Sat October 29, 2022 Directions
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Enjoy the fall season by joining the Canal Winchester Chamber for the 6th Annual Running Scared 5K and 1-Mile Family Run/Walk at Canal Winchester High School!

Grab your costumes and get moving for the best event of the season. We'll have an awesome newly designed long-sleeve shirt (while supplies last), race bib, and medal for all registrants in both events. Shirts and shirt sizes are guaranteed for those who register on or before September 12. Shirts and shirt sizes are first come, first serve for participants who register on September 13 and later. This year, our in-person event will take place on October 29th at Canal Winchester High School (in past years we have been at Hanner's Park). We are also offering a virtual event run on your own and open from Oct 29th through November 5th.

We will again have a downloadable playlist and a stretch clinic. Virtual participants can pick their favorite route. Virtual runners can upload their times during the event window and compare them to other racers, while in-person participants will be electronically chip-timed.

We are awarding prizes to the best costumes again. Costume prizes will be awarded to:

  • Adults: funniest, scariest, and best team costumes
  • Under 16: funniest, scariest, and most popular on Facebook

Note: for the virtual participants we've provided our race route from Canal Winchester High School for your reference, but you can also run/walk your own 5k or 1M path.

Additional Event Information

Packet Pickup

There will be NO early packet pickup for this race. All packet pickup will take place on race morning, starting at 9:00 am in the south parking lot of Canal Winchester High School (this is the parking lot between the high school and the stadium). The race will begin at 10:00AM.

Virtual runners: you can select to have your materials shipped directly to you during the registration process for an additional $10. All packets that are being mailed will be shipped out the week of October 31, 2022. If you do NOT select shipping within the registration process, you MUST pick up your packet at early packet pickup (see early packet pickup details above).

Race Day Timeline

9:00 am - Race day check-in and packet pickup begins at Canal Winchester High School, Health Fair Begins (CWHS Cafeteria)

10:00 am - 5K and 1-Mile start

12:00 pm - Event ends

Costume Contest

We are awarding prizes to the best costumes again. Costume prizes awarded to:

  • Adults: Funniest, Scariest and Best Team Costumes
  • Under 16: Funniest, Scariest and Most Popular on Facebook


This event needs volunteers to help before, during, and after the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form. An email will be sent out a few days prior to the event with a location and parking details. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

Virtual Results

From October 24-31, you can participate in your event and submit your results. Details for submission are provided on the website here. There are no awards for this virtual event.

Become a sponsor

Support the race by becoming a sponsor. We know you understand the importance of maintaining a strong community. That’s why we are offering you this opportunity to become a sponsor of the Running Scared 5K. All money raised benefits future community programming and activities. There are many sponsorship levels and advertising benefits. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please reach out to Tera Bell at! Please reference information on our sponsorship opportunities in the PDF below:

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Contact Info

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

How Does A Virtual Race Work?

  1. Sign up
  2. Train for your race
  3. Run or walk your race
  4. Submit Your Results

Get started today and get prepped for the 4th Annual Running Scared 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital!


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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 6th Annual Running Scared 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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


Live/in-person event: Canal Winchester High School
Virtual event: Anywhere you are!


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