Start Time and Location
The Dr. Bender 5K Run and Walk will be held Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 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 2017 race will open in April.
1 mile fun run: $10 prior 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.
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.
Canal Winchester High School Team Competition: High school athletes may form 5-person teams representing their JV or Varsity sport. First place boy team and first place girl team win awards. Runners must be sure to indicate their team affiliation at time of Registration.
Post-race cold drinks, fresh fruit and other snacks will be provided 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.