Upcoming Fun Runs and 5K Races - Columbus Moms Network

Fall is here and it’s a perfect time to lace up the shoes and hit the pavement for a fun race.  I’ve compiled a list of family friendly races in Columbus, so grab the family and get out for a fun walk or run.  Some of these events also have a much shorter kids race option as well- perfect for the younger kids who may also want to run!  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 by emailing me at [email protected]

Big Bad Wolfe Run

Date: Sunday, September 24

Location: Alum Creek Trail, park at Wolfe Park

Distance: Kids Run, 5K, 10 Miles, 20 Miles

Start Time: Kids Run: 7:45am, 10M/20M: 8am, 5K: 8:10am

Kids in Capes 5K and Fun Run

Date: Saturday, September 30

Location: 4250 Woodbridge Rd, Upper Arlington

Distance: 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K

Start Time: 5K: 8am, 1 Mile Fun Run: 8:15am

Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run

Date: Saturday, October 28

Location: Genoa Park, behind COSI

Distance: 5K

Start Time: 10am

Girls on the Run 5K

Date: Saturday, November 18

Location: Columbus Commons

Distance: Kiddie Fun Run and 5K

Start Time: Kiddie Fun Run: 9:30am, 5K: 10am

The Zoo ‘Run Run’ 5K & Kids ‘Ele-FUN-Run’

Date: Saturday, October 28

Location: Columbus Zoo

Distance: Kids Fun Run and 5K

Start Time: Kids Fun Run: 8:30am, 5K: 9am

The Monster Dash 5K

Date: Saturday October 28

Location: Glacier Ridge Metro Park

Distance: Little Gremlins Fun Run and 5K

Start Time: Little Gremlins Run: 8:50am, 5K: 9am

Columbus Clippers 5K

Date: Saturday September 23

Location: Huntington Park

Distance: 5K

Start Time: 10am

St. Alban’s Bexley Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23

Location: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Bexley

Distance: Tot Run, 2K and 5K

Start Time: Tot Trot: 8:30am, 2K and 5K: 9am

Flying Feather Four Miler

Date: Thursday, October 23

Location: The Club at Corazon, Dublin

Distance: Kid’s Gobbler Chase and 4 Miles

Start Time: 9am (8:30am for the Kid’s Gobbler Chase)

Pumpkin Dash 5K

Date: Thursday, October 23

Location: Historic Uptown District, Marysville

Distance: 5K

Start Time: 9:05am(9am for the Little Pumpkin Dashers)

Chase Columbus Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23

Location: Shops on Lane Ave, Upper Arlington

Distance: 2.5 miles, 5 miles or Dick’s “Tot Trot”

Start Time: Tot Trot: 8:30am, 2.5 and 5 Miler: 9am

2023 Powell Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday, November 23

Location: Powell

Distance: 4 miles, and “Wobble Til you Gobble Kids Race”

Start Time: Kids Race: 8am, Turkey Trot 4 Miler: 8:30am

Columbus Hungry Turkey Trot

Date: Saturday, November 25

Location: Genoa Park, behind COSI

Distance: Kids Fun Run, 5K, and 10K

Start Time: Kids Fun Run: 9am, 5K and 10K: 9:15am

Jingle Bell Run

Date: Saturday, December 2

Location: Genoa Park (behind COSI)

Distance: 5K

Start Time: More information coming soon

NC4K Reindeer Run 2023

Date: Saturday, December 9

More details coming soon

Hot Chocolate ** no strollers allowed, but it’s a fun race to consider!

Date: Sunday, November 19

Location: McFerson Commons

Start Time: 7:30am

Distance: 5K, 10K, 15K

**There are no baby carriers or strollers of any sort allowed on the race course**. Older kids who will walk or run the race may enjoy this one.

Free Community Runs

Date: Every Tuesday through the end of October (or longer, TBD)

Location: Nike Easton

Start Time: 6pm

Distance: Walking Route: 1.8 miles, Running Route: 2.5 Miles

This is a weekly free event for all ages and abilities. Strollers welcome.

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