10.28.2018

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 allocated all funds raised by the event to the Joan Bisesi Fund for Head and Neck Oncology Research at The James-OSUCCC.

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$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!

 

10.28.18

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 mile, 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!

TEAMS

Sign up as a team and receive special recognition!

SIGN UP AS A TEAM & RECEIVE:

  • Special recognition of TEAM participation by the DJ the day of the event
  • Wear and show off your team’s t-shirt
  • Special photo op day of the event by the “BIG” donut which will be displayed on our website and Facebook, as well as a team photo emailed to the Team Captain for team use

2018 Teams

Thank you to all of our 2018 Donut Run Teams listed below. Check out your Team photo for those who stopped by the picture booth. Also, Team inspirational stories about the creation of your Team can be viewed by hovering over your picture.

5K’s a Glaze
ADVOCATE
AmandaHalle
Bracing For Donuts
Bronuts
Buckeye Striders
Carolyns’ nuts
Catch Us If You Can
Cathy’s Crullers
Clintonville Donut Running Club
Columbus MRTT
Dads Donuts
Dashing Divas
DFP Donut lover
DHL SC
Dodd Squad
Donut Dashers
Donut Give Up
Donut give up!
Donut Stop Believin
Donutz
Dough boys and girls
FaithForwardStrong

For the Love of Donuts
FromWithin
Get in My Belly
Gherings Donut Quit
Glazed and Confused
Glazed Weirdoughs
Happy Birthday, Sarah!!!
Haring Pediatric Dental & Westerville Pediatric Dental
Head and Neck Cancer Crusaders
Head and Neck Heroes
Hot CoCo
Inclusion Sprinkles
JFK
Lady [Do]Nuts
LVTD Legal Eagles
Oncology Rehabilitation
OSUWMC Faculty Athletic Council
Patterson Pacers
Peace, Love, K9E
Prison Paczkis
Rich Products
RMH NICU

Run Now, Wine Later
SMILE
Stay sexy and donut get murdered
Steelers Wrecking Crew
Sweet Bagels
Team BB
Team Cat
Team Coconut Cake
Team Sparkle!!!
Team Terry
Team Tommy
The 3 Glazed Amigos!
The Bob Squad
The Gentle Dentist
The Weirdoughs
TheBunnyIsHungryFeedTheBear
We Donut Lose
Will Run 4 Donuts
X-Rayted/Radiation Oncology
Zee Team
Zumba Strong

ROUTE

Begins at Genoa Park

route

Parking Information

Parking is available in the primary parking lot at COSI, as well as at the Spaghetti Warehouse located west of the COSI lot. Donut Run organizers strongly suggest carpooling to avoid any issues with parking. Starting point is located at the English Pavilion in front of COSI on the side of the building facing the river).

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors!

JSJ Staffing
Kroger
Minuteman Press
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dental Faculty Practice
Premier Dental of Ohio
Merck
Golden Donuts & Diner
Buckeye Donuts
Duck Donuts
Amy’s Donuts
Little Donut Shop
Krispy Kreme
Starbucks
DJ Matt Ryan
James 5k Race Series
The Levy Family
BNI Circle of Success

SHOP

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

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ABOUT HEAD & NECK CANCER RESEARCH

patients 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.

FAQs

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 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.

Please click here to contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.  If your question is awesome enough, we might even publish it right here in the official Columbus Donut Run FAQS.

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Contact information

Address:
Joan’s Foundation
P.O. Box 14907
Columbus, OH 43214

Phone:
614-571-0571

Email:
info@JoansFoundation.org