New Albany Walking Classic

Sun September 10, 2023 Directions RaceJoy Ready


10k Walk

$50 09/10 8:00AM EDT Price increases after April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 10k Walk

$50 Price increases after April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

5k Walk

$35 09/10 8:00AM EDT Price increases after April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k Walk

$35 Price increases after April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


New in 2023: 5K (3.1 Miles) Distance!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a 5K (3.1 miles) division to accompany our 10K distance that has been the standard since our inception in 2005. We have added this shorter option based on the numerous requests we have received over the years, thus providing an opportunity for greater family participation as well as for those who feel the shorter distance would be more accommodating. As always, participants will be able to walk for health and/or competition at either distance.

Unfortunately the half marathon division is discontinued.  The costs to conduct a half marathon have become cost prohibitive as expenses associated with keeping the course open for the number of walkers participating is not justified, especially since the event is conducted by Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit organization.  As is the case for many nonprofit organizations, Healthy New Albany must be diligent with its financial resources.  

We are thankful to our event sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsor, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that funds the race expenses so that 100 percent of income raised through participant registrations and donations are allocated to Healthy New Albany to continue to provide valuable health services such as programming for older adults, community cooking classes and mental health initiatives.  

We ask for your understanding as the decision to cancel the half marathon was extremely difficult.  We do hope you will support us by participating in either the 5K or 10K distance.

Virtual participation in either the 5k or 10k distance is also an option.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Additional Event Information

Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up will be held at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 W. Main. St., New Albany OH 43054

Packet pick-up dates and times are Friday, September 8, 2023, between 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Saturday, September 9, 2023, between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A valid driver's license (copies are accepted) must be presented to receive your packet.  If picking up for others, you must show a valid driver’s license (or a copy) for each person. NO EXCEPTIONS.

There will be no packet pick-up on race day and packets will not be available after The Walk.

Shipping option for virtual participants

Virtual participants will have their race packets mailed between August 24, 2023, and September 2, 2023.

​Need to change your race shirt size after registering (due to supply chain issues - color may change)?

You can do this through August 11, 2023, by following the instructions here: 

The Walking Classic has a NO REFUND and no Bib transfer policy.

Need to change your event after registering?

You can do this through August 21, 2023, by following the instructions here: 

Interested in Volunteering?

When the volunteer link is ready, we will post it here!


Awards will be provided to the top three overall finishers by gender in each in-person event and will be sent post-event after verification by the race committee.



Race Contact Info

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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 New Albany Walking Classic.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To


In-Person: 200 Market St, New Albany, OH
Virtual: Anywhere you are!


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