The 5th annual Akita 5K Race and Family Fun Run is a fun and active social event and a great opportunity to raise money! The money raised at the event goes to the Friends of Akita Fund, which funds scholarships for campers who need help paying for summer camp.
You can run or walk the whole course yourself, or you can team up with 2 additional family members or friends and complete the course as a relay team! Each team member completes one lap around the park, handing off a relay baton to the next runner/walker. Kids can also run or walk their very own 1-mile fun run!
Fred Beekman Park
The Ohio State University
2200 Carmack Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Sunday, April 2712:15 pm — Sign in1:00 pm — Kids' 1-Mile Fun Run
1:15 pm — 5K Run
Refreshments and award presentations immediately following.
$30 for 5K run or walk
$50 for 3-person relay team
$15 for kids' 1-mile fun run
All racers receive a Dri-Fit technical shirt. Parking is free for the first 50 vehicles, and available thereafter for a small fee.
To register as a runner or walker, click on the button to the right. Please note! Pre-race registration closes on Friday, April 25 at 1:00 pm. After that time, you may register in person on race day, beginning at 1:00 pm.
We welcome anyone (high school age or older) who would like to volunteer to help on race day! We need help with race-day registration and post-race activities. Please click on the button to the right to register as a volunteer.
Any financial donations to the Friends of Akita Fund are welcomed and very much appreciated. Your donation will help support Camp Akita scholarships and the improvement of the Akita experience for all campers. Click the button to the right to make a donation.
Your support as a sponsor can help several campers have an awesome summer experience at Camp Akita that they might not otherwise be able to afford. See below to see how sponsors are recognized based on the amount of their generous donations. To become a sponsor of the Akita 5K, please click on the button to the right.
Vesper Hill Sponsor — $5,000+
Bald Eagle Sponsor — $2,500+
Rock Stalls Sponsor — $1,000+
Whispering Pines Sponsor — $500+
Outpost Sponsor — $100+