2021 Guide to Family Fun Runs in Columbus and Beyond

By Alicia A., NE Columbus Macaroni Kid Mom Ambassador April 27, 2021

With Covid ongoing, and the opportunity for a vaccine providing hope for more social interactions, many of us are looking for ways to return to a more active lifestyle.

Running is an amazing fitness activity that the whole family can get involved in, while still maintaining social distance, or staying close to home. 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). While most of these races offer a virtual enrollment, there are also numerous virtual-only races that are geared towards family fun and simply being active as a family if you aren't ready for social activities yet!

We have compiled a list of currently scheduled, kid-friendly runs in the Columbus area, as well as a few awesome virtual ones! From Sesame Street to colorful Candy themes, we have fun options to get your family out and moving!

Mother's Day, I love Mom! 1mi, 5k, 10k
Sunday, May 9, 2021
2845 Home Rd, Powell, OH 43065

Panther Prowl 5k Glow Run
Friday, May 14, 2021
2549 Panther Dr. NE, New Lexington, OH US 43764

Run with Passion 5k
Saturday, June 12, 2021
9801 Hyland-Croy Rd, Dublin, OH US 43064 (Glacier Ridge Metro Park)

Lemon Trails
Saturday, June 26, 2021
4301 Hoffman Farms Dr, Hilliard, OH US 43026

Candy Race 5k
Saturday, July 31, 2021
6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH US 43081 (Sharon Woods Metro Park)

RunDisney Virtual Series
Tuesday, June 1- Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Sesame Street Virtual Fun Run
Sunday, June 28- Saturday, July 31, 2021

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