Red White Run 5k

Sat April 3 - Sat April 10, 2021 Dayton, OH 45431 US Directions

Virtual Red White Run 5k

$15 Price increases after March 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Red White Run 5k (In Person)

$15 04/03 9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
12 spots left. Price increases after March 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Wright State University, Lot 20
725 University Blvd
Dayton, OH US 45431

With consideration to COVID-19, we are offering runners the choice to participate virtually or in-person. We are working with Wright State University and Greene County to ensure we stay within regulations and host a safe event! The in-person event will be available to the first 80 people to sign up and will take place on Saturday, April 3rd from 9:30 to 11am at. Online participants will have from April 3rd to the 10th to complete the race.

Register by March 14th to guarantee a Race Shirt!

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The 5k is hosted by Wright State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 643. The proceeds will be donated to the Fisher/Nightingale Houses to support veterans and their families!

Since May 1990, these compassionate care facilities have served over twenty-five thousand families from all branches of the military: from stateside and overseas, active duty, Guard, Reserves, retirees and veterans, free of charge. Over the last year alone, the Fisher Houses have proudly helped over 960 families. These houses allow military and veteran families to stay together during times of medical emergencies or crises when they need the love, comfort, and support of their families the most (like a Ronald McDonald House at a children’s medical center). Your contribution will assist the Dayton Fisher Houses in continuing to provide such support.

Register by 12 March to guarantee a race shirt!

Registration prices for race:

$10 Pre-registration (add a t-shirt for $10)
$15 Feb 3rd - March 22nd (add a t-shirt for $10 until March 12th)
$20 March 23rd - April 2 

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Mission Statement: Touching Lives with Compassion
The Fisher-Nightingale Houses are dedicated to providing an opportunity for military families to stay together and support each other when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment. The Fisher Houses provide support, compassionate care, and lodging for patients and their families receiving treatment at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center or the Dayton VA Medical Center.

To date, the Houses have served more than twenty-five thousand families from all branches of the military, from stateside to overseas, active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve. In 2019, more than 1,200 families were assisted. 

To learn more about the Fisher Nightingale Houses please visit their website at


Limited Edition Deep Royal Blue Race Shirt!

RACE SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE (scroll to bottom of the page)

Enjoy our comfy ultra light soft cotton blend. These shirts will be available for purchase and pick up on the day of the race, though we expect them to sell fast! Purchase by March 14th to guarantee yours! 1/4 of shirt proceeds go towards the Fisher Houses and their mission!

We cant wait to see you rock the Red White & Run T-shirt design!


Virtual Races Explained

What is a Virtual Race?

A virtual race can be run/ walked anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill. So no matter what your schedule is or where you are, you can be part of this event and a part of our community. Our 5k allows virtual participants from April 3rd to April 10th to participate.
How does it work?

Once you register for the virtual event, simply complete the distance anytime and anywhere you desire. After you finish, upload your finish time to via the results page. 
Who can participate in this event?

Everyone! We encourage you to invite your friends and families to join you in this challenge! What makes a virtual race so great is that there are no course time limits so you can really tackle this challenge at your own speed!
Do I have to do the 3.1 mile distance all at once?

While many will take care of the distance in one effort, this is not a requirement and we care more than you get the distance done on your own terms. Think of this more event as motivation to accomplish a goal, the terms by which you accomplish that goal however are up to you! As it relates to submitting your results, if you broke your effort into multiple segments through one day or over multiple days, just sum up your total time and submit the cumulative time.
How can I track my distance and time my run/walk?

We trust our participants and thus we do not tell you how to track your distance and time and you can choose the method that's best for you. In terms of accuracy, running on tracks is the most accurate method and closely following that are GPS watches. There are also numerous apps you can download for free and it's always helpful to map out a route ahead of time so you know exactly how far you're going, we've made a list of some free apps and map making websites below.
Strava - free phone app (our recommended app)
RunKeeper - free phone app - map making - map making
How do I submit my results after I run or walk?

There are two ways to submit your results:
While logged into runsignup, go to, click the results tab, and then click "submit virtual results". Enter your time and submit!
Log into RunSignup and click the icon in the top right of the page, then click "profile". You'll see events you're registered for, beside Red White Run 5k there will be a link during the race period that says, "Submit virtual results", click that and submit your time!
What if I can't complete my run during the race period?

We firmly believe that life happens and that's okay! We still encourage you to get the run done when you can, we will make sure you still get in the results!
How do I create an account?

When you go to register for the event you will automatically create a RunSignup account! This is extremely handy because RunSignup has thousands of races on its platform which makes managing your registrations very easy!

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