Sun June 20 - Sat June 26, 2021
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Family 5K Run/Walk - IN-PERSON

$25 06/20 8:30AM EDT Registration ends June 20, 2021 at 8:30am EDT

Fun Run (recommended for ages 8 and under) - IN-PERSON

$5 06/20 8:15AM EDT Registration ends June 20, 2021 at 8:15am EDT

Family 5K Run/Walk - VIRTUAL

$25 Registration ends June 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Fun Run (recommended for ages 8 and under) - VIRTUAL

$5 Registration ends June 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

When former Westerville City School District (WCSD) Superintendent Dr. George Tombaugh passed away on February 20, 2019, family members approached the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) with a desire to establish a fund to which individuals could make a donation in lieu of flowers to honor the late educator.

At its conclusion, the initiative raised nearly $5,000 and allowed the family to establish the Dr. George Tombaugh Fund. This fund, managed through the WEF’s competitive grants program, supports innovative instructional programming and unique learning experiences for WCSD students.

Dr. Tombaugh loved education, his family, his animals, and his exercise! It only made sense to establish a family-focused fitness event in his name and thus replenish the fund year over year.

We invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual Dr. Tombaugh Dash – Family 5K & Fun Run. This year's event has both in-person and virtual offerings. This year's in-person race will be at Westerville North High School on their cross country course. For the virtual event, all materials will be shipped/delivered to you directly and you can participate in the run/walk at your own pace and place!

All proceeds from registrations and sponsorships help sustain the Dr. George Tombaugh Fund.

Additional Race Information

Early Packet Pickup

This virtual race will not have an early packet pickup event. Your race items will be mailed/delivered to you directly. 5K registrants will receive your choice of a branded event t-shirt OR a branded event bandana. Fun Run registrants will receive a participation ribbon. Details on the timing of mailing/delivery will be provided soon.

If there is an in-person event added as noted above, details for an early packet pickup will be added at that time.

In-Person Race Course

This 5K will take place at Westerville North High School on their cross country course. A cross country course is not paved, and takes place entirely on grass and earthen pathways. Walkers are welcome, but please do refrain from walking side-by-side in the woods so that others may pass easily. Strollers are allowed but discouraged as they may present difficulty due to the terrain. If you have a jogging stroller that works well "off-road", that would be a great option. A traditional stroller would not be a good fit for this course.

Virtual Results

Please click here for details on how to submit your virtual results between June 19-26.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Dr. Tombaugh Dash Family 5K & Fun Run.

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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