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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.

Race Shirts

You can pick a short-sleeve lifestyle tees or a tank top in Men’s Cut & Women’s Cut. To be guaranteed a race tee, you must register at least 2 weeks in advance of the race.

Awesome Finisher Medals

These are given to the first 250 in Any Race! Plus Beast Finisher Medals are given to the first 75 in that race.

Awards for Ohio Residents

  • 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.
  • First, Second and Third Male and Female in the following categories are Ohio Games State Champions and are eligible to represent Ohio in the State Games of America! 
  • See the State Games of America for more information on your event. The State Games of America is held once every 2 years. Not all sports are offered each year; see the site for details. All medalists from any Ohio Games sport (past and present) are eligible to compete in the any State Games of America. You are not required to participate in the State Games of America.
  • Beast runners will earn awards in individual events. 
  • Runners from other states may compete but are not eligible for the above awards.​
    • 1-Mile Awards to Ages 0-6; 7-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+
    • 5k Awards to Ages 0-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+
    • 10k Awards to Ages 0-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+

Post Race Party

After the race, all finishers will be provided a post-race breakfast TBD!

Parking and Restrooms

There is parking and restrooms at the park.

In-Race Photos & Photo Booth

We will have a photographer out on course to take your pictures while you race. Then after your race you can pose with your friends, family and team at our FREE photo booth. We will post all pictures on Facebook after the race for you to like, tag and share!

Event Pricing

Pricing Points: (1) February; (2) March; (3) April - May 26; (4) Race Week May 27 - June 1Everyone enjoys post-race party with photos, food, drinks, and a super fun race!

  • All ages Fun Run: Does NOT include Swag or Timing = $20
  • All ages, 1-Mile Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $30-35-40 & Race Week 45*
  • All ages, 5K Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $35-40-45 & Race Week 50*
  • All ages, 10K Race: Includes Swag and Timing = $40-45-50 & Race Week 55*
  • The Beast 3-Race Challenge (10.3 miles: Run the 1-mile, 5k & 10k): Includes Swag, Timing, Pancake & Beast Finisher Medals = $60-65-70 & Race Week 75*

NOTE: Registration is not refundable under any circumstances. Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing, event tee, and finisher medal. Everyone receives post-race meal and drink. If you skip the event tee you can save $5. All racers who are pushed, pulled or carried are FREE and do not need to register. Any free registration does not include timing, swag or post race meal and drink.

The Beast 3-Race Challenge & Super Beast

The Beast 3-Race Challenge is only for the strongest, bravest, and most daring athletes among us! To complete the Beast you must finish all 3 races (1-mile, 5k & 10k) in one day, inside the designated times.

  • You will run each of the 3 races separately. You will start 1-mile and finish it. Then have a break until the 5k starts. You will start the 5k and finish it. You have another break until the 10k starts. Then you start the 10k and finish it. 
  • Each race will start on time. You will have a limited amount of time to finish each individual race before the next race starts. You will have the following times to complete each race: 1-mile = 20 minutes; 5k = 40 minutes & 10k = 90 minutes. Should you not finish in the allotted time you may continue racing, but you time will not be adjusted. This means that if your 5k takes longer than 40 minutes, that is okay. You finish the 5k, switch your bib and start the 10k immediately. But your 10k time will have started with everyone else, and the timers will not be able to adjust that time. You must also finish the 10k in the allotted time regardless of when you start. We ask that you try to finish all 3 races (1-mile, 5k & 10k) inside the designated times.  
  • Each athlete will get a separate bib for each race and run them completely separately. You can ONLY wear 1 bib at a time. You are welcome to store your bibs on the Beast Bib Rack. You switch bibs between races. Your bib is your timing chip and the computers can only read 1 bib at a time. 
  • Racers will get a Beast Finisher Medal (medals may be limited so check the specific event site for more details) and a race medal for the specific event. 
  • To become a Super Beast and get a Super Beast Hoodie you must complete 3 Beasts (in the same calendar year). Click here to see all our Beast races in 2019!

Inclement or Hot Weather 

Our race is scheduled in Ohio in July, which could mean hot weather or even potential storms. We encourage you to prepare for these potential conditions. Please review our helpful tips and safety procedures in the case of hot weather.

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