Thanks For Giving 4 Miler

Thu November 26 - Sun November 29 RaceJoy Ready

The Event

Our race has always been different - and this year, 2020, is no exception. As always, there is no official race fee and 100% of our net proceeds go to help those in need. However - due to the unprecedented circumstances, there is no official race course. Instead, we will providing a suggested course for you, and those close to you, to make your own memories – on your own time! We may be socially distant, but we can all share these miles in solidarity and carry on with the fun!! 

We will still be out on Thanksgiving morning collecting donations for those in need! We will be recognizing our amazing sponsors - and may even have some pies and giveaways for those who come out to donate! This year more than ever – people are counting on us! 

There will be a lot of developing details on how we are still ensuring this will be an amazing, and safe, community event!! 

Our goal has always been to feed as many families in Central Ohio as we can – and that has not changed! You can help! You can help by participating in our event, spreading the word on what we do, by making a donation. You decide on the donation and can feel great knowing that 100% of what you give will go directly to those in need.

To receive a t-shirt for the 2020 event, the system will automatically assess a minimum $35 donation for your shirt. You can donate additional funds beyond that amount if you choose, thank you for your generosity!

Create Your Own Memories and Miles

We may have to socially distance, but we can still share in these miles and carry on with the fun. The steps are simple.

1. Sign up here. There is zero cost to participate, However a $35 minimum donation is required to receive an event shirt!

2. Train. Enjoy this beautiful Ohio Autumn weather by getting outside, logging some miles and staying active!

3. Race! A perk in creating your own memories and miles, is choosing when and where to race. 

4. Upload your results here... and don't forget to share your race day fun on social media!

​The Fee

Our race is all about family, giving back, and having fun. There is no official race fee. You can give as much or as little as you want. However – a $35 minimum donation is required in order to get our amazingly soft t-shirt.

Our goal is to feed as many families in Central Ohio as we can – and you can help. You can help by running our race, spreading the word, and by making a donation. You decide on the donation – and how many meals you want to provide. Let’s make a difference. Learn more about The Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Life Care Alliance and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation

​The Cause

100% of the net proceeds will be donated to three local non-profit organizations; LifeCare Alliance, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation. All food donations go directly to the New Albany Food Pantry. All are great organizations, with staff and volunteers who work hard every day to make New Albany and Central Ohio a better place to live and work. How far will your dollar go?

Additional Race Information


Each Thanks For Giving 4 Miler registration comes with a super nice participant shirt. Extremely soft to the touch, great to wear around town or in the gym. Please note the vintage tri-blend tees are adult male sizes and tend to shrink a half size in the wash, also artwork may vary slightly from the samples below.

Shirts carry a mandated donation of $35.

Shirt Pickup

Please note - there is no shipping option available for this event. You must pick up your shirt at one of our two New Albany-based pickup events. 

Packet pick up info:

Wednesday 10am-6pm at the Wexner Community Pavilion

7600 Swickard Woods Blvd

New Albany, OH 43054


Thanksgiving Morning from 8am-10am at the Traditional Race Start

329 Market Street

New Albany, OH 43054

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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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 Thanks For Giving 4 Miler.

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.
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