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The Ohio Games National Running Day, 10K, 5k & 1-mile Run/Walk

June 1st, 2019 at Three Creeks Metropark in Groveport, Ohio (Suburb of Columbus)

Celebrate National Running Day with us at the Ohio Games! Everyone is welcome to walk or run in this festival of fitness; we welcome all ages and abilities, especially beginners! This event is about the joy of running, and so after the race, we are going to party with a full breakfast, drinks, music, a photobooth, and lots of fun. You can also show off your lifestyle event tee and finisher medal. This race is part of the Ohio Games weekend. The Ohio Games joins 33 other states in hosting an Olympic style Summer State Games event. State Games provide an opportunity for athletes of all ages, within the state, to compete in various sporting events and earn gold, silver and bronze in their respective age categories. You do not need to compete in the games to race with us and share you love of running.  

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Highlights

  • Lifestyle Tee in Kids & Adult Sizes w/ Men & Women’s Cut (Optional Tank Top or Sleeveless Style)*
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal for the first 250 Registered for any race, plus the first 75 in the Beast 3-Race Challenge get an additional medal for that event.
  • Post Race Party w/ breakfast and drinks.
  • We welcome all ages & abilities; you can walk, jog or race the event. Any athlete, from any state or country can compete in any Ohio Games sports and events. 

​*Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing, an event tee, and finisher medal. Everyone receives the post race food & drinks.

Timed Races

  • 1-Mile Run
  • 5k Run
  • 10k Run
  • Beast 3 Race Challenge (10.3mls): Run all 3 races, the 1-Mile, 5k and 10k in one day! 
  • Anyone from any state can participate in this race. We welcome all ages & abilities; you can walk, jog or race the event. Any athlete, from any state or country can compete in any Ohio Games sports and events. Only Ohio residents can become an Ohio Games State Champion and qualify for the State Games of America. This means only athletes from Ohio will be eligible for our race awards. See below for more details.  
  • You do not need to compete in the games to race with us and share you love of running.  

Time Limit

There is a 1.5-hour time limit. Timing ends at 10:30am. If you are unable to complete the race in this time, please pick a shorter race option.

Course Maps and Information

  • 1ml Run Course
  • 5k Run Course
  • 10k Run Course
  • All courses are out and back on the Alum Creek Multi Use Trail/Blacklick Trail. All races begin and end at Three Creeks Metro Park. Runners proceed North on the path. The 1-mile turns around at 0.5-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began. The 5K turns around at 1.55-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began. The 10K turns around at 3.1-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began.
  • There will be 3 aid stations on course with water, Gatorade and gels. These will be at the 1-mile, 2-mile and 3.1ml turnaround.
  • Strollers are welcome on course, but our insurance does not allow furry friends to attend. Sorry.
  • Medical professionals will be on course to ensure your safety!
  • ​Walkers and runners alike are welcome; all levels and abilities can do this race.

June 1, Race Day Schedule

  • 6:30am-8:45am: Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration
  • 8:00am: 1ml Race Start
  • 8:20am: 5k Run Start
  • 9:00am: 10k Race Start
  • 10:30am: Timing Ends; all racers from all races must have completed all courses
  • 10:30am: Awards Ceremony​; Awards may be picked up at the registration table at the conclusion of each race.

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