash

Date: Thursday, August 3

Time: 6:35pm-Kids Dash 5 & Under.  6:45pm-Kids Dash 6 & Over.  7pm-5K.

Location: Historic Dublin

Additional Information: The event features a down-and-back course through Historic Dublin with a finish line full of spectators, followed by the new Post-Race Party and Concert! All 5K participants will receive a high-quality event t-shirt, a finisher medal, and a one-day ticket to the Dublin Irish Festival. Participants 21 and over will receive one free beer at our new Post-Race Party and Concert. The benefits alone are worth the registration price! All Kids Dash participants will receive a finisher medal.

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