We are proud to provide the community of Columbus an opportunity to get out and work off that "COVID 15" in a safe and socially distant outdoor environment and with a professional race day experience.
We will be sending all vaccinated participants home with some awesome and unique Vaccination Races event swag!
Participants will receive a custom race bib, 3" diecast full color finishers medal, branded full color printed mask with a rear filter pocket (hopefully this is the last mask you'll ever need to wear!), event branded travel size hand sanitizer, a chip timed race, instant results, snacks, refreshments AND MORE!!
Soft, ringspun and poly blended, long sleeve race shirts are available for $11. The shirt color is heathered navy and the print will be one color centered on the front. See below for the shirt and an example of the print location.
Register Now To Save! Early Bird Pricing Is Currently In Effect Through Mother's Day!!
The price for all races will increase $5 on May 10.
The price increases again by $5 the day before the race.
Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration:
Packet pickup will be on Sunday, May 23, 2021 (race day morning) at Sharon Woods Metro Park. We will be at the end of the very first parking lot to your left as you enter into the park off of Cleveland Ave.
6911 Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43081
Opens at 8:00am
Race day registration is allowed however pre-registering online is preferred to keep packet pickup contactless.
There will not be an early packet pickup.
Race Start Times:
The 6k, 12k & 18k participants will begin first at 9am followed by the 1mi registrants.
Every race will start and finish at the exact same line on the paved outer trail at Sharon Woods. The course is very flat and fast. The 6k will run one loop of the outer park trail, 12k will do two loops and 18k will do three loops. The 1mi course will be on a combination of paved, gravel and dirt paths as you weave through the park and alongside Schrock Lake.
The exact distance of the outer loop is 3.8mi (6.15km). See the links below for interactive course maps including elevation gains:
6k (3.8mi): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4307411521
12k (7.65mi): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4307422273
18k (11.5mi): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4307426209
Safety Protocols & Social Distancing:
-Masks will be required to be worn by all participants except for on course
-Masks will be worn by all race staff and volunteers
-There will be hand sanitizing stations at the start/finish line and at the packet pickup areas as well as at the water station on course
-The on course water station will not have an attendant at this time (April 16) per health department guidelines
-Packet pickup will be contact-less. We will pack all of your goodies into a bag and set it on a table for you to take with you
-You will take all of your goodies/swag with you prior to the run starting
-Marks on the ground for social distancing will be enforced during packet pick and starting the race
-Anyone who has COVID-19 will not be able to attend nor participate in the event. Additionally anyone who has come into contact with anyone who has or had COVID-19 within the past 21 days will not be able to attend nor participate. This includes participants, race staff and volunteers.
AS OF APRIL 16, 2021 COLUMBUS METROPARKS AS WELL AS THE FRANKLIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAVE APPROVED OUR SAFETY PLAN FOR THE EVENT AND THE EVENT WILL BE HAPPENING IN PERSON! Local government and/or health officials may force us to change the in person status of the race due to COVID. Therefore this race may transition to a virtual event and no refunds or transfers will be offered. If this race transitions to virtual you will need to pick up your race swag bag at the originally scheduled packet pickup time/date above. No items will be mailed except for those who register for the virtual races.
Parking is available close to the start/finish line in the adjacent parking lot. We will be setup at the very end of the first parking lot to your left as you enter into the park off Cleveland Ave.
Strollers and Dogs are Permitted:
This is a dog friendly event however all dogs must be on a short leash. If you are running a longer distance like the 12k or 18k make sure you know your dogs limits to ensure their safety. We will have a doggy water station setup alongside the "human" water station on course well as at the finish line!
We do allow strollers at this event but ask that you walk/run on the right hand side of the trail to allow other participants to pass.