Big Bad Wolfe Run presented by adidas

Sun September 30, 2018 Columbus, OH US 43209 Directions

20 Mile Run

$65 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2018 at 8:00am EDT

10 Mile Run/Walk

$50 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2018 at 8:00am EDT

5K Run/Walk

$40 8:10AM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends September 30, 2018 at 8:00am EDT

Kid's Run - approx. 100 meters

$0 7:45AM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2018 at 7:45am EDT

About this Race

Whether you're getting ready for that Fall full or half marathon or looking to test your summer training in a 5K, the Big Bad Wolfe Run is for you. We have race options of 5K, 10 miles, and 20 miles. Join us on September 30th for something great, the Big Bad Wolfe Run.  This race is all on the paved asphalt Alum Creek Trail, it is not a trail run.

We're going to deliver great swag, finisher medals for everyone, and a fun time. You're going to deliver the memories. Band together with the rest of the villagers and come run with us! 

As you take part in the Big Bad Wolfe Run, you'll be joining in the tradition of keeping the big bad wolf at bay. Just as the folks of Central Ohio have done for generations, kick off your Fall by wearing red and hitting the paths in memory of Little Red.


Support United Way of Central Ohio!

This year's Big Bad Wolfe Run will be accepting donations to fight poverty in our community through United Way of Central Ohio. Founded in 1923, United Way of Central Ohio is one of the largest United Ways in the country, bringing together more than 80,000 donors, advocates and volunteers to become a powerful force for good. Registrants can donate to United Way of Central Ohio here, and also take things to the next level by signing up to do some additional fundraising and become a Hand Raiser.

Check out their 2017 campaign video below to learn how your donation dollars help your community.

Additional Race Information

The Big Bad Wolfe Run?

The Big Bad Wolfe Run pays tribute to one of the legends of central Ohio, Little Red.  For the full story, please be sure to read up on the legend of Little Red here.  


A gray hooded sweatshirt will be included as part of your registration fee. Register now to guarantee yourself some awesome swag!

All 20 Miler, 10 Miler, and 5K finishers will receive a sweet Big Bad Wolfe Run finisher medal. All Kid's Run participants will receive a ribbon.

Course details

Want to know where the aid stations are? Restrooms? Check out our full-featured map that shows everything along the course.

Need to switch your event after you've registered?

You can do that! Whether you want to jump up or down in distance, it's important for both safety and awards purposes to be sure you're registered for the proper event you'll do on race day. Simply follow the instructions here and you'll be all set! Please note: this event transfer service is available through 11:59pm on September 29.

Early Packet Pickup

Race packets may be picked up early at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr) on Friday, September 28 (10AM-8PM) and Saturday, September 29 (10AM-6PM). You may also pick up your packets at the race beginning at 7:00 am on September 30.


There is parking at Wolfe Park, across Broad St at St Charles Preparatory School, and a bit south at Academy Park. For additional parking information, please view the parking map (subject to change, final details will be provided during race week).

Race Day Registration

If the event is not sold out, there will be race day registration beginning at 7:00 am. If the event reaches capacity, there will be no race day registration. This messaging will update as the race date nears.


Each of the 20 Mile, 10 Mile, and 5K races will be chip timed, and all finishers will receive an awesome medal (Kid's Run Participants will receive a ribbon) to honor their accomplishment. Top finishers and age group winners in each event will receive special awards and recognition.

Create a Team

Have fun with a group and participate as a team. Each team member must individually pre-register under their team name. The first person signing up for a team will create the team during the registration process and all others signing up for that team will select their team name during their registration. For help with team registration and/or creation, please view the help topic by clicking here.

Participant Guidelines

Running with a stroller is absolutely fine. At the race start, please line up at the back of the pack for safety reasons. Running with dogs is prohibited: as is bicycling, inline skating, scooters, hoverboards, etc. Walking (5K and 10 Mile events only) and running only in this event. 

What time does the course close?

The course will remain open for all events for 4 hours and 35 minutes. Most notably, this means that participants in the 20-mile event must maintain a 13:45/mile pace. 

Race Contact Info

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