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2018 Challenge Columbus 5k

May 12, 2018

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Produced by Speedy Sneakers and partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, the Challenge Columbus 5K is an event that brings local Columbus and Central Ohio area businesses and their employees together to celebrate our community, build team camaraderie and promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

About Challenge Columbus 5K

While the main focus is the 5K (3.1 mi) run, the event also allows participants to enjoy themselves, mingle with co-workers and other company participants and receive recognition for their contributions, race times, and company t-shirt designs. In 2018, Challenge Columbus enters it’s fourth year and has grown from 400 to 650 participants in 2017 representing 31 companies in 14 industries. In 2018, we want to get even more organizations involved. Any business in our community including corporations, small businesses, start-ups, non-profit, self-employed and everything in between is invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. It’s a great opportunity to get outside, have some fun with your colleagues, and compete against the other businesses in your industry. Nothing says team bonding like a little friendly competition, right?

The heart of the Challenge Columbus 5k is to promote a healthy lifestyle. In other cities like Richmond, Orlando, and Atlanta, this type of event has been widely popular and effective in engaging the community and its business professionals. Studies have shown that the healthier (and happier) the employee, the more productive they are in the workplace thereby contributing to a higher achieving organization. The Challenge Columbus is all about inclusion, so every level of runner or walker is encouraged to participate.

It is going to be an event you don’t want to miss!

Industry Categories and Teams Registered in 2017

  • Banking, Finance & Investments
  • Legal and Accountants
  • Hospitals & Health Care
  • Transportation and Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Sales, Retail & Hospitality
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Military, Government & Education
  • Marketing, Media & Communication
  • Sports, Recreation & Entertainment
  • Technology, IT & Electronics
  • Foundations & Non Profits

Our Charity Partner

For the fourth straight year we are proud to partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. What the Ronald McDonald House is able to provide

these families is a bit of stability in the midst of unthinkable circumstances. When a child is hospitalized, the healing power of having family nearby is beyond measure. It is this heartfelt purpose that both drives and defines RMHC of Central Ohio.


May 12, 2018
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