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Join us this spring for our 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by the ODU Alumni Council and the ODU Alumni Office.
The Alumni 5K Walk/Run is open to all Ohio Dominican alumni, students, faculty and staff, and ODU friends and family. More than 200 racers are expected this year!

Event Details

  • Where: Ohio Dominican University Main Campus 
  • When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Registration Begins:  8 a.m.
  • Race Begins:  9 a.m.
  • Registration Deadline: Extended to April 22
  • Thank You to Our Sponsors!
    Thank you to the wonderful sponsors of this year's Alumni 5K!

    Gold Level

    White Castle
  • Event Schedule
    Time Activity
    7:30 a.m.
    • Volunteer check-in begins in the Griffin Student Center 
    8 a.m. 
    • Registration begins in the Griffin Student Center
    • ODU Physician Assistant Program Health Fair begins 
    8:45 a.m.
    • Pre-race kickoff
    9 a.m.
    • Kids Mascot 50-Yard Dash with Thunder
    9:15 a.m.
    • 5K Walk/Run begins
    • Thunder Kids Corner opens
    10:30 a.m. 
    • Post-race party & raffle
    • ODU Physician Assistant Program Health Fair continues
  • Race Course

    The Race Course will be the same as last year, around and through ODU's beautiful campus. Music and cheering crowds will keep you strong to the finish!

    View Course Map

  • Registration & Waiver

    All participants, regardless of age, must submit an individual registration form before the race. A waiver (part of the registration form) must also be completed for each participant.

    Race day and on-site registration will not be available!

    Part of your registration fee will support ODU's Annual Fund.

    Registration Fee

    April 17 Deadline  
    ODU Alumni, Friends & Family
    Current Students, Faculty & Staff   $25
    Kids 12 & Under - Mascot Race  Free

    Register Online

    Participants and volunteers can register and fill out their waiver online. 

    Register Online

    Register by Mail

    Participants can also mail in their registration form/waiver and fee.

    Mail completed form with check to:

    Ohio Dominican University
    ATTN: Alumni 5K Walk/Run
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219 

    Download Registration Form
  • Thunder Kids Corner

    After the Mascot 50-Yard Dash, children will be led over to the Student Center Kids Corner to have their picture taken with Thunder, enjoy snacks, and have fun while their family members are walking/running. 

    Adult volunteers will staff the Kids Corner to ensure safety. Parents can meet their children in this area after their race is complete. 

  • Volunteering
    The success of the 3rd Annual ODu Alumni 5K Walk/Run is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who will help make the event a great experience.

    All volunteers will receive a free race T-shirt. Mark your size on form.

    Thank you in advance for volunteering your time! 
    • Important! Volunteers must be able to check in at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are free to leave ODU when their specific assignment is complete. (Event ends at 11:30 a.m.)
    • After submitting your form you will be contacted via email you to let you know it has been received. 
    • Your specific volunteer assignment will then be communicated to you in April. 
    Questions? Contact Laura Zalenski-Lewis ’99, ODU Alumni 5K Walk/Run Volunteer Coordinator, at lauralew22@hotmail.com.

    Download Volunteer Form 

    Email completed form to lauralew22@hotmail.com.

    OR mail to:

    Ohio Dominican University
    ATTN: Alumni 5K Walk/Run
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio  43219

  • T-Shirt, Finisher Medal, Raffle Prizes and More!

    All registrants will receive a dry wick T-shirt, bib number, a discount coupon for the ODU bookstore, and other freebies.

    Each race finisher, including children 12 and under, will receive a medal commemorative of the 3rd Annual ODU Alumni 5K Walk/Run. 

    The top 3 walker and runner finishers will be recognized with a plaque.

  • Post-Race Party & Wellness Fair

    After the race ends, celebrate with your fellow runners and walkers!

    Post-race refreshments and beverages will be provided along with recognition of the top 3 runner and walker finishers. The Alumni Office will raffle off prizes as well.

    ODU's Physician Assistant Program will also hold a Wellness Fair before, during and after the race in the Griffin Student Center.

Photos from the 2014 Alumni 5K.