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Sat, March 23, 2024 Directions


Event Start Time

Kids Run: 8:45 AM

5K Run/Walk: 9:00 AM



Join us on March 23, 2024, to help kick cancer's butt. Virtual options are also available!

Why? Cancer touches the lives of millions of people each year. By participating you can kick cancer's butt because ALL proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society

The ACS helps people get well, they fund and conduct research to find cures, and they offer hope for the world with MORE BIRTHDAYS!

All participants in this 5K (in-person and virtual) will receive a medal, t-shirt, and race bag. Kids Run registrants receive a race bag. 

Register and help cancer patients become cancer survivors!

The Run For More Birthdays 5K is part of the 2024 season of the RUNColumbus Race Series!

Your 5K t-shirt is guaranteed through March 6!

Additional Race Information

Early Packet Pickup (for In-Person Participants only)

Save time and stop by Columbus Running Company's Westerville location on Friday, March 22 (10a-8p) ONLY to get your race materials. Stop in and visit the running and walking experts at the CRC, and maybe pick up a new shirt to wick away that sweat as you work hard toward your goals!

If you are unable to pick up your packet early, in-person registrants can collect their race materials at the event near the start line on race day beginning at 7:30a.

Shipping/delivery (for Virtual Participants only)

All virtual participants will have their materials shipped to them directly. Shipping is estimated to begin on March 25, 2024.


There is plenty of parking at Gahanna's Academy Park (1201 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230). Please plan to arrive in enough time to get parked, collect your materials, and warm up prior to your event's start time.

Race Day Timeline

  • 7:30a - Race day pickup and registration begins under the shelter at Academy Park
  • 8:45a - The Kids Run is underway!
  • 9:00a - The Run For More Birthdays 5K begins!
  • ~10:00a - Awards will be announced and presented near the finish line


All 5K finishers will receive a custom Run For More Birthdays medal. Additionally, special prizes will be given to select top finishers. Award categories are being finalized and will be posted here upon confirmation!

Safety & Course Map

Our insurance policy for the event specifically prohibits participation with pets, we ask that everyone please leave their dogs at home. Thank you for your understanding! Click here for a course map.

The Run For More Birthdays 5K is part of the 2024 RUNColumbus Race Series!

A Race Series for You!

Whether you thrive on head-to-head competition or prefer chasing your next personal record, the RUNColumbus Race Series is for you. A point-based race series, RUNColumbus is for runners of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

Your Goals. Your Series.

Register for the 2024 season and complete a minimum of six races in the series to receive the commemorative Finishers award and contend for a Championship or Age Group title. Complete the entire series and earn the distinction of being named a RUNColumbus Road Race Warrior.

Your Distance. Your Schedule.

RUNColumbus gives you race options from which to customize your series based on your objectives. Select the distances and dates that align with your goals and schedule.

So, are you ready to take the RUNColumbus Race Series challenge? Find out more details at 

Race Contact Info

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In-Person: Academy Park - Gahanna
Virtual: Anywhere you are!


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