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Sun July 21, 2024 Westerville, OH 43082 US Directions
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5K Run/Walk - IN-PERSON

$35 07/21 8:30AM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 8:30am EDT

Kids Run - recommended for kids age 8 and under - IN-PERSON

$10 07/21 8:15AM EDT Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 8:15am EDT

5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL

$35 Registration ends July 21, 2024 at 8:30am EDT


Join us this July 21st for the 6th 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 19 (10a-8p) or Saturday, July 20 (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 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 virtual 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

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