Candy Race 5k Columbus

Race: Candy Race 5k Columbus
Sat July 31, 2021 Westerville, OH 43081 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready
Join us for the Candy Race 5k (in-person and virtual)
6911 Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH US 43081

Online Pre-Registration is now closed.  However you can still register in-person on Saturday morning.

Join us for another year of the sweetest, most deliciously fun 5k around. Whether you are a first time participant or you have joined us before, you'll love the fun environment welcoming environment of Sharon Woods Metro Park in Columbus! When you finish, don't be bashful to raise your arms and celebrate your accomplishment and collect a beautiful medal (oh and candy)! Make sure you smile for our photographer so you and your friends/family can enjoy your beautiful (and free) race photo for years to come!

All 5k participants, in-person and virtual will receive the following;

  • Colorful, Fun T-Shirt
  • Large, Custom Medal
  • Custom Bib Number
  • Candy Packet


  • 1st Place Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Place Overall Male and Female Age Groups
  • 14 and Under, 15 to 19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

Race Start Time

  • 8:00 am

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:

  • Thursday: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • 973 Old Henderson Road, Columbus Ohio 43220

Race Day Packet Pickup:

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am
  • Sharon Woods Metro Park

How Pricing Works

In-Person 5k

  • Participants 1 - 50:  $25
  • Participants 51 - 100:  $30
  • Participants 101 - 150: $35
  • Participants 150+ $40

Other Items

  • At this stage we will cap the in-person event at 150 participants
  • It is assumed that in-person participants will pickup their race packets either at the pre-race pickup or on the morning of the race.  You may still purchase shipping for $10 per race packet.

Virtual 5k

  • Pricing is $35 and includes shipping.  


The Medal!
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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 Candy Race 5k Columbus.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

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