Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K presented by adidas

Other, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Apr 9, 2017


Westerville, OH


Activity Today Later

9 Mile Run/Walk

$35 $35 Closed

5K Run/Walk

$25 $25 Closed

Kids Fun Run (recommended for ages 6 and under - approx 100 meters)

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

As of 12:09 pm on Thursday, April 6 all events at the Choo Choo 9 Miler & 5K are SOLD OUT! There will be no additional online or race day registration. 

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 9th for something great, the Choo Choo 9 Miler and 5K.

We're going to deliver great swag, new 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.

Our benefitting charity

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.

New in 2017

In lieu of another shirt, all participants will receive an awesome Choo Choo adidas performance running hat. Stay in the shade as you bring Bessie home.

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