Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K

Other, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Apr 10, 2016


Westerville, OH

About This Activity

Whether you're getting ready for that spring half marathon or looking to test your winter training in your first 5k of the year, the Choo Choo is for you. We have race options of 9 miles or 5K, both runner and walker friendly. Join us on April 10th for the start of something great, the Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K.

We're going to deliver great swag, finisher medals for everyone, and a fun time. You're going to deliver the memories. Get on the believe train and come run with us! All aboard!

As you take part in the Choo Choo, you'll be paying homage to the legend of the central Ohio railways, the late Silas B. Rutherford and his beloved Bessie Express.  Just as the good citizens of Westerville have done for generations, kick off your spring by celebrating Silas' final journey aboard his ill-fated steam engine - and then cover those final 9 miles in his memory.

If you're looking for a group to train with in preparation for the event, the Columbus Running Company hosts free group runs every Saturday morning at all locations. Runs start at 8am, all abilities and paces are welcome.

The Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K is supporting OYO Camp, Ohio's Camp for Deaf/HH Kids through donations made through the race site. If you want to help out or learn more, simply click on the big "DONATE" button at the top of the page. You are not required to register for the race to donate.

April 4th T-shirt update: An additional late shirt order has been placed and will be ready for race day. All those who register now or after will have an opportunity to pick up a shirt at the registration shelter on race day beginning at 7:30am, sizes available first-come-first-served. Size swaps will be available from remaining stock for anyone after the race in the registration area.

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