My family isn’t big on “resolutions” but as far as the “New Year, New you” attitude, we try to look for ways to commit to a new experience. My kiddos are incredibly active, but Dad and I… not so much. We have made a lot of health changes to boost our energy in the previous year, so for 2020 our “something new” will be participating in a family fun run!
Now before you groan, running is actually a fitness activity that the whole family can get involved in. Unlike any other sports, running activities can accommodate any fitness level or ability. Even myself, who would currently only run if someone was chasing me (or stole my pizza).
There are numerous races around the area that are geared towards family fun and simply being active, as opposed to ready, set, GO..in a straight line.
We have compiled a list of currently scheduled, kid-friendly runs in the area. From superheroes to an explosion of Rainbows, we have fun options throughout the year! Our personal favorite is the Great Inflatable Race. We hope to see you out there!
Scioto Mile free Kids race 3/8/2020 & 3/29/2020
Scioto Mile, Columbus OH
ChooChoo 9 miler 4/5/2020
Bailey Bulldog 5k & Kids Dash 5/01/2020
Bailey Elementary, Dublin, OH
Zoo “Ele-FUN-run” 5/16/2020
Columbus Zoo, Powell, OH
The great inflatable race 5/30/2020
Capes and Crowns 5k 5/31/2020
The Great Amazing Race 6/6/2020
Park of Roses, Westerville, OH
OhioHealth MommyMile 6/14/2020
Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus OH
Columbus Foam Fun Run 6/20/2020
The color run 7/22/2020
Dublin Irish Festival Kids Dash 7/30/2020
Run like a girl 9/26/2020
Highlights kids run 10/19/2020
Brutus Bolts Kid Race/Ohio State 4 Miler 10/25/2020
Hot Chocolate Run 11/22/2020
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