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Our Strength in Colors 5K will be held on Sunday, July 31st, at McNamara Park in Galena (7049 Big Walnut Rd Galena, OH US 43021)! We are excited to offer a Kid’s Dash for the 8 and under age group which will run at approximately 8:45 a.m. followed by the 9:00 a.m. start of the 5K. Both races will offer virtual and in-person registrations so anyone, anywhere can participate!
The purpose of The Crawford Crew's 5K is to Raise Awareness of HPV-Related Cancers, educate the community about prevention, and to support those in need of cancer screenings and emotional support.
According to the CDC, each year, about 36,500 new cases of cancer are associated with HPV: about 21,400 in women and 15,100 in men (there are 6 types of these cancers). All HPV-related cancers are preventable. Screenings, annual exams, education and the HPV vaccine are prevention!
Here are the colors that represent each of the cancers that we are raising awareness for:
Early packet pickup for in-person participants will take place at Columbus Running Company's Westerville location (50 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081) on Friday, July 29 from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday, July 30 from 10 am to 6 pm. Packet pickup is also available on race morning at the race site - McNamara Park. Virtual participants, your items will be mailed out on August 1 to your door (as detailed in the "shipping" section below).
There are two main parking areas at McNamara Park. The first is on the west side of the park at the shelter building (noted in yellow below). These lots are accessed off of Big Walnut Rd behind the Genoa Township building. The second is on the east side of the park by the barn (noted in red below). This lot is accessed off of S Old 3C Rd just north of Big Walnut Rd.
5K registrants will receive their choice of a race t-shirt or women's tank (see below), swag bag, and finisher medal! Please note that those registered by 11:59 PM on July 1 are guaranteed a shirt or women's tank.
Registration for the Kid's Dash does not include swag, but registrants have the choice to add on a t-shirt (see below) for an additional $10 (this option is available through 11:59 PM on July 1). Please note that those registered for the Kid's Dash after July 1 will not have the option to select a shirt.
All virtual participants will have materials mailed to them on Monday, August 1. Please note that virtual 5K registrants who are registered by 11:59 PM on July 1 are guaranteed a shirt or women's tank, and virtual Kid's Dash registrants who register by 11:59 PM on July 1 and have selected a shirt, will have materials mailed to them on August 1.
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Register for the 2023 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.
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Additional race information can be found at https://thecrawfordcrew.org/strengthincolors5k/.