Sun October 22, 2023 Columbus, OH 43235 US Directions
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Event Start Times

10:15 AM - Kids Fun Run

10:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk AND 1-Mile Walk


Register by October 3rd to be guaranteed your t-shirt!


Race For Hope was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy was diagnosed when she was 42 years old.  Peggy passed away at 45 years old three weeks before the first race. 

Tragically, after 12 years of warning others about this cancer in the under-50 population, Carleen's 22-year-old son Connor was diagnosed in February 2016. He passed away at the age of 23 in September 2016. He was misdiagnosed for months due to his age. 

The race continues for Peggy and Connor.

The race continues for Henry, the 26-year-old son of committee member Katie.  Henry was diagnosed at age 17 and passed away in May 2021.

The race continues for committee member Kristy Shannon, who passed away in June 2022.

The race continues for ALL whose lives have been turned upside down by this disease.

Who do you race for?

Please join us as we remember, take action, and bring hope.

This is a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile walk.  There will be a short kid's fun dash before the 5k begins.

How will you dress your derriere for the dash?

The mission is To Raise Awareness about colorectal cancer.
  • To educate on the signs and symptoms of this cancer, especially in the under-50 population
  • To remember lives lost to this cancer
  • To bring hope to those in treatment for this cancer
  • To take action against colorectal cancer

Join us as we take action against colorectal cancer, sign up today for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash

Additional Event Information

Swag Deadlines

Please register by October 1 to guarantee your t-shirt size! The first 300 registrations will receive swag bags.

Early Packet Pickup

Save time in line on race day and take advantage of the early packet pickup event at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr 43016). Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 20 (10a-8p) and Saturday, October 21 (10a-6p). If you cannot attend the early packet pickup dates/times, you can pick up your gear at the race at Worthington Hills Elementary School (1221 Candlewood Dr 43235) on event day starting at 9:00 AM.


There is ample parking around Worthington Hills Elementary School in the neighborhoods. Be a good neighbor, don't block anyone's driveway, and let's have a great morning!


Strollers are allowed at this event, please be courteous of all other participants. Our insurance policy for the event does not allow for participation with pets, please leave your dogs at home. Thank you for your cooperation.


Race Day Timeline

  • 9:00 AM - Race day registration and pickup will begin at Worthington Hills Elementary School
  • 10:00 AM - Opening remarks
  • 10:15 AM - The Kids Fun Run is underway!
  • 10:30 AM - The Race For Hope Derriere Dash 5K and 1-Mile Walk starts!
  • 11:30 AM - Awards are announced and raffle prize winners will be drawn


Awards will be provided for the 5K event to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, and also to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. 

Course Maps

Click here for both your 5K and 1-mile route maps.

The Race For Hope Derriere Dash is part of the 2023 RUNColumbus Race Series!

A Race Series for You!

Whether you thrive on head-to-head competition or prefer chasing your next personal record, the RUNColumbus Race Series is for you. A point-based race series, RUNColumbus is for runners of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

Your Goals. Your Series.

Register for the 2023 season and complete a minimum of six races in the series to receive the commemorative Finishers award and contend for a Championship or Age Group title. Complete the entire series and earn the distinction of being named a RUNColumbus Road Race Warrior.

Your Distance. Your Schedule.

RUNColumbus gives you race options from which to customize your series based on your objectives. Select the distances and dates that align with your goals and schedule.

So, are you ready to take the RUNColumbus Race Series challenge? Find out more details at 

Race Contact Info

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


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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 Race For Hope Derriere Dash.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To



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