Candy Race 5k Columbus

Race: Candy Race 5k Columbus
Sat July 29, 2023 Dublin, OH 43064 US Directions
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We are SOLD OUT - thank you!



9801 Hyland-Croy Rd
Dublin, OH US 43064


IMPORTANT - Road Construction

If you are coming from east or west, more than likely your GPS will direct you to US-33 and have you turn onto Post Road onto Hyland-Croy Road which goes straight to Glacier Ridge Metro Park.  This will cause you to be late if you aren't arriving early.

Rather, if using US-33;

Turn off into Dublin, go down Muirfield Drive to Brand Road to Hyland-Croy or for those coming from Marysville, turn onto Industrial Parkway to Mitchell-Dewitt to Hyland Croy.

Either way, please leave early so you don't arrive late - let your friends know


Join us for another year of the sweetest, most deliciously fun 5k around. Whether you are a first time participant or you have joined us before, you'll love the fun environment welcoming environment of Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Central Ohio! When you finish, don't be bashful to raise your arms and celebrate your accomplishment and collect a beautiful medal (oh and candy)! Make sure you smile for our photographer so you and your friends/family can enjoy your beautiful (and free) race photo for years to come!

All 5k participants, in-person and virtual will receive the following;

  • Colorful, Fun T-Shirt
  • Large, Custom Medal
  • Custom Bib Number
  • Candy Packet
  • A pair of cool shades for the hot summer sun!


  • 1st Place Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Place Overall Male and Female Age Groups
  • 14 and Under, 15 to 19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

Race Start Time

  • Jelly Tot Dash - 8:00 am
  • 5k Run/Walk - 8:05 am

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

  • Thursday July 27
  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • RoadRunner Sports
  • 3687 Park Mill Run Drive, Hilliard

Race Day Packet Pickup

  • Saturday July 29
  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am
  • Glacier Ridge Metro Park

How Pricing Works

5k Run / Walk

  • Participants 1 - 50:  $25
  • Participants 51 - 150:  $30
  • Participants 151 - 250: $35
  • Participants 251+ $40


Charity Partner

Keeping Families Close

When a child is in the hospital, family needs to be close. The Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio is located directly across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, only steps away. Open 365 days a year, the House helps facilitate the family-centered care that fosters health and well-being for the whole family


Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Candy Race 5k Columbus.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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