Cardinal Cross Country Series

Tue July 7 - Tue July 28, 2020 Westerville, OH US 43081 Directions

Adult Cardinal XC 3K event(s)

$12.50 - $37.50 07/07 - 07/28 7:00PM - 7:00PM EDT
Events: All Cardinal XC Series Adult 5K Events Cardinal XC Adult 5K Race #1 - July 7 Cardinal XC Adult 5K Race #2 - July 14 Cardinal XC Adult 5K Race #3 - July 21 Cardinal XC Adult 5K Race #4 - July 28

Youth Cardinal XC 3K event(s)

$12.50 - $37.50 07/07 - 07/28 6:30PM - 6:30PM EDT
Events: All Cardinal XC Series Youth 1.5 Mile Events Cardinal XC Youth 1.5 Mile Race #1 - July 7 Cardinal XC Youth 1.5 Mile Race #2 - July 14 Cardinal XC Youth 1.5 Mile Race #3 - July 21 Cardinal XC Youth 1.5 Mile #4 - July 28

Tuesday nights this summer are going to be awesome! Join Columbus Running Company and Otterbein University for this summer's hottest events, the Cardinal Cross Country Series.

Held on Otterbein's cross country course, we'll get you out on the grass for some summer evening fun. Young athletes will have an opportunity to compete in their favorite sport during the offseason, and the adults will have a unique opportunity to join in the fun, too. All ages are welcome to these events.

New in 2020!

As with last year, we are still going to have the start/finish on the east side of the property, on the Otterbein practice football field, just across West St/Africa Rd from Cryan Veterinary Hospital (please do not park here). Also, there will be slight changes to both race distances from what we ran last year. All youth participants will be running a 1.5-Mile route, and all adult participants will be running a 5K distance for all 2020 series events. We'll start each evening with a youth 1.5-Mile race (must be 13 or younger to participate) at 6:30 pm and conclude with the adult open 5K at 7:00 pm.

Come run with us this summer, and have a blast on the grass!

New in 2020!

We've got new courses for both the youth 1.5-mile event and adult 5K. We will be publishing them soon right here so you can check them out and prep early if you want a preview. 

Not sure about joining in? You'll fit right in. All ages and abilities are welcome, we think you'll have a great time. Come run with us!

Additional Information

Packet Pickup

For each race there will be no early packet pickup. Your bib number and safety pins can be picked up at the race site on race day beginning at 5:30 pm. Come to the CRC tent near the finish line to check-in. Simple! We will have on-site race-day registration available by cash/check/credit card for $15. Please note there will be a small processing fee for all credit card transactions.


There is ample parking for this event at the Otterbein football stadium, a 1/2 mile walk from the race finish line. You can also park across Cleveland Ave from the course at the soccer complex (please use the crosswalk appropriately, as Cleveland Avenue is BUSY at this time of day). Please DO NOT park at the Westerville Recreation Center (right next to the course on Cleveland Ave) OR the Cryan Veterinary Hospital (directly across from the course on West St).


What shoes should I wear?

If you've got cross country spikes, we highly recommend bringing 'em out and lacing up. Regular running shoes will serve you fine if you don't have a set of spikes at home. If you think you might want to get a pair of spikes, visit your nearest Columbus Running Company location to try some on. The course may occasionally be a bit muddy in places. If you are concerned and have an older pair of shoes, it might not hurt to pack them in your bag just in case things are a little sloppy on race day. 


Results will be based on gun time and will be published live for each event. Be sure to bookmark on your phone so you can check your time right after you finish. Be sure to select the correct date and event when viewing results.


In order to keep costs down and provide a great race day experience, event shirts for single-race participants are optional and available for purchase during the online registration process. Full series registrants not only receive discounted pricing but also get a t-shirt included! Shirts are only available for ordering through July 7th. What's stopping you? Register now and join us for all four events! 

Race series points scoring

We're going to do series scoring again for those who want to see how they stack up against the competition on a week-to-week basis. Full details and scoring are available at  

Not allowed

No pets, bicycles, pogo sticks, hoverboards, or drones allowed. This event is all about the running!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

299 N West St
Westerville, OH US 43081

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