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$45 07/28 10:00AM EDT
66 spots left. Registration ends July 28, 2024 at 10:00am EDT


66 spots left. Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

IN-PERSON KIDS DASH presented by Northstar Family Dental

$10 07/28 9:45AM EDT Registration ends July 28, 2024 at 9:45am EDT
Open to ages 8 and under.

VIRTUAL KIDS DASH presented by Northstar Family Dental

$15 Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


You are invited to join us for the 7th Annual Strength in Colors 5K & KIDS DASH (SIC5K). Our inaugural SIC5K took place in 2018 and each year since then, participation and support has grown moving us closer to a world without cancer. The Crawford Crew exists to help those who have been affected by an HPV-related cancer and/or who would like to learn how to protect themselves, their children and grandchildren from six types of cancer. Join us and find out what the six cancers are, how they are preventable, and what colors represent each of them. Together we will:

  • Celebrate survivors,
  • Remember and honor those we've lost,
  • Learn how to prevent HPV-related cancers, 
  • Share lived experiences,
  • Raise money to continue our programs and save lives, and 
  • Have a wonderful time.

The Kids Dash presented by Northstar Family Dental will provide kids 8 and under with a race tailored to their likes including fund prizes for all participants and yummy and healthy snacks post-race. There may be a few surprises for the kiddos too. 

Survivor Spotlight!  Meet Linda Witter, a 20 year cervical cancer survivor diagnosed in 2005. Hear Linda's story and how she persevered to take care of her family and achieve many goals.

Linda served as the head coach of The Ohio State synchronized swimming team from 1996-2012. During that time, she led the program to 11 U.S. Collegiate titles and 32 event titles. She coached 125 All-American student-athletes and was named Coach of the Year eight times in her 17 years at the helm. In 2004, she served as the assistant coach of the USA Olympic Team that earned two bronze medals at the summer Olympic Games in Athens. Linda was the head coach of the 2009 U.S. National Team that competed at the world championships in Rome and also served as the head coach of the 1996 U.S. National Team I squad. 

For the Health of It!  Health and Wellness experts will be onsite to provide HPV-related cancer prevention education materials and to answer your questions.

Canine Corner provided by PetSmart Easton. Your furry canine family members are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times. Take them by our canine corner for a drink of water and a treat bag. 

Your donations at Work!  Proceeds will benefit nonprofits who share in our mission and will help to fund our education, outreach, and patient support programs.  Click here to learn about our current programs and how your support is impacting lives daily. 

Additional Event Information: Click here for more on registration, pricing, and FREEBIES!


- The first 150 signups in the 5K will receive a Boco Gear Run Hat! (see picture below)
- All 5K participants (in-person & virtual) will receive a 2024 finisher medal
- In-person 5K participants will also receive a 2024 race bib
- All in-person & virtual kids dash participants receive a goodie bag provided by Northstar Family Dental

SHIPPING (For Virtual Participants ONLY)
All virtual participants will have materials mailed to them on Monday, July 29.

Early Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup for in-person participants will take place at Columbus Running Company's Westerville location (50 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081) on Friday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Packet pickup will also be available on Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the race site, McNamara Park. Virtual participants, your items will be mailed out on July 29 to your door (as detailed in the "shipping" section above.)

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Teal Sponsorship - KIDS DASH Sponsor
Teal Sponsor
Green Sponsorship - Award Sponsor
Community Partners
Race Partners
Pre-Race Warm Up
Canine Corner Sponsor
Swag Sponsors
Wellness Row Exhibitor

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