New Albany Walking Classic

Race Date: TBD RaceJoy Ready
America's Largest Walking-Only Race is Coming to Your City... Virtually!

Because your wellbeing is our priority, the 16th annual New Albany Walking Classic presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is going virtual for 2020. The decision to cancel in-person participation originally scheduled for September 13, 2020, comes after a great deal of deliberation and consultation with health experts and local officials.

Although transitioning to a virtual race may be disappointing to some, we have received feedback from many, including some who have participated in the Walk for 15 years. Their concern about safety while standing on the starting line in tight quarters with 3000 participants was certainly not an example of practicing social distancing during this pandemic. We’ve listened, we’ve reacted and we are upbeat about continuing to provide an experience that is second to no other virtual race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


The New Albany Walking Classic is a 10k (6.2 miles) distance that is the largest walking-only event of its kind in North America. As of June 25, the 2020 event is now a virtual event.

Additional Event Information

Packet Pickup Options - September 8th - September 13th

  1. When you pick up your race packet in person at Columbus Running Company (50 N State St Westerville, OH 43081) you will receive a $15 coupon toward a minimum purchase of $40. The discount can only be used the day you pick up your packet. You may pick up your packet during regular store hours from September 8 - September 13, 2020.
    • Weekdays 10 am - 8 pm
    • Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
    • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm
  2. Select to have your swag shipped to you at no cost
    • If you already paid $30 for shipping you may ask for a refund or donate your $30 to Healthy New Albany, a non-profit organization that supports a food pantry and provides programming and services to those in Central Ohio.

​A valid driver's license (copies are accepted) must be presented to receive your packet.  If picking up for others, you must show a valid driver’s license (or a copy) for each person. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Need to change your vest size after registering?

You can do this through September 10, 2020, by following the instructions here: 

The Walking Classic has a NO REFUND and no Bib transfer policy.

Youth 10k option now available!

NEW THIS YEAR!! Adult family members who register at the standard entry fee can now add their children, ages 4 - 12 for only $15.00 per child. Children will receive a Walking Classic tee. The deadline to register to receive a tee is August 15, 2020. 

Race Contact Info

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


Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 New Albany Walking Classic.

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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