Fri May 8 - Sun May 31

As of 848a on April 22, 2020, the Kaleidoscope Virtual Run is SOLD OUT! Thank you all for your interest, we'll be in touch with all registered participants soon with details on shipping, results posting, and more!


The Kaleidoscope Virtual Run & Walk

The Kaleidoscope Run & Walk is a virtual race. We may be socially distant, but we can all share these miles in solidarity. As you take part, you can choose to cover 5K, 10K, a half marathon, or a marathon, and you can complete your distance anytime from May 8 through May 31. Just put in the miles, share your results with us, and earn both your finisher medal and your race shirt.

Why the Kaleidoscope?

We all come from different backgrounds. Whether it be ethnic, racial, socio-economic, or something as simple as your background in running or walking. We can all bring our own unique flavor and ideas to form a beautiful community of runners and walkers, much like the different colors and hues band together uniquely to form a beautiful kaleidoscope. All of the pieces of a kaleidoscope are infinitely stronger when they band together and unite as one, just as we are all so much stronger when we unite as a community under one cause.

In tough times, we often hear tremendous stories of perseverance, desire, willpower, and more. From these come outstanding achievement. All of these traits are attainable if we band together as a community and rise up in this great time of uncertainty. There is no better time than now. By creating this virtual run/walk, we hope that we can help to further a beautiful sense of community and togetherness, because that is what our world needs right now. Get outside as you're able. Go for a run or walk. Let yourself be immersed in one of life's greatest pleasures and let's show everyone that nothing can stop us. Blaze your own trail. Run or walk one of your favorite scenic routes. Go the distance for social distance. Our global running and walking community can be a beautiful kaleidoscope for others to see. It all starts here.

Additional Event Information


Your registration fee includes ALL of the following:

  • Kaleidoscope Run/Walk finisher medal
  • Kaleidoscope Run/Walk short-sleeve t-shirt
  • Kaleidoscope Run/Walk bib number
  • Shipping of all items direct to your door (items for registrants as of 5/3/20 should arrive on/about 5/8/20 - all registrants 5/4/20 and beyond will have items shipped daily while registration remains open)
  • Being part of a running/walking community movement of epic proportions!


  • Join us in our Strava group ( so everyone can see where you chose to run or walk your virtual race!
  • When you get your gear, upload your run and include a "finish line photo" of yourself wearing your race shirt, bib, and finisher medal!





Use the hashtag #kaleidoscoperun on all your social media platforms and encourage your friends to join you!



Did you have a spring race canceled or postponed? Here is your chance to put that training into action. Even if that canceled/postponed race offered a virtual option, why not double up and get twice the swag? We're providing distance options of 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon. You'll report your results for your event (instructions will be sent on May 8) and the result pages will be created dynamically as participants self-report. Pick your favorite distance and register today! Please note: Kaleidoscope Virtual Run/Walk swag is the same for all distance options.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

About the event organizers

Columbus Running Company Event Management is an event management and race timing company that finds itself in a unique moment when we can't go out and put on mass participation races. We hope that you can join us as we host our virtual event, and we can't wait for you to see a more traditional starting line soon if that's your thing!


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