Columbus Donut Run 2020

Sun October 25 - Sun November 1

The Columbus Donut Run is an annual 5K running/walking event to benefit Head and Neck Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). All funds raised by the event benefit the Joan Bisesi Fund for Head and Neck Cancer Oncology Research at The OSUCCC – James.

The Columbus Donut Run is the original 5K that pays homage to the donut. We are also proud to be one of the three featured races in The James 5K Race Series!

Although the coronavirus pandemic has derailed many athletic events worldwide, we are happy to announce that the 7th Annual Columbus Donut Run is still scheduled to take place in October 2020.

This year’s event will be a virtual 5K run/walk, which will allow participants to compete safely from their home or favorite running trail. All proceeds earned will continue to support Head and Neck Cancer Research and the Joan Bisesi Fund for Head and Neck Oncology Research at the OSUCCC - James.

Registration for this year’s event is $15 per person. Registration includes a custom Columbus Donut Run face mask, 5K medal (for those registered by 9 AM on October 12), and coupon offers to local donut vendors. Vintage Columbus Donut Run apparel options are also available as add-ons to your registration price. These options are available during your registration process. Shipping is ONLY AVAILABLE for those registered by October 18, 2020. All those registering after October 18 will be required to pick up their materials at the early packet pickup.

Thank you so much for your support!

Race Contact Info

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Additional Race Information

The James 5K Race Series

The Columbus Donut Run is proud to be a part of the James 5K Race Series. You can learn more about the series here: 


Early Packet Pickup

Shipping of your race kit is an option to choose during your registration process. If you do not choose to ship you will be required to pick up your race kit at our early packet pickup. Early packet pickup will be hosted by Columbus Running Company at their Dublin location ONLY (6465 Perimeter Dr Dublin OH 43016). On Thursday, October 22, Friday, October 23, Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, your materials (Columbus Donut Run face mask and medal, as well as any additional apparel you have purchased) will be available during normal store hours (10a-8p Th-Fr, 10a-6p Sat, 12p-4p Sun) at CRC Dublin. 

Please note that if you do not choose the shipping option, PACKET PICKUP IS ONLY AT CRC'S DUBLIN LOCATION!


For help with team registration and/or creation, please view the help topic by clicking here. If you forgot to join a team during the registration process but would like to later, you can do that! Just follow the instructions here.

How do I report my virtual 5K results?

Check out our page dedicated to sharing how and when you can submit your personal 5K results, click here.

What if my question isn't answered here?

Please use the "QUESTIONS" button to contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.

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