World Race for Hope 5k – Columbus, Ohio – March 21, 2015

Registration is open for our 4th annual 5k in Columbus, Ohio. We will be back again for the second year in a row at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Register early to get the best price, and to be guaranteed an organic, fair trade race shirt (price increases on 2/23, and shirt not guaranteed after that).

Registration: www.signmeup.com/103746

***Online registration will close at 10 pm on Thursday, March 19***

Our charity partners for 2015 include:

Teams

There are several groups and organizations who have formed teams for the event. In the past we have had teams who all wore the same shirts so they could be identified together. There are no incentives or discounts for registering to be on a team. Offering teams is just a fun way for individuals to join together and support the event.

Current listing of teams available during registration:

CD4AP
CORRC
Freedom a la Cart
Freedomrunners
Future Abolitionists
It’s Go Time
Meadow Park Church of God
OneVOICE4freedom
OSU Social Work
S.O.A.P.
Stories Behind Their Eyes
Team “Do More Good”
Team F2R
The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
The Running Bandits
UNCHAINED
Vista Community Church
Volunteer Connections
Westerville Naz

Donations

This is the first year we haven’t offered a fundraising component as part of the event. While during the first three years, it was always a small percentage of individuals who actually did the peer-to-peer fundraising, but that small group of people usually raised a couple of thousand dollars. For the 2015 race, we wanted to have a quick and easy registration process, so we decided to take at least one year from encouraging individuals to have fundraising pages. We are still hoping we can get some donations that will go to our charity partners. If you wish to donate any amount of money to our Central Ohio initiatives, you make an online donation here: https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/FreeToRunFoundation/Cbus2015.

Final Instructions for Participants

Early Packet Pickup

We are pleased to announce that an optional early packet pickup will be available on Friday, March 20, between noon and 8 pm, at Columbus Running Company’s Short North location. The address is 765 N. High St, south of Hubbard.

You will be able to get your bib, which contains the timing chip and the race shirt, if you registered in time to be guaranteed a shirt. If you are not able to make it to the store on Friday, then you can get your chip and shirt before the race starting at 8:30.

Shirt Availability

The deadline for registering in order to be guaranteed a shirt was February 23. Since we buy our shirts from Freeset in India, we need a longer lead time to order and receive the shirts. At the time the deadline passed, we communicated that we would order extra shirts, so if you registered by March 11, we will have a shirt for you, which you can get either at the early packet pickup or before the race. If you’re not on the guaranteed list, there should be some shirts left, but please check back at the registration table after the race on Saturday.

Directions to Race

Scioto Audubon is located in the Brewery District at 400 Whittier St., just south of the downtown area. When you enter the park on Whittier, you’ll pass a couple of park buildings on the right, then you will turn right on Maier to go towards the climbing walls.

Race Day Schedule

8:30 Same day registration and packet pick-up begins

9:55 Start line comments (Representative from Office of the Governor)

10:00 Race Start

11:00 Post-race comments

11:05 Awards (Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers) & Door Prizes

About Brett
World Race for Hope Director. Abolitionist. Coach and co-founder of Team G(race) at First United Methodist Church in Troy, Ohio.

6 Responses to World Race for Hope 5k – Columbus, Ohio – March 21, 2015

  1. The registration link on this page and on active.com don’t work. Is this race still on? -Greg

  2. Teri says:

    Are there any opportunities for volunteering?

    • Brett says:

      Yes, we will need volunteers the morning of the race, before and during. Possibly on Friday during early packet pickup too. Email us wr4h(at)troyfumc.org. Thanks!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’m trying to get some friends to join me for the race. What is the purpose of forming a team vs us registering independently? What are the minimum number of people required to form a team? Thanks!

    • Brett says:

      Sure, one purpose of the team is allow participants to recruit others using a common theme, such as an employer or civic group. Teams can also align with one of our charity partners, allowing Free To Run to track support for each charity involved in the race. We don’t have any team incentives at this time, such as the team with the most members gets X, other than just recognition at the race and afterwards. The minimum number is 2. Thanks!

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