New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 11th Annual New Albany Independence Day 5K Run & Walk, featuring the 5K Run and Walk sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness, 20-Yard Toddler Crawl sponsored by AcademyOne, 1/4 Mile Kids FUN Run sponsored by Maple Orthodontics and Pet Parade sponsored by Square One Salon & Spa!
What You Get For Registering
~Live music and dance performances as well as cheering along the race course by the race beneficiaries
~Personal mini pies
~Official Independence Day t-shirts for all 5K participants – unisex shirt sizes: youth S/M/L & adult S/M/L/XL/2XL/3XL
~T-shirts for all Kids FUN Run participants (shirts not included with Toddler Crawl)*
~Patriotic goodies and bomb-pops for all Kids FUN Run participants
~Kids area including face painting, temporary tattoos and Miss Dee the balloon lady!
~State of the art chip timing
~Custom race bibs
~New Albany Independence Day Parade will follow this event at 11am
~Emcee and music at the start/finish line
~Explore the community of New Albany as you race for the finish line
~Post race food and drinks
*For those registering after June 16, we cannot guarantee that the current year’s t-shirt design or your preferred size will be available.
T-shirt availability is visible during the online registration checkout process.
If you want to exchange shirt sizes there may be extra shirts leftover from participants who did not show up for the race. We will release those shirts on a first come first serve basis at 8:45am on race day.
The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO) is a community orchestra comprised of over 120 community, student, and professional musicians from all over the Columbus metro area who come together to present concerts from the professional classical repertoire in the beautiful Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and the Hinson Amphitheater in the heart of New Albany. This year marks the orchestra’s 15-year anniversary.
NASO was designed by its founders to be a true community orchestra, in which students are mentored by professional musicians, talented community musicians have a stage on which to perform, and professional musicians have an additional outlet for their craft. A strong component of the New Albany Symphony Orchestra’s mission is music education, and our commitment to even the youngest student musician in the orchestra is that he or she will perform on at least one piece per concert. The orchestra offers free master classes, a sensory-friendly series for our friends in the autism and dementia/Alzheimer’s communities, and a student concerto competition, in which talented young people from all over the state compete to win the opportunity to perform a concerto on stage in front of a live audience. Additionally, the orchestra collaborates with many area arts organizations and schools. Ticket prices are kept low – even offering free tickets to our underserved partners – to ensure that the art of classical music remains accessible to the people of New Albany and our surrounding areas.
Sloan and his wife Jennifer have been New Albany residents since 2002 and are the proud parents of three boys. The Spalding family is active in New Albany High School sports, charity walks and runs, community events, the New Albany Symphony and Pelotonia. Sloan was elected mayor in 2015 and 2019 after having been elected twice to City Council. Prior to being elected to council.
Sloan received a degree in political science, with a minor in military science, from the University of Utah. Prior to moving to Ohio, Sloan was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army and served in the Utah Army National Guard. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School.
Sloan currently serves as chief of staff for Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber. Prior professional appointments have included section chief for employment law for then Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, general counsel and deputy chancellor for the Ohio Board of Regents, chief legal counsel to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and labor relations director for The Ohio State University.
Sloan is committed to maximizing New Albany’s economic development opportunities, maintaining our proud history of strong fiscal management, and providing our citizens with top-notch municipal services.
Early Packet Pickup
Early packet pickup is strongly encouraged to reduce lines on race day. You are able to pickup packets for your friends and family so every event participant does not need to personally come to get the race packets.
We will be at Marburn Academy on Monday, July 3 from 3:00-6:00pm, the address is:
9555 Johnstown Rd
New Albany, OH 43054
Race Day Information & Pricing
The AcademyOne Toddler Crawl will begin at 7:45am.
The Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 8:00am.
The Square One Pet Parade will begin at 8:15am.
The Orangetheory Fitness 5k run/walk will begin at 8:45am.
Packet pick-up and same day registration will open race day morning at 7:00am at Market Square (between the Rusty Bucket, Starbucks and the library):
180 Market Street
New Albany, Ohio 43054
You can sign up for any event on race day however pre-registering online is strongly recommended and preferred by event organizers. Additionally you must be registered by June 16 to be guaranteed a race shirt and/or your requested size of race shirt.
$40 through May 31
$45 June 1 through June 30
$50 July 1 through July 4
Kids FUN Run
$20 through June 24
$25 June 25 through July 4
Pre-registering is strongly encouraged as space is limited and race day registration cannot be guaranteed.
Pre-registering is strongly encouraged (even if you do it from your phone on your way to the event) to reduce lines and wait time on event day.
Click the links below to view an interactive map of the course including elevation gains, mile markers, switch between map and satellite view and more!
This year the start and finish line for the 5k, kids fun run and the toddler crawl will all be at the same location between Rusty Bucket and Starbucks.
5k (3.1mi run/walk): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/712639929
Kids Fun Run (1/4 mile run): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/704013279
Toddler Crawl (20 ft crawl under the start/finish arch)
Pet Parade (1/4 mile walk): https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5490185104
We will be awarding large apple pies to the top 3 overall male and female winners of the 5k as well as two complimentary tickets to an upcoming New Albany Symphony Orchestra performance for each winner.
Additionally we will be awarding the 1st-3rd place male and female age group winners in the 5k two complimentary tickets to an upcoming New Albany Symphony Orchestra performance.
Age groups are as follows:
9 & Under
70 & Over