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The Chief's Champions 5k is an annual road race and 1 mile walk that takes place in Sunbury, Ohio. This year, we are excited to move to a new location at Sunbury Christian Church (in previous years, our race was held at General Rosecrans Elementary). In addition to a new location, this year's race will also have virtual race options (virtual 5K and virtual 1 mile) for those who cannot attend on race day but would still like to support our mission.
In 2017, Jeff Wilson, Chief of BST&G Fire Department was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor. The local community rallied together, and the first Chief's Champions 5k was held to raise money to support his fight against the disease. Sadly, Jeff lost his battle in June 2018, but the Chief's Champions 5k continues to be held in his memory, and with a new mission--to help find a cure. Funds raised will be given to OhioHealth Research Institute to support clinical trials that focus on brain tumors and treatment. All donations are also tax deductible.
If you've signed up for the in-person 5K or in-person 1 mile, you can save time in line on race morning by picking up your packet at 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 May 5 and May 6 from 10 am to 8 pm both days. In-person participants can also pick up their packets on the morning of the race, starting at 8 am. Virtual participants have the option to pick up their packets at early packet pickup (free of charge and same details as listed above) or can have their race packets mailed to their front door (additional $5.00 charge) by selecting the shipping option within the registration process. All packets for virtual participants who select shipping will be mailed out on Monday, May 9. Those who have signed up for either of the virtual race options (virtual 5K or virtual 1 mile) have the option to submit results here on the race website (by clicking the results tab at the top of the page) between May 7 and May 14, 2022.
8:00 am - Race Day Check-In and Packet Pickup Begins
9:00 am - 1 Mile Walk Begins
9:30 am - 5K Run/Walk Begins
10:30 am - Awards
Ample parking options will be available in the lot at Sunbury Christian Church (870 Admiral Dr, Sunbury, OH 43074). Please note that all vehicles must be at the church and parked in the church lots by 9:15 am. The entrance road to the church will be closed at 9:15 am so that we can line participants up for the start of the 5K. Please plan accordingly.
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and top 3 overall female finishers, as well as the top male and top female finishers in each of the following age categories: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.
Please visit the Course Maps tab at the top of the page to view our 5K and 1 Mile courses.
Sign up for Chief's Champions here, and drop some extra in the bucket for the OhioHealth Foundation while you're there!
Train to get in shape for your race. Listen to your body and be smart. Looking for a group to connect with to keep you motivated throughout your training cycle? Check out the Rally Columbus group on Facebook, it's full of cheer and motivation to keep you rolling through race day.
Get out during the event time frame (May 1-8) and participate in your race. Choose a safe course, socially distance properly as the current regulations dictate, and have some fun! Share your race photos to the results page when you submit your results.
After you've completed your race, you can report your results right from the website's results page. See our How To Report Results page on the site for details.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Chief's Champions 5K.
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:
Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.