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Don Scott Trot 5K

Sun August 25, 2024 Columbus, OH 43235 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


5K Run/Walk - IN-PERSON

$40 $30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Race - IN-PERSON

$15 7:45AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT



The Don Scott Trot: 5K on the Runway is a signature event at The Ohio State University Airport. Participants enjoy the annual opportunity to be on grounds typically reserved for aircraft.

This special event fosters awareness, unity, and community pride in the airport. In 2024 the 5K will be held on August 25th at 8 a.m. Free parking will be on-site at the airport.

Additional Race Information


There is ample parking in the airport lots. Enter the airport grounds off of West Case Rd, just east of Sawmill Rd.

Early Packet Pickup

Race packets and shirts may be picked up early at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location only on Friday, August 23 (10AM-8PM) and Saturday, August 24 (10AM-6PM). You may also pick up your packets at the race beginning at 7:00 am on August 25. All race day activities will be based out of Hangar 7. There will be plenty of signage at the airport on race day to direct you where to go.

Please note: there is no race day registration, race day will offer pickup only.


There are no top finisher or age group awards, all finishers will receive an awesome 5K on the Runway participation medal. You won't want to miss this!


Registration fees include a finishers medal, an awesome race t-shirt, and a fun time on The Ohio State University Airport Don Scott Field runway. Kids fun run participants will also receive t-shirts and medals.

Post-Race Snacks

Stick around after for post-race refreshments and snacks.


This race is stroller-friendly. You may wear headphones, but please keep the volume at a level that enables you to hear instructions from race personnel and volunteers. Spectators are asked to stay within the start/finish line area and any warm-up activities should be performed near the race hangar. For the safety of all involved, participation with bicycles, scooters, hoverboards, and pets are all strictly prohibited.


Learn about the event beneficiary, Ohio State Flight Education student scholarships!

Ohio State’s premier Flight Education program prepares students to become high-achieving pilots across the aviation industry. However, the fees associated with flight courses can prevent some students from reaching their full career potential. Funds collected will provide scholarship support for students training to receive their pilot certificates from the introductory to advanced levels.

By supporting the university’s Flight Education program, Ohio State Airport aims to give wings to the next generation of aviation professionals. Learn more about the program online at

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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 Don Scott Trot 5K.

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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