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The Candy Race 5k Cincinnati

Race: The Candy Race 5k Cincinnati
Sat May 25, 2024 Cincinnati, OH 45202 US Directions
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Little Jelly Tot Dash

$25 8:25AM EDT Registration ends May 24, 2024 at 9:00am EDT
Open to ages 1 - 6.

5k Run/Walk

$40 8:30AM EDT Registration ends May 24, 2024 at 9:00am EDT


705 E Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH US 45202


Join us for another year of the sweetest, most deliciously fun 5k around. Whether you are a first time participant or you have joined us before, you'll love the fun environment welcoming you into beautiful downtown Cincinnati! When you finish, don't be bashful to raise your arms and celebrate your accomplishment and collect a beautiful medal (oh and candy)! Make sure you smile for our photographer so you and your friends/family can enjoy your beautiful (and free) race photo for years to come!

All 5k participants receive the following;

  • Colorful, Fun T-Shirt
  • Large, Custom Medal
  • Custom Bib Number
  • Candy Packet
  • Free Race Photos

What is the Little Jelly Tot Dash?

This is a short (100 yard or less), fun event for kids aged 6 and under.  We make a big deal of it and try to make the kids feel like they are really part of the event.  They start a short distance away from the finish line and run under the big finish line.  Moms and dads can stand at the finish line and take photos.  Our own photographer will also be on hand to take pictures of "their moment."

  • Kids get a t-shirt
  • Candy
  • A small surprise kid toy

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:  

  • Friday May 24
  • 4:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Elevar Design Group
  • 555 Carr Street Cincinnati

Race Day Packet Pickup:  

  • Saturday May 25
  • 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Refer Others and Earn Your Race Fee Back

How it works

  1. Register yourself
  2. In your confirmation you will find a referral link
  3. Share this link with others
  4. When they register using the link, you will receive credit**
  5. When 3 (three) paid registrations are received, you will automatically receive $15 back on your card

After that, for every 1 (one) paid registration you will receive $2 back until your registration fee has been fully paid for
**Participants MUST use the link for you to receive credit.  If they forget to use it, you will NOT receive credit.  We are unable to manually process credits.

Donations and Fundraising

Please consider donating to the event.  All donations benefit the Dragonfly Foundation.  Anyone who donates $100 will receive $5 off their registration.  When you donate during the registration process, $5 will automatically be taken off your registration at checkout.  

**The donation must be made at the same time as when you register.  We are not able to retroactively credit you after that fact.

If you want to help become a fundraiser, anyone who raises $250 will receive 1 free race entry.

How it works:

  • Register for the race
  • Signup to be a fundraiser
  • When you raise $250, your entry fee will automatically be refunded back to your credit card

How the Registration Fee Works

2024 Registration Fee Structure

Registration fees are based on the number of participants who have registered.  The earlier you register, the lower the fee.

  • 1 to 150 Participants:     $30.00
  • 151 to 250 Participants: $35.00
  • 251 to 300:Participants  $40.00
  • 301 and Over:                $45.00

Jelly Tot Dash: In-Person

  • 1 to 15: $15.00
  • 16 to 30: $18.00
  • 31 to 45: $20.00


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The Candy Race 5k Cincinnati.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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