The world’s first running music festival—complete with on-course DJ sets and light shows—is coming to Columbus

Jack McLaughlin

From Lollapalooza to Electric Daisy Carnival, there are music festivals of every size and variety offered today.

But there’s still only one that combines running and live music, and it’s coming to Columbus this year.

Night Nation Run—a popular traveling festival that blends a fun run 5K course with multiple “party zones”, such live DJs, light shows, bubble zones, neon and black light tents, and selfie stations—will be held at the Historic Crew Stadium on June 11.


Gates for the festival open at 6 p.m., and the first group of runners will hit the 5K course at 8:30.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Night Nation Run also features live music performances before the fun run and a massive after-party with the evening’s headlining DJs following it. This is in addition to music sets that will take place during the run itself.

The event’s 5K is typically not competitive, and different “waves” of runners are allowed onto the course at regular intervals.

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