Thanksforgiving 4 Miler

Thu November 28, 2019 New Albany, OH US 43054 Directions RaceJoy Ready

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. 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 feel good knowing that 100% of what you give will go directly to those in need.

The Organizing Committee of the New Albany Charity Run is excited to announce the New Albany Thanksforgiving 4 Miler and kids run!  The fun will begin at Market Square in New Albany on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.​

We are very excited to build on the success of the past three years and to benefit the great local organizations in 2019; The Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Life Care Alliance and The New Albany Thanksgiving Day fund at the New Albany Community Foundation. 

All are welcome, including competitive runners, joggers, walkers and strollers wanting to enjoy time with friends and loved ones before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope this event provides the opportunity to gather with the community to raise funds and awareness for our beneficiaries.  

All donated canned goods during race week go directly to the New Albany Food Pantry.

Additional Race Information


Each Thanksforgiving 4 Miler registration comes with an super nice participant shirt. Extremely soft to the touch, great to wear around town or in the gym. Please note the vintage triblend 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 are earned by contributions of $20 or more!

Early Packet Pickup

Save time in line on race day, and stop by the New Albany Food Pantry (79 North High Street New Albany, OH 43054) on Tuesday, November 26 (10a-8p) or Wednesday, November 27 (10a-6p) and get your race number and t-shirt in advance. Race day pickup will also be available near the start line beginning at 630a, though we do highly recommend taking advantage of early packet pickup hours to ensure a smooth race-day experience.

Event Day Timeline

6:30 am: Race day check-in and registration begins

8:00 am: Opening ceremony begins

8:15 am: Kids Dash begins!

8:30 am: The Thanks For Giving 4 Miler kicks off!


The top 3 overall male and female finishers will receive special prizes, and the top male and female finishers in each of the following age groups will receive a large pumpkin pie: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-45, 46-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available throughout downtown New Albany including Market Square, the Heit Center, Plain Local school lots, and the Church of the Resurrection. Please note there is no race day parking at CVS.


A course map for the 4 Miler can be viewed by clicking here. Strollers are allowed, please line up at the back at the start per our insurer's request. For the safety of all participants please no bicycles, hoverboards, skateboards, inline skates, or participation with pets.

Race Contact Info

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

240 Market St
New Albany, OH US 43054
Race Website

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Thanksforgiving 4 Miler.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Thanksforgiving 4 Miler is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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