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Blacklick Creek 5 Miler

Sun August 18, 2024 Directions RaceJoy Ready


5 Miler Run/Walk

$50 8:00AM EDT Registration ends August 18, 2024 at 8:00am EDT

Kids Run (approx. 50 meters)

$5 7:45AM EDT Registration ends August 18, 2024 at 7:40am EDT
Open to ages 13 and under.


New Race Name - Same Cool Course!

We're excited to unveil the new look for Columbus Running Company's CRC Signature Series August race. Allow us to reintroduce ourselves as the Blacklick Creek 5 Miler! Summertime will be no match for you as you'll be under a cool green canopy for most of your 5 miles. 

Starting at the Jerry L. Garver YMCA, this southeast Columbus race course winds next to Blacklick Creek before ending back at the YMCA where you can cool down and check out all the YMCA has to offer.

Sign up to enjoy those creekside views and join us at the Blacklick Creek 5 Miler.

Additional Race Information

RUNColumbus Race Series

The Blacklick Creek 5 Miler is part of the 2024 RUNColumbus Race Series. For more information, click here.


A sweet race demands tasty swag, and we're ready to deliver. Sweet tri-blend t-shirts are guaranteed to all Blacklick Creek 5 Miler registrants who register prior by August 1 at 11:59 pm, and sizes and quantities are first come first serve to those who register on August 2 or later. Blacklick Creek 5 Miler medals will be given to all finishers on race day. See pictures of both items below!

Early Packet Pickup

Visit Columbus Running Company's Pickerington location (1250 Hill Rd North) on Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17, during normal store hours (Fri 10a-8p, Sat 10a-6p). Race day packet pickup will be available just inside the front door of the Jerry L Garver YMCA on race day, August 18, beginning at 7 AM.

Race Day Timeline

7:00 AM - Race day packet pick-up begins inside the front door at the Jerry L Garver YMCA in Canal Winchester. There is no gear check for this event.

7:45 AM - The Kids Fun Run! This will be a short kids run that takes place in the YMCA parking lot and starts/finishes at the finish line arch.

8:00 AM - The Blacklick Creek 5 Miler is underway.

9:10 AM - Blacklick Creek 5 Miler awards presentation!


Special prizes and recognition will be provided to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top male/female finisher in each of the following age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

Free Childcare

Need someone to watch your children during the race? The Jerry L Garver Y is here to help with drop-off beginning at 7:00 am on race day in their gymnasium. Enjoy the race while your children enjoy some fun activities provided by the Y!

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 Blacklick Creek 5 Miler.

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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