Fri October 23 - Sat October 31

Enjoy the fall season by joining the Canal Winchester Chamber for the 4th Annual Running Scared 5K and 1-Mile Family Run/Walk.

Grab your costumes and get moving for the best event of the season. We'll have an awesome long-sleeve shirt, race bib, and medal for all registrants in both events. This year it's a virtual event open from Oct 23-31st. Download the playlist, watch our stretch and warm-up video, and pick your favorite route. Upload your times and compare to other racers.

We are awarding prizes to the best costumes again, so snap a pic and upload it to 

Note: We've provided our normal race route for your reference, but you can also run/walk your own 5k or 1M path.

Additional Event Information

Early Packet Pickup

Stop by Nationwide Children's Close to Home in Canal Winchester (6365 Winchester Blvd 43110) on Friday, October 30 from 3p to 8p and get your shirt, medal, and bib number.

You can select to have your materials shipped directly to you during the registration process for an additional $11. All packets that are being mailed will be shipped out the week of November 2, 2020.

Costume Contest

We are awarding prizes to the best costumes again, so snap a pic and upload it to 

Costume prizes awarded to:

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


From October 23-31, 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. Contact Lori Williamson at 614.837.1556

Course Map

Come up with your own, or you can run the traditional Running Scared 5K route shown here. Use caution at all street crossings!

Race Contact Info

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

How Does A Virtual Race Work?

We may be socially distant, but we can all share these miles in solidarity and carry on with the fun. The steps are simple:

  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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