ABOUT THE COLUMBUS DONUT RUN
Benefiting the Joan’s Foundation for Head and Neck Cancer Research
The Donut Run is an annual 5k running and walking event to benefit the Joan’s Foundation for Head and Neck Cancer Research. It is the original 5k that pays homage to the donut.
The Columbus Donut Run ensures all funds are allocated either to head and neck cancer research or the operations of the Joan’s Foundation.
$45 through July 4
$50 July 5 through race day
We are proud to be one of the three featured races in The James 5k Race Series!
7am registration open. 9am race start.
All participants will receive a limited edition Columbus Donut Run tri-blend t-shirt and a half dozen donuts.
Participants can enjoy donut holes at every kilometer, and donuts and Starbucks coffee at the finish line.
Early packet pickup is available at any Central Ohio Columbus Running Company location on Thursday, October 25, Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27 during normal store hours (10a-8p Th-Fr, 10a-6p Sat).
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP!
Parking is available in the primary parking lot at COSI. However, the Donut Run organizers strongly suggest carpooling to avoid longer commutes to the starting point of the race (English Pavilion in Front of COSI-on the river side).
Thank you to our sponsors!
Purchase Donut Run Swag
Have a friend or family member that can’t make it to this year’s event?
Love last year’s gear?
Or is one race t-shirt not enough?
Columbus Donut Run swag is available for purchase at the Merchandise tent on Race Day!
2017 Official Race Day Donut Run T-Shirt
2016 Official Race Day Donut Run T-Shirt
Co-Branded T-Shirt with Erica Fit Love
Columbus Donut Run Headband
ERICA FIT LOVE
COLUMBUS DONUT RUN SPOKESPERSON
I started off weighing over 320+ lbs. I’m about 5’11” so people couldn’t tell how much I REALLY weighed, but the scale never lied to me.
Going into it, the basics is all I knew. Less calories in, more calories out. That’s it! That’s a rule I use to this day. I don’t have a sugar daddy…yet. I don’t have all the money in the world to make it rain on products like shakes and pills and expensive pills in the stores. That wasn’t in the cards for me. Also, let’s face it. That junk has been around for years, and how many over weight people do we still see today? It doesn’t work… long term and I want this weight gone forever! I logged the man hours. I portion control, work hard and have a ton of fun!
I lost 130+ lbs in 15 months, the bulk of that weight being in 13 months. It’s a lot of hard work, dedication but guess what? It’s a lot of damn fun, too!
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ABOUT HEAD & NECK CANCER RESEARCH
Over the years, highly-funded research has led to an understanding of the causes of cancer and to both non-specific and targeted therapies for treating patients. While these treatments have proved efficacious in some cancer types, the need for a novel strategy for head and neck cancers remains dire. Specifically, there are over 35,000 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas diagnosed in the United States each year, resulting in 12,000 deaths. This number is increasing exponentially due to the incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) related pharynx cancers. Despite aggressive therapy, the survival rates for advanced stage squamous cell carcinoma are poor, with an overall 5 year survival rate less than 56%.
Through partial funding from the Columbus Donut Run, one novel strategy we are pursuing at OSU is with oncolytic viruses. These are naturally occurring viruses that are modified to only target cancer cells and spare all other tissues in the body. They have discovered a novel combination treatment with an oncolytic herpes virus and a FDA-approved drug called bortezomib. Their research indicates this therapy has significant potential to make an impact in head and neck cancers as well as other solid tumors (ovarian and select pediatric cancers). They will then bring this novel combination to bedside in the next year.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If they can cover the three miles of the Donut Run course by running, jogging or walking they can absolutely participate in The 3rd Annual Columbus Donut Run!
Because of the overall costs involved with our participant swag bag, the price for registration is the same regardless of age. Also, Joan’s Foundation is a registered 501c3 with proceeds going towards Head & Neck Cancer Research.
Strollers are welcome and there is no need to register a child using a stroller. While strollers are welcome we do ask that they lineup in the back for the safety of the runners.
Sorry, for the safety of our runners and furry friends, we do not allow animals on the course.
Early packet pickup will be hosted by Columbus Running Company. To best allow for a smooth race morning, we’re asking all registrants to select an early packet pickup location during the registration process. On Thursday, October 25, Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27 your materials (goodie bag, bib number, and t-shirt) will be available during normal store hours (10a-8p Th-Fr, 10a-6p Sat) at the CRC location you visit. With convenient locations in Dublin, Pickerington, Westerville, and Columbus’ Short North neighborhood, you can pick the store nearest you.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP!
Sure! As long as you send them with a printed or electronic copy of your confirmation email!
Yes, The Donut Run 5K is a timed event. Columbus Running Company uses race|result electronic timing with live results available along with final results for division winners and a complete listing of overall results available upon race completion.