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Event Location: COSI - Genoa Park Downtown
The Spirit Sprint 5K is a community run/walk event hosted by Orthopedic ONE. The event is a fundraiser, including a challenge component, to raise funds to support local high school athletic and extracurricular programs. The event is also about community – it is a fun, family-friendly day, where communities can come out and show off their school pride!
The Spirit Sprint offers two ways to raise big money for your programs.
As a fundraiser, 100% of race registration proceeds from Runners, Walkers and School Supporters will go directly back to participating schools and their designated programs. Upon registration, each participant will select the central Ohio high school they are running/walking for. All of these funds go directly back to the school regardless of race day attendance.
The central Ohio high school with the most participation points will take top honors AND prize money. We will be awarding a grand prize check in the amount of $10,000 to the school with the most participation points. Participation points are based on the numbers of Runners, Walkers and School Supporters who are ONSITE the day of the event. Participation points are also given for Spirit Squads that attend and help bring school spirit to the event. “Spirit Points” are outlined below. Many times, we are also able to offer 2nd and 3rd place monetary prizes, and those will be based on participation and attendance as well.
The Spirit Sprint 5K isn’t just a race, it’s also a fun-filled festival-like atmosphere for the whole family! We have mascots, inflatables, games, and lots of food, but one of the things participants always look forward to are the Spirit Group performances! In the past, we have had band and choir performances, cheer-offs and impromptu mascot dance parties! Not only does this add an element of fun to the event, but each school that brings Spirit Groups with them earns Spirit Points:
Early packet pickup will be hosted by Columbus Running Company. To best allow for a smooth race morning, we're asking all registrants to select an early packet pickup location during the registration process. On Thursday, October 4, Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6 your materials (5K participants will pick up their race bag, bib number, and t-shirt -- School Supporters will pick up their race bag and t-shirt) will be available during normal store hours (10a-8p Th-Fr, 10a-6p Sat) at the CRC location you chose during registration. With convenient locations in Dublin, Pickerington, Westerville, and Columbus' Short North neighborhood, you can pick the store nearest you.
Same day registration and packet pickup will be available at Genoa Park on race day. The registration and packet pickup areas will be in the registration tents beginning at 7:30 am.
School Supporters can utilize Early Packet Pickup to get their shirt, but to receive Participation Points that count for their school they must check in at the Designated Area in the Registration tent on race day.
Medals will be given at approximately 10:15 am (once the final runners finishes) in the following categories:
Are strollers permitted? Yes. We encourage walkers and joggers with your children to bring the family and participate! We just ask that those with strollers line up at the back of the pack, so not to interfere with our competitive runners.
Are pets allowed? Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this event.
Parking? There are plenty of parking garages very near to Genoa Park, and remember that on Sundays meters are FREE!
Whether you are running, walking, or joining us as a spectator, there will be lots of fun happening at this event! We will have an awesome MC who will be playing top hits. We will also have lots of food and treats from local restaurants, as well as kid-friendly activities, and MORE! Not to mention performances from some of our school bands, mascots, choirs and cheerleaders!!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.orthopedicone.com/spirit-sprint.