New Albany Independence Day 5k

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New Albany Independence Day 5k & Kids Fun Run




Proceeds from this event benefit the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and the following nonprofit performing arts groups: New Albany High School Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Theatre Boosters, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre, New Albany Youth Theater, New Vision Dance Company and the New Albany Community Playhouse.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the annual New Albany Independence Day 5K Walk, Run & Family Races sponsored by Ohio Health and the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, featuring the 5K Run and Walk, 20-Yard Toddler Crawl sponsored by AcademyOne, 1/4 Mile Kids FUN Run sponsored by Maple Orthodontics and Pet Parade sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness!


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What You Get For Registering

~Live music and dance performances as well as cheering along the race course by the race beneficiaries

~C. Krueger cookie

~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

~Patriotic goodies and bomb-pops for all Kids FUN Run participants

~Kids area including 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

~And MORE!!

For those registering after June 16, we cannot guarantee that the current year’s t-shirt design or your preferred size will be available however 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.

Independence Day 5k Awards Ceremony
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Independence Day 5k Runners
New Albany Symphony Orchestra - McCoy Center for the Arts - New Albany, Ohio

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.

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.


Lieutenant General Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired), is the founding President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM). He is an inspiring speaker with extensive experience in leading organizations through crisis, successful transformations, and leading startups. He has spoken on the TEDx stage and to a diverse spectrum of audiences, from C-Suite executives to high school students.

The nationally designated NVMM honors all Veterans from all eras of service. As a new start-up, he was the first employee hired and built his team opening the Museum in October 2018. When the pandemic hit, 85% of American museums closed, but he led his team through the crisis and pivoted to create virtual and on-line experiences and programs. Through his transformational leadership, millions of Americans were reached and thousands of lives impacted.

Before coming to Columbus, Ohio, he successfully supported Veterans and their families, underserved groups, students, and business leaders with his consulting firm, the Ferriter Group LLC. He has dedicated his civilian career to helping organizations and associations, and remains committed and passionate about serving Veterans, military families, and families of the Fallen.

He served 35 years in the U.S. Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and International Forces at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. He completed three combat deployments in Iraq as a general officer and one in Somalia with Task Force Ranger. He parachuted with Paratroopers and Rangers more than 200 times and served as a lead military advisor to the Iraqi government from 2008-2010.

In his last role with the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. Ferriter led 75 Army installations around the world, comprised of a 75,000 person workforce, while managing a $12 billion budget. Through his strategic leadership, he successfully cut costs saving nearly $3 billion through business transformation and a focus on customer service.

Mike and his wife, Margie, have four awesome children who are invested in military and public service to our country. Throughout his military career, he received numerous honors and distinctions for his service.

Race Event Honoree Mike Ferriter Lieutenant General (Ret) US Army The Ferriter Group LLC - USA Race Timing & Event Management - New Albany Independence Day 5k, Toddler Crawl, Kids Fun Run and Pet Parade
Race Event Honoree Mike Ferriter Lieutenant General (Ret) US Army The Ferriter Group LLC - USA Race Timing & Event Management - New Albany Independence Day 5k, Toddler Crawl, Kids Fun Run and Pet Parade

Early Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup is strongly encouraged. 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 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 Orangetheory Fitness Pet Parade will begin at 8:15am.

The 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.


Registration Options

$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

Toddler Crawl
Pre-registering is strongly encouraged as space is limited and race day registration cannot be guaranteed.

Pet Parade
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.


Course Information

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!

The start and finish line for every event including the 5k, kids fun run, pet parade 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:

5k Run/Walk/Jog:

9 & Under
70 & Over

For more information on the event please visit the link below:

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