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Thu July 4, 2024 Westerville, OH 43081 US Directions


5k Walk/Run

$40 8:00AM EDT Registration ends July 4, 2024 at 7:15am EDT

Kids Fun Run (Ages 11 and Under)

$10 7:45AM EDT Registration ends July 4, 2024 at 7:45am EDT
Open to ages 11 and under.

Veterans/Active Duty Military 5K

$30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 18, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Westerville Sports Complex
325 N Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH US 43081


Get your July 4th holiday moving with the Rotary Club of Westerville’s Independence Day 5K at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 4. As it has since 2021, the 5K will take place at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave.

Race progress will benefit local veterans' organizations. An Honor Guard presentation will start the event at 7:30 a.m. Our traditional Kids Fun Run sprints will take 1 place at 7:45 a.m. -- a change to BEFORE the 5K from past years. Race course travels on paved multipurpose trails through the Sports Complex property, under Cleveland Avenue, along the Westerville Community Center property, down to Heritage Park, and back to the finish/start line at the Sports Complex, adjacent to the new Veterans Memorial Plaza. Participants in the 5K receive an event T-shirt, race medal and other goodies. Kids Fun Run participants receive a medal. The event is pre-registration only.

Packet pickup will be from noon-6 p.m. the two days prior to the race, July 2 and July 3, at the Polaris Fleet Feet store, 1270 E. Powell Rd.

The race at the Sports Complex begins our day-long celebration of the Fourth, with our other dawn-to-dusk events, including:

The big State Street Parade (10:30 a.m.)

Free Concert and Food Truck Festival (5-10 p.m.)

Patriotic Fireworks Display (10 p.m.)

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