Celebrate the season with friends and family at a fun 5K run/walk which begins and ends on the track. In years past, we’ve offered handmade finisher “medals” (aka ornaments).
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!
What a great way to have fun over the Thanksgiving Weekend with family and friends!
Running and walking in the beautiful Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio.
The races kick off with the Kids Fun Run at 8:50 am followed by the 5k and 10k starting at 9:00 am.
Same great course, same great crowd, brand new Riverfront Park! Join us, and thousands of your closest friends and be a part of the Miami Valley’s greatest Thanksgiving Tradition
5K or 10K option
Event pricing (5K/5K Couple/10K)
Through August 31
Couple 5K $70
Whether you are an active runner, a walker, or in a wheelchair – you are very welcome to join on this year’s Run, Stroll & Roll 5k on August 3, 2019. This special 5k event benefits We Care Arts, a local nonprofit that believes in the healing power of creating and producing art that transforms physical, developmental and mental challenges into a future rich with possibilities!
This 5k is fully accessible and intended for all levels of physical ability. All participants will receive a hand-crafted, one of a kind medal, created by one of the client artists, and an exceptional “swag bag” filled with goodies by event sponsors. Each 5k participant bag also includes a voucher for one free admission to the Arts & Drafts Festival event held later that same day. Top male and female in the 5K receive a hand-painted mug!
The 5k starts at 8am, with participant registration beginning at 7am. Race Day sign up will be available at the registration tent on the Kettering Rec Center parking lot side of Indian Riffle Park, 2900 Glengarry Drive in Kettering. Sign up for the race here:
How To Go?
August 3, 2019. Check-in at 7am, RUN, STROLL and ROLL begins at 8:00 am! Registration and parking on the Kettering Recreation Complex side, 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
June 1 through July 26, 2019
$30 (shirt included, save $5 and select no shirt)
July 27 through race day
$35 (shirt not be guaranteed)
$15 Fun Run, Stroll, and Roll
Sign up or get more info here: https://5kwecarearts.itsyourrace.com
Each participant will receive a hand-crafted ceramic medal created by the clients at We Care Arts and a free entry to We Care Arts ARTS and DRAFTS celebration that evening. Below are two examples of the unique medals participants will receive.
Celebrate Earth Day by running or walking this scenic woodland course. Proceeds support our land stewardship and environmental education efforts. Register early at glenhelen.org ensure your spot; race-day registration available at 8am. 5K: $25, 10K: $30.
For its third year in Troy, the Tour de Donut ride will once again start and end around the square of historic downtown Troy on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Last year’s event in Troy brought in 2700 riders, the largest participation number to date. Being Ohio’s largest one-day bicycle event, 2018 cyclists traveled to the Tour de Donut from 28 states and Canada.
For 2019, the Tour de Donut once again welcomes Be The Match as their official charity partner. For the runners/walkers out there, Be The Match invites you to participate in the Buckeye Donut Dash. This 5k will begin in downtown Troy at 8:30am on Saturday, August 24, 2019 running simultaneously with the Tour de Donut. The Buckeye Donut Dash raises funds to help patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. With your support in fundraising, you help more patients afford transplants, add potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry and make more life-saving research possible.
The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event in which participants’ ability to eat donuts is just as important as their ability to ride their bicycle. During this timed bicycle event, riders visit donut stops along the course. For each donut the rider will eat (and keeps down), five minutes will be deducted from their ride time. The Glazer, a special donut stop, will return by popular demand. Each donut eaten at this stop is worth a ten minute deduction in ride time. A competition will be held between area donut shops during the Troy Strawberry Festival in June to choose the coveted special glazer donut.
Traditionally there have been three distances offered for the Tour de Donut, 16, 32, & 64 miles, but in 2019, an additional distance will be introduced. A 10-mile ride on the bike path will be offered for those beginners or young riders who want to participate, but do not feel comfortable riding on the road with other riders due to car traffic.
The Donut Mini will return with one donut stop. The Full will offer two donut stops. And, for the experienced cyclist, the Double D Challenge will have three donut stops. New this year, the winner of each category for each ride will receive a Championship Jersey compliments of Kettering Health Network.
A free children’s bike ride will take place at 8 a.m. on N. Market Street. Anyone interested can register the day of the event at The Rec parking lot in downtown Troy. All children participating will receive a free T-shirt, finisher medal and all the donuts and milk they care to eat courtesy of Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio.
Due to packet pickup on Friday, August 24th, an evening event has been designed to welcome riders, runners and residents to this beautiful area. This event, “Donut Jam”, will highlight bands, a donut eating contest, beer and food trucks, many children’s activities and the popular shops and restaurants in downtown Troy.
Saturday’s festivities will begin early with registration starting at 5:30 am. Not to worry, breakfast foods will be available throughout downtown and at food trucks. Everyone will be gearing up for the 8:30 am start of both the Tour de Donut and the Buckeye Donut Dash. More musical entertainment and children’s activities, along with a visit by the Columbus Zoo, will be a delightful way to spend the morning.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas including Tour de Donut set-up, the children’s activities area and beer pouring from 11am – 11pm on Friday, August 23 and from 8am – 2pm on Saturday, August 24. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Miami County Visitors Bureau at 937-339-1044.
The FREE Runners Plus and Key Sports Pub Runs are simply a way to enjoy running and the local breweries in Dayton.
Our group route is about five miles, though you welcome to go more or less. Walkers and all abilities of runners are welcome! We’ll typically have demo shoes, door prizes, and prizes for showing up.
Race with the 2018 Women’s Cross Country State Champions!
5k Awards: Top 3 male and female in each division, 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+