Start Time and Location
The Dr. Bender 5K Run and Walk will be held Saturday, July 23th, 2016 at Canal Winchester High School located at 300 Washington St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110. Map it. The kids 1 mile fun run begins at 8:00 am. The 5K run/walk & alumni/team challenge competition begins at 8:30 am. 5K Runners will be moved out to the start line on Washington Street at 8:25 am.
The race will be timed using the MyLaps BibTag system. The timing chip is built into the running bib. MyLaps has produced a short video containing instructions on wearing their race bibs.
Registration for the 2016 race is open. Online registration will close approx. 3 days before the race. Mail-in registrations will be accepted up to 3 days before the race. A downloadable registration form is available on the registration page. Same day registrations the morning of the race are accepted and will be your only way to register for the race after online and mail-in registration is close. Teams must indicate their alumni/team challenge name on the registration form. Review alumni/team challenge competition rules.
1 mile fun run: $10prior to race day, $15 day of race. No age restrictions. No teams.
5K race and walk: $25 prior to race day, $30 day of race. Moisture wicking performance t-shirts are $7 extra. More information on t-shirts below.
Alumni/team challenge competition: Each member of a team registers individually at the 5K fee.
Race packets can be picked-up on race day starting at 7:00 am near the concession stand at the north end of the track.
Cotton t-shirts with this year’s race design are guaranteed to participants who register before July 11th. Please indicate your size on the registration form.
For only an additional $7 you have the option to upgrade to a performance t-shirt printed with the race design. For men, we are offering a 100% polyester moisture wicking, odor & stain resistant marathon tee. For women, the upgrade is a 100% polyester wicking, anti-microbial tee with a tapered fit. A few sizes of all t-shirts will be available on race day.
For the 2016 race, shirt colors are as follows: cotton tee – heather gray with maroon lettering, women’s performance – purple with white lettering, men’s performance – lime green with charcoal lettering. Based on supply at the time of printing in July, one or more shirt colors could change.
1 mile fun run: All runners will receive a participation award.
5K race and walk: Top three males and females in each age group, plus awards to the top three overall male & female finishers. Age groups: 12 & under, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60+. NOTE: To be eligible for an age group award you must enter your age on the registration form.
Alumni/team challenge competition: First and second place four-person teams win awards. Review alumni/team challenge competition rules.
Post-race cold drinks, fresh fruit and other snacks will be provided for free to all runners.
Door prizes will be awarded after presentation of the race awards. You must be present to win a door prize.
Running Shoe Recycling
Bring your old running shoes to the race and drop them in the collection bin for recycling. Your donation will provide shoes for people in underprivileged areas around the world.