Sun July 23, 2023 Westerville, OH 43082 US Directions
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Join us this July 23rd for the 5th Annual Diabetes Dash 5K Run/Walk

Start times: 8:15 AM Kids Run -- 8:30 AM 5K

The Diabetes Dash 5K came to be a short time after Ryan Washburn was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in July 2018. After diagnosis, Ryan became very interested in the work of JDRF and knew he wanted to do his part in spreading awareness, giving hope to those dealing with the disease, and fighting for a cure. Not only is our mission to help fund the research efforts to someday find a cure, but we also want to educate the community about Type 1 Diabetes. Proceeds will be donated to JDRF - Southern & Central Ohio Chapter and a scholarship fund of $1,000 will be awarded to a Westerville City School graduating senior living with T1D in 2024.

We would love to have those who are unable to attend on race day join us virtually! Sign up for the virtual 5K and the Diabetes Dash will come to YOU!

Additional Event Information

Group Discounts Available

If you register four (4) or more 5K registrants together in the same transaction, you'll all receive a $5 discount. Discounts will automatically apply in the cart.


Early Packet Pickup

Get your race gear early and visit the running and walking experts at Columbus Running Company in their Westerville location (50 N State 43081) on Friday, July 21 (10a-8p) or Saturday, July 22 (10a-6p) to get your race gear. While you're in, check out the wall of socks that can help keep your feet cool and dry during those warm summer runs! Please bring in food donations to WARM when you stop by packet pickup early or on race day!

Please note: Shipping is only available for those in the virtual event. Any virtual registrants living in Westerville should plan to pick up their materials at early packet pickup - shipping is not available for Westerville residents.


Race Day Parking

There is ample parking at the Westerville Sports Complex. Please plan to arrive early on race day to be sure you're parked in time for the start. Overflow parking is available at the Westerville Rec Center across Cleveland Ave (please use the approved crosswalks to cross the roadway).


Race Day Timeline

  • 7:00 AM - On-site race day pickup begins at the event venue
  • 8:15 AM - The Kids Run begins, with athletes running ~100 meters to the finish line!
  • 8:00 AM - We suggest that all participants arrive by this time on race day to allow time for parking
  • 8:30 AM - The Diabetes Dash 5K is underway
  • ~9:30 AM - Awards presentation in the shelter building



Awards will be provided to top finishers as follows: the top three overall male and female participants, and the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.


Race Course

You can view the course map with motion here: - the event starts and finishes near the shelter building at the Westerville Sports Complex.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Diabetes Dash 5K Run/Walk with Virtual Option.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To



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