5 local summer fun runs: Colors, foam, sweets, inflatables, super heroes

Cardio is hardio, we’ll be the first to tell you that.

But you know what’s not hard? Getting blasted with colored powder, suds’ing up, sliding down inflatables, putting on a super hero cape, and eating sweets!

While all five of the outdoor, family-friendly events were about to tell you about involve running, that’s hardly the main point.

These fun runs are all about getting together, having a great time, and supporting good causes!

The Color Run Columbus

Saturday, July 21
Downtown Columbus

Even if you’re only interested in the Instagram potential of this run, that’s okay because you’ll still be contributing to a good cause.

Back and more colorful than ever is the Color Run Columbus in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

This year’s race features an all new participation kid with the popular Unicorn Medal, new course elements including a trampoline photo op, and a super-charged Finish Festival with a DJ, dancing, Foam Blaster, and the first-ever Grub Garden dining area.

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The Columbus Foam Fun Run

Saturday, June 16 in Westerville
Saturday, August 4 in Powell
Saturday, August 18 in Pickerington

Bet you’ve never participated in a race and ended up cleaner than when you started!

The Columbus Foam Fun Run benefiting Make A Wish will have you giggling from start to finish but make sure to keep your mouth closed or you’ll have a pie hole full of suds!

Run, walk, dance, play, or even push your stroller through the foamy 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, or a full mile courses at the Westerville North High School.

Plus, everyone who signs up for the Foam Fun Runs will receive a Pancake breakfast before or after the run!

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The Super Run

Saturday, August 25
Creekside Park- Big Walnut Trail: 101 Mill Street, Gahanna

Make a child feel like a super hero by making yourself look like one! The Super Run’s mission is to help support children with pediatric illnesses or who might be in a difficult situation.

They do this by partnering with various charities and businesses across the country to provide comfort to the kids that need it most.

Plus, it gives you an opportunity to pretend you’re a super hero for a day in the costume your wife asked you not to buy!

A portion of all funds go toward supporting research for various pediatric causes including CureSearch for Childrens Cancer.

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The Great Inflatable Race

Saturday, June 16
Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St, Hilliard

The Great Inflatable Race is the most fun, most floppy, obstacle course ever.

Jump on in, everyone is welcome! And remember, it’s not about who wins, it’s about who has the best time!

Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime!

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The Sugar Rush- Ice Cream Sundae 5k

Friday, July 13
Road Runner Sports- Columbus, 535 Lakewiew Plaza Blvd. Worthington

It’s like Candy Land but in real life!

The Sugar Rush is a Sweets-themed 5K fun run that partner with nonprofit organizations to put on events to help raise funds and awareness for their cause.

All standard runners receive an awesome finisher’s medal and ice cream at the end of the run. Our VIPs will get the standard runner’s package plus and Sugar Rush T-Shirt.

Be a Sweet. Help a Cause. Join the Run.

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