Sat October 26, 2019 Canal Winchester, OH US 43110 Directions
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Continue to enjoy the fall season by joining the Canal Winchester Chamber for the 3rd annual Running Scared 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk at Hanners Park. Registration and festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with music, face painting, guided stretching, costume contests, and a 20-yard dash for all the “Little Boos” in attendance. Costumes are encouraged!

Feeling up for a challenge? Carry a pumpkin as you run/walk and prove you are one tough pumpkin! Successfully carry it across the finish line and it is yours to keep! Paid participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and a medal upon completion.

Additional Event Information

Early Packet Pickup

Save time in line on Saturday morning and pick up your gear early. Stop by Nationwide Children's in Canal Winchester (6365 Winchester Blvd 43110) Thursday, October 24 or Friday, October 25 from 10a to 6p and get your shirt and bib number.

Race day registration and pickup are also available at Hanner's Park from 8:30a to 9:45a.


There is plenty of parking at Hanners Park and at David Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Costume Contest

Costumes are highly encouraged for the event. Dress up and you'll be entered into the costume contest. 

Race Day Timeline

  • 8:30 AM - Race day registration and check-in begins
  • 9:30 AM - Costume contests
  • 9:40 AM - "Little Boos" 20-yard Dash takes place
  • 9:45 AM - Stretch clinic
  • 10:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk begins, 1 Mile will begin immediately following the 5K start

Am I allowed?

Running strollers are allowed, please line up at the back of the pack at the beginning. For the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed: pets, bicycles, inline skates, hoverboards, etc. This is a running/walking event only.

5K/1-Mile registration pricing

  • Through Sept 2 - $30
  • Sept 3 - Oct 25 - $35
  • Race day - $40

Fee includes pre-race events, chip timing, race t-shirt, and finisher medal. We're sorry, but registration is non-refundable.


Medals will be given to all paid participants after crossing the finish line.


Overall results will be posted live from the finish line at - you can sign up for immediate text/email notifications during your registration process. There are no age group awards for this 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. Contact Lori Williamson at 614.837.1556

5K Route Map

Race Contact Info

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at 3rd Annual Running Scared 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

3rd Annual Running Scared 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Sponsored by Nationwide Children's Hospital is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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