Christmas in July 5K benefiting Wagons Ho Ho Ho

Sun July 26 - Mon August 31, 2020 Gahanna, OH US 43230 Directions

5K Run/Walk

$35 07/26 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Registration ends July 26, 2020 at 8:00am EDT

1.8 Mile Fun Walk

$35 07/26 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Registration ends July 26, 2020 at 8:00am EDT

Virtual Run/Walk

$35 07/26 - 08/31 8:00AM EDT - 5:00PM EDT Registration ends July 1, 2020 at 8:00am EDT

Wagons Ho Ho Ho is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to provide wagons filled with a Christmas Dinner for children and families in dire need of assistance during the holidays. Each year on the first Saturday in December, more than 700 volunteers come together for one day to build 1,500 wagons and pack Christmas dinners for families throughout Ohio.

A bright shiny wagon under the tree. It’s a simple pleasure that every child deserves ... Don’t you agree? 100% of all donations go directly to helping families in need.  We believe that these wagons deliver more than food and a toy.  We believe that it represents HOPE. We truly believe ... every child deserves a Christmas. Read more on the wonderful things we do for the community at

This out-and-back 5k run at Academy Park, Gahanna, is considered one of the flattest race routes you'll run. Not in the mood to run? Then come on out for a 1-mile walk to support one of the best charities in Columbus. Word on the street is that Santa himself (and his many elves) will be cheering on all the participates! We'll have fun music and great post-race food to celebrate your "feet". Come and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas ... in July!

Your 5K and 1.8-mile Fun Run entry fee includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Finisher medal 
  • Swag bag (way better than any stocking you'll get on Christmas morning)
  • Post-race food and goodies
  • Bib number with timing chip
Additional Event Information

Early packet pickup

To be announced soon!


There is plenty of parking at Academy Park. Please do not park on the grass!

Event timeline

  • 6:30 AM - Race day registration and check-in begins
  • 8:00 AM - The 5K Run/Walk and 1.8 Mile Walk are underway!
  • After you finish - rehydrate with bottled water, post-race food, and cheer on your fellow finishers!

Course map

Race Contact Info

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1201 Cherry Bottom Rd
Gahanna, OH US 43230
Race Website

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