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Race Day

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7:30AM : Packet Pick-Up

8:15AM : Honorary Race Director Welcome & Story Share (It's going to be EPIC, big reveal coming soon!)

8:30AM : Pre-race yoga & Stretching

compliments of Amy Ritts of GoYoga

8:45AM : Kiddo Dash Presented by FreeStyle

9:00 : 5K Start.

10:00AM Post Race Celebration of Motherhood Presented by Juniper OBPT.

Family Love by a Mother and Her Two Daughters

Post Race

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Stick around after the race for our Celebration of Motherhood Presented by Juniper OBPT - a family friendly festival, with a focus on small business owners here locally who also happen to be moms. Artisans, crafts, homegoods and more available to sample!

More details

to come!

 

If you’re interested in being a vendor, contact us using the form here!

Join Us

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In the inaugural Mom Day 5K + Kiddo Dash, supporting maternal mental health on Sunday, May 12th, 2024 (Mother’s Day!) at McNamara Park in Galena, Ohio,

 

A gathering for all those affected by pregnancy struggles (miscarriages, stillbirths, hyperemesis Gravidarum, infertility and beyond) as well as postpartum struggles (anxiety, depression, isolation and beyond). Family members, caregivers, fur moms and all humankind welcomed! Proceeds raised will be donated to POEM Ohio (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms), which offers support, resources, referrals and a sense of community to help moms and birthing persons in Ohio feel heard, understood and empowered.

Did you know postpartum depression and other mental health conditions are the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth? More than 30% of new moms & birthing persons experience them, according to POEM. We get to change this, one stride at a time.

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Swag

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All participants who register by April 12th will receive a custom Mom Day 5k Tank (Reveal Coming Soon!). Participants who register after the deadline will get a tank on a first come, first serve basis with limited sizes available.


All participants will receive a sweet and unique participant award (more details soon).

Do Good

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As noted above, every participant receives an event tank, but Wood St Sports is very proud to offer an exclusive Tee, Tank & Hoody to benefit the event cause! Check out the gear here or choose to add tee while registering.

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Time To Train!-

No matter your level of walking or running, you are welcomed here! Our race directors curated a 12-week beginner and intermediate plan to help you get to the start line ready to go!

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Details

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Awards

In lieu of awards, we are doing a larger raffle wherein all participants will be entered simply for participating! Not the fastest runner? You still have a chance, we promise! Delicious and healthy baked goods (rumor has it, these will be made by some local women who are super talented!) and some stellar local gift baskets, highlighting Columbus's own talent. Stick around after the race as winners must be present to win!

Early Packet Pick-Up

Save time in line on race day and get your race gear early at Columbus Running Company's Westerville location (50 N State St 43081) on Friday, May 10 (10a-8p) or Saturday, May 11 (10a-6p).

More about POEM Ohio

POEM offers support, resources, referrals, and a sense of community to help moms and birthing persons in Ohio feel heard, understood, and empowered.

POEM’s services include:

 

Peer-to-Peer Support: The certified peer staff at POEM listens and understands like only peers can. You’ll receive a caring and understanding voice, access to specialized counseling, and/or referrals to support services for pregnancy and infant loss.

 

Mentoring Program: Mentors are moms and birthing persons who’ve been there. They can talk through the challenges of motherhood and offer guidance, emotional support, and helpful information when you need it.

 

Support Groups: Peer support groups meet regularly, both virtually and in-person when possible, and offer the opportunity to get support from moms and birthing persons with similar experiences.

Rise Support for Black and African American Moms: Rise provides all POEM services exclusively by and for Black mothers and birthing persons, including a providers of color network. We Rise for Black moms because we know that Black women are at a higher risk for maternal depression/anxiety and are less likely to have their symptoms addressed with quality care.

For full details on POEM Ohio and contact information, please visit them here.

Host Hotel

Renaissance Columbus Westerville - Polaris

Click here to book your room at the Mom Day 5K special rate!

Restrooms

Limited restrooms are available near the pavilion/starting line. 

Parking

Free parking is available at McNamara Park on a first-come, first-served basis! There are technically two lots you may park in, but our starting line is closest to the Genoa Township Fire Station Entrance!

 

Strollers

Strollers are WELCOMED and celebrated! For the safety of all participants, please start near the back of the starting line to avoid tripping and overcrowding. 

Dogs

For the safety of all participants, NO DOGS are allowed on the premises during the event and you will be kindly asked to leave if you bring a furry friend. We love our furry friends, but cannot welcome them to this event due to liability reasons. 

Refund Policy

We understand life happens, but for the greater cause of the race, we will not issue refunds. 

 

Weather Policy

This event will happen rain or shine! We pray that May brings sunshine and good vibes. That being said, we will follow the safety protocol and delay the race for any lightning for the safety of participants.

Thank You Sponsors!

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