Announcing a New Distance in 2023
5k (3.1 miles) has been added
We are pleased to announce the addition of a 5K (3.1 miles) division to accompany our 10K distance that has been the standard since our inception in 2005. We have added this shorter option based upon the numerous requests we have received over the years, thus providing an opportunity for greater family participation as well as for those who feel the shorter distance would be more accommodating. As always, participants will be able to walk for health and/or competition at either distance.
Unfortunately the half marathon division is discontinued. The costs to conduct a half marathon have become cost prohibitive as expenses associated with keeping the course open for the number of walkers participating is not justified, especially since the event is conducted by Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit organization. As is the case for many nonprofit organizations, Healthy New Albany must be diligent with its financial resources.
We are thankful to our event sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsor, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that funds the race expenses so that 100 percent of income raised through participant registrations and donations are allocated to Healthy New Albany to continue to provide valuable health services such as programming for older adults, community cooking classes and mental health initiatives.
We ask for your understanding as the decision to cancel the half marathon was extremely difficult. We do hope you will support us by participating in either the 5K or 10K distance.
This Year's Giveaway!
The 2023 New Albany Walking Classic is proud to announce that every registrant will receive a fashionable, high-quality hoodie. This gender specific and fully-lined top can be worn for workouts or everyday casual wear.
Registrants will also receive an awesome finisher's medal and ribbon.
The model is 5' 9", 155 lbs. and is wearing a men's medium.
100% of registration fees and donations will support the following
Healthy New Albany initiatives:
Farmers market that supports 80+ local farmers and provides fresh offerings to over 1000 residents and neighbors weekly throughout the summer.
Community garden that provides fresh, local produce to community members and food pantry clients.
Food Pantry that serves 300 households in the New Albany Plain Local School District.
“I Am Thriving” cancer survivorship program that impacts women throughout Central Ohio.
After-school nature programs for children that provide educational activities in nature!
Lunch & Learn events that address critical public health issues and provide resources on topics such as diversity and mental health.
Integrative wellness programs for people of all ages including meditation, Tai Chi and yoga.
Race events that help keep thousands of individuals healthy through physical activity.
…and that’s just to name some