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The Frozen Banana Race is organized by 15-year-old Ian Montgomery. The race was initiated in 2015 and has been in the running ever since. Ian’s motive for organizing this race is to support the fight for cancer; one which his Grandma “Nana” and Aunt lost. In 2015, Ian wanted to volunteer and give back to the community. He is both an avid runner and hockey fan. Therefore, he came to the conclusion to organize a race that gives back to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. Ian chose the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation because of their pediatric cancer program.
Year one of conducting the race was all experimental. Ian wanted to name the race after his Nana; hence why the race name “banana” rhymes with “Nana”. The first year included a total of over $2,000 raised for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation along with 30 participants. The next year the race saw a drastic increase with over $3,000 raised and around 50 participants. Last year, the race saw even further support from the community and raised about $3,500 with over 60 participants.
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There is ample parking very near the start/finish line in the northwest lot of the Dublin Community Recreation Center. It is recommended to be at the start line by at least 10:45 AM so the event can begin on time.
Hot chocolate, water, and other treats will be offered before and after the race. Immediately after the race, the raffle will take place and winners will be called. You can only win a total of one raffle maximum.
This year, every participant will receive five raffle tickets along with a Frozen Banana Race drawstring bag. The bag will include additional goodies inside.
Dublin Community Recreation Center
5600 Post Rd
Dublin, OH 43017