Christmas in July 5k Walk & Fun Run benefiting Wagons Ho Ho Ho

Sun July 25, 2021 Gahanna, OH 43230 US

5K Walk & Fun Run

8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

1.8 Mile Walk

8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Academy Park
1201 Cherry Bottom Rd.
Gahanna, OH US 43230

Sign up for our In-Person 5K Walk & Fun Run on July 25 or if you prefer, do a Virtual Race - run/walk anytime and anywhere through September 30, 2021! You still get a medal, swag bag and t-shirt for participating.  PLUS, you'll be supporting one of the best charities in Columbus - Wagons Ho Ho Ho! If you run in-person, Santa himself (and his many elves) will be there to cheer you on! Read about our COVID precautions here.

ALL Walk & Fun Run race participants receive:

  • T-shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Swag bag (more than $25 of free product coupons from our sponsors)

Wagons Ho Ho Ho is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to provide wagons filled with a Christmas dinner for children and families in dire need of assistance during the holidays. Each year on the first Saturday in December, more than 700 volunteers come together for one day to build 1,500 wagons and pack Christmas dinners for families throughout Ohio.

A bright shiny wagon under the tree. It’s a simple pleasure that every child deserves ... don’t you agree? 100% of all donations go directly to helping families in need.  We believe that these wagons deliver more than food and a toy.  We believe that it represents HOPE. We truly believe ... every child deserves a Christmas. Read more about the wonderful things we do for the community at

Packet Pickup and Check-in

Packet pickup: 

Thursday, July 22  11 am - 6:30 pm

Friday, July 23  11 am - 6:30 pm

Packet pickup location:

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 6116 Cleveland Ave, Columbus 43231

(614) 794-2008

Race day packet pickup starts at 7:00 am. Please allow time to check-in at the shelter house prior to the start of the race.


The 5K Run/Walk course leaves from Academy Park onto the Big Walnut Trail. The trail follows the Big Walnut Creek. The first part of the course heads north to Morse Road, with a turnaround and then head south past the park entrance. There is a second turnaround at the south end of the course and then head to the finish. All of the course is on paved trail.

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