New Albany Walking Classic

Sun September 13, 2020 New Albany, OH US 43054 Directions

10k Walk

$80 $45 8:00AM EDT Registration closes on September 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on September 11, 2020 at 12:00am EDT

Virtual 10k Walk

$80 $45 Registration closes on September 6, 2020 at 11:59am EDT and re-opens on September 11, 2020 at 12:00am EDT
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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.

Additional Event Information

Event transfers

If you would like to change your walk registration to participate with us virtually, please click here to view the help topic for event transfers and follow the instructions.

Early Packet Pickup

  • There is no packet pick-up on race day and packets will not be available after the Walk.
  • Early packet pick-up is held at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 West Main St., New Albany, Ohio 43054. 
  • Early packet pick-up dates and times are Friday, September 11, 2020, between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 12, 2020, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • A valid drivers 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!
  • The Walking Classic has a NO REFUND and no Bib transfer policy.

Need to change your vest size after registering?

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


Overall awards will be given to the top 3 women and men finishers. To be eligible for a top three award, judged racewalking rules will be applied. The two rules used in a judged racewalk are The Straight Knee Rule (the advancing leg must be straightened from the moment of first contact with the ground until in the vertical position) and The Contact Rule (the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible loss of contact occurs).

The top three women and men in each of the following age groups will receive awards after the results are validated. This can take up to two months. The age groups are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and above. Judged race walking rules will not be followed for age group awards. However, as a walking only event, anyone who runs, whether for a few steps or one minute will be disqualified.

Only those who sign up as a competitor will be eligible for an age group or overall award.

Are strollers and pets permitted in the Walk?

No. Baby joggers, bicycles, scooters, strollers, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted in the Walking Classic. Pets are not permitted. Unofficial support bikers are also not permitted. 


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