​​Saturday, June TBD, 2020

Three Rivers Creek MetroPark, Groveport, OHio

Join us at Three Rivers Metropark at 3860 Bixby Rd in Groveport, a suburb of Columbus,

for this awesome event to celebrate National Running Day! 2020 Event Information, coming in the fall. Check back for more details. 


Qualify to the State Games of America, run a personal best, or just enjoy this scenic trail run. Walker and athletes of all abilities welcome. Celebrate after with Donuts, a full Breakfast, Drinks, Music, Finisher Medals, and more! Registration, Start/Finish Line & Post Race Party at Three Rivers Creek Metropark in the Groveport a suburb of Columbus.


swag with registration
  • Lifestyle Tee in Kids & Adult Sizes w/ Men & Women’s Cut

          (Optional Tank Top or Sleeveless Style)*

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal for the first 250 Registered for any race, plus the first 75 in that event will get an additional medal.*

  • Enjoy breakfast and donuts from the Buckeye Donuts food truck. We’ll have breakfast sandwich options from bagels to croissants with egg and your choice of meat sausage, bacon, ham or steak.

​*Those registering for the low-cost race option do not receive event timing,

an event tee, and finisher medal. Everyone received the post race food & drinks.

Anyone, from Any State Can Run in This Race!

We welcome all ages & abilities; you can walk, jog or race the event.

Any athlete, from any state or country can compete in any Ohio Games

sports and events. Only Ohio residents can become an Ohio Games State

Champion and qualify for the State Games of America. This means only

athletes from Ohio will be eligible for our race awards. See below for more details. 

Race Categories
  • 1-Mile Run
  • 5k Run
  • 10k Run
  • Beast 3 Race Challenge (10.3mls): Run all 3 races, the 1-Mile, 5k and 10k in one day! 
  • 6:30am-8:45am: Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration
  • 8:00am: 1ml Race Start
  • 8:20am: 5k Run Start
  • 9:00am: 10k Race Start
  • 10:30am: Timing Ends; all racers from all races must have completed all courses
  • Awards may be picked up at the registration table at the conclusion of each race.
  • First, Second and Third Male and Female in the following categories are Ohio Games State Champions and are eligible to represent Ohio in the State Games of America!
  • See the State Games of America for more information on your event. The State Games of America is held once every 2 years. Not all sports are offered each year; see the site for details. All medalists from any Ohio Games sport (past and present) are eligible to compete in the any State Games of America. You are not required to participate in the State Games of America. 
  • Beast runners will earn awards awards in individual races.  
  • Runners from other states may compete but are not eligible for the above awards.​
    • 1-Mile Awards to Ages 0-6; 7-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+
    • 5k Awards to Ages 0-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+
    • 10k Awards to Ages 0-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 & 70+
​Course Maps
Race Course Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • All courses are out and back on the Alum Creek Multi Use Trail/Blacklick Trail. All races begin and end at Three Creeks Metro Park. Runners proceed North on the path. The 1-mile turns around at 0.5-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began. The 5K turns around at 1.55-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began. The 10K turns around at 3.1-mile mark & returns to finish in the same place they began.
  • There will be 3 aid stations on course with water, Gatorade and gels. These will be at the 1-mile, 2-mile and 3.1ml turnaround.
  • Strollers are welcome on course, but our insurance does not allow furry friends to attend. Sorry.
  • Medical professionals will be on course to ensure your safety!
  • ​Walkers and runners alike are welcome; all levels and abilities can do this race.
Aid Stations

There will be 3 aid stations on course with water, Gatorade and gels. These will be at the 1-mile, 2-mile and 3.1ml turnaround


There is parking at the park. 

Strollers Welcome, Pets are Not

Strollers are welcome on course, but our insurance does not allow furry friends to attend. Sorry.​

The Beast 3-Race Challenge & Super Beast Prize

The Beast 3-Race Challenge is only for the strongest, bravest, and most daring athletes among us! To complete the Beast you must finish all 3 races (1-mile, 5k & 10k) in one day, inside the designated times.

  • You will run each of the 3 races separately. You will start 1-mile and finish it. Then have a break until the 5k starts. You will start the 5k and finish it. You have another break until the 10k starts. Then you start the 10k and finish it. 
  • Each race will start on time. You will have a limited amount of time to finish each individual race before the next race starts. You will have the following times to complete each race: 1-mile = 20 minutes; 5k = 40 minutes & 10k = 90 minutes. Should you not finish in the allotted time you may continue racing, but you time will not be adjusted. This means that if your 5k takes longer than 40 minutes, that is okay. You finish the 5k, switch your bib and start the 10k immediately. But your 10k time will have started with everyone else, and the timers will not be able to adjust that time. You must also finish the 10k in the allotted time regardless of when you start. We ask that you try to finish all 3 races (1-mile, 5k & 10k) inside the designated times.  
  • Each athlete will get a separate bib for each race and run them completely separately. You can ONLY wear 1 bib at a time. You are welcome to store your bibs on the Beast Bib Rack. You switch bibs between races. Your bib is your timing chip and the computers can only read 1 bib at a time. 
  • Racers will get a Beast Finisher Medal (medals may be limited so check the specific event site for more details) and a race medal for the specific event. 
  • To become a Super Beast and get a Super Beast Hoodie you must complete 3 Beasts (in the same calendar year). Click here to see all our Beast races in 2019!

Directions to Event (COMING SOON!)


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