The Spirit Sprint 5K is a community run/walk event hosted by Orthopedic ONE. The event is a fundraiser, including a challenge component, to raise funds to support local high school athletic and extracurricular programs. The event is also about community – it is a fun, family-friendly day, where communities can come out and show off their school pride!
The Spirit Sprint offers two ways to raise big money for your programs.
As a fundraiser, 100% of race registration proceeds from Runners, Walkers and School Supporters will go directly back to participating schools and their designated programs. Upon registration, each participant will select the central Ohio high school they are running/walking for. All of these funds go directly back to the school regardless of race day attendance.
The central Ohio high school with the most participation points will take top honors AND prize money. We will be awarding a grand prize check in the amount of $10,000 to the school with the most participation points. Participation points are based on the numbers of Runners, Walkers and School Supporters who are ONSITE the day of the event. Participation points are also given for Spirit Squads that attend and help bring school spirit to the event. “Spirit Points” are outlined below. Many times, we are also able to offer 2nd and 3rd place monetary prizes, and those will be based on participation and attendance as well.
The Spirit Sprint 5K isn’t just a race, it’s also a fun-filled festival-like atmosphere for the whole family! We have mascots, inflatables, games, and lots of food, but one of the things participants always look forward to are the Spirit Group performances! In the past, we have had band and choir performances, cheer-offs and impromptu mascot dance parties! Not only does this add an element of fun to the event, but each school that brings Spirit Groups with them earns Spirit Points:
Mascots= 5 Spirit Points!
Cheerleaders, dance teams and choirs= 10 Spirit Points!!
Pep bands= 15 Spirit Points!!!
*Please note, Spirit Points do not equate to actual dollars.