Blazin' 5 Miler

Sun August 21, 2022 Directions RaceJoy Ready

As of 10:30 am on August 18, 2022, this race is officially SOLD OUT and no more spots will be made available. Thank you to everyone who has signed up and we are looking forward to a great race day on Sunday!

For those seeking summer shade, start the final month of summer off right with this gem of a race in southeast Columbus. When the dog days of summer arrive in their sweltering haze and the temperatures are hot enough to grill your GU, you can seek the tree-covered paths of the Blacklick Trail to keep you cool while you head out with your friends to take part in this CRC Signature Series race. Go ahead and dare that fiery mass to do its worst, 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.

Beat the heat this summer and join us at the Blazin' 5 Miler.

Additional Race Information

RUNColumbus Race Series

The Blazin' 5 Miler is part of the 2022 RUNColumbus Race Series. For more information, click here.


A hot race demands hot swag, and we're ready to deliver. Sweet tri-blend t-shirts will be given to all Blazin' 5 Miler, as well as a Blazin' 5 Miler finisher medal and a cooling fan to help you beat the summer heat.

Early Packet Pickup

Visit Columbus Running Company's Pickerington location (1250 Hill Rd North) on Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20 during normal store hours (Fri 10a-8p, Sat 10a-6p). Race day packet pickup will be available at the event just outside the front door of the Jerry L Garver YMCA on August 21, 2022, beginning at 7 AM. 

Race Day Timeline

7:00 AM - Race day packet pick-up begins near the race start/finish at the Jerry L Garver YMCA in Canal Winchester. There is no gear check for this event.

7:45 AM - The Sizzlin' Kids Fun Run! This will be a kids obstacle course that will be led by YMCA staff and give the youngsters a short challenge to finish at the arch.

8:00 AM - The Blazin' 5 Miler: A Southeast Scorcher is underway.

9:10 AM - Blazin' 5 Miler awards presentation!


Special prizes and recognition will be provided to the top three overall male/female/non-binary 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!


CRC Trifecta Bundle

Sign up for the CRC Trifecta Bundle and you can get yourself registered for three CRC Signature Series races (Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K, Blazin' 5 Miler, and Big Bad Wolfe Run) with a $5 discount on each event plus a pair of gloves! To register, choose the CRC Trifecta Bundle in the events section on the front page. The CRC Trifecta Bundle is available through January 9, 2022.

Race Contact Info

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


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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 Blazin' 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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