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John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk

Sat September 14, 2024 Columbus, OH 43219 US Directions


5K Run & Walk

$50 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 13, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Race start time: 9:00 AM on September 14, 2024

Join us on the runway as we bring back the John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk this September! Participants will receive a t-shirt, commemorative medal, and swag bag. Proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight Columbus, a nonprofit organization that provides senior veterans with a day in the nation’s capital to visit the memorials built in their honor. Our previous five races have raised over $347,000 combined, and this year we’re aiming to fund a full flight for veterans once again. 

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Additional Race Information


Free race day parking will be at the Airside Business Park (4510 Bridgeway Ave., Columbus, OH 43219) directly across from the Airfield Maintenance Facility. Carpooling with your friends and family is encouraged.

Race Day Timeline

7:30 AM - Race day packet pickup will begin. There will be no race day registration.

8:45 AM - Packet pickup closes and participants must be at the start line for a safety briefing.

9:00 AM - The John Glenn International Runway 5K Run & Walk takes off! No late starts will be allowed.

10:00 AM - Awards! 

10:30 AM - Race is finished, all participants, volunteers, and staff must be off of the course.


- Bags and backpacks will not be permitted on-site

- No pets are permitted on-site

- Only registered participants wearing bib numbers are allowed on the course. Non-registered spectators can greet participants at the finish line.

- Pursuant to ORC 2923.1212 deadly weapons or dangerous ordnances of any kind are not permitted on the premises


To ensure safety, all participants must remain on the marked course/pavement. All packages, participants, and spectators are subject to screening upon entering the race staging area. Strollers will be permitted on the course and are also subject to inspection. Children riding in strollers must remain in the strollers for the duration of the race. Only children who are registered for the event will receive medals and bibs.  


The event will be held rain or shine. The race may be canceled in the event of severe weather or other factors preventing the safe operation of the airport and race. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be given.


Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, a race bag, and other goodies!

Course Map

We will be flying on a new course in 2024, we'll post the details here once they're finalized. The same start/finish line location as all past events will be utilized.

Race Contact Info

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The John Glenn International Runway 5K is part of the 2024 RUNColumbus Race Series!

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