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2020 Guide to Family Fun Runs in Columbus

By Alicia A., NE Columbus Macaroni Kid Mom Ambassador March 6, 2021

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

https://www.sciotomiles.com/


ChooChoo 9 miler 4/5/2020

Columbus, OH

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/CRCSpringDistanceRace


Bailey Bulldog 5k & Kids Dash 5/01/2020

Bailey Elementary, Dublin, OH

https://mybaileypto.com/bailey-bulldog-5k-and-kids-dash/


Zoo “Ele-FUN-run” 5/16/2020

Columbus Zoo, Powell, OH

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Powell/ZooRunRun5KMonkey1MilerKidsEleFUNRunRunorWalk


The great inflatable race 5/30/2020

Hilliard OH

https://www.thegreatinflatablerace.com/Columbus


Capes and Crowns 5k 5/31/2020

Westerville, OH

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/CapesCrowns5k


The Great Amazing Race 6/6/2020

Park of Roses, Westerville, OH

https://greatamazingrace.com/


OhioHealth MommyMile 6/14/2020

Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus OH

https://m3ssports.com/events/ohiohealth-mommymile/


Columbus Foam Fun Run 6/20/2020

Columbus, OH

http://columbusfoamrun.com/


The color run 7/22/2020

Columbus OH

https://www.raceentry.com/the-color-run-columbus/race-information


Dublin Irish Festival Kids Dash 7/30/2020

Dublin, OH

https://dublinirishfestival.org/igs-energy-dif-5k-kids-dash/


Run like a girl 9/26/2020

Columbus, OH

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/RunLikeAGirlHalfMarathon10K5K


Highlights kids run 10/19/2020

Columbus, OH

https://www.columbusmarathon.com/kids-run


Brutus Bolts Kid Race/Ohio State 4 Miler 10/25/2020

https://ohiostatefourmiler.com/


Hot Chocolate Run 11/22/2020

Columbus OH

https://www.hotchocolate15k.com/columbus

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