OHFA & OCCH Race for a Place (to Call Home) 5K

  • Race for a Place 5K

Join the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing for the 3rd annual OHFA & OCCH Race for a Place (to Call Home) 5K. This fun run/walk raises money for organizations on the frontline of homeless shelter, emergency services and prevention: Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Continuum of Care agencies, Neighborhood Properties-Toledo, and the Athens/Hocking/Vinton County Mental Health Board. These organizations serve single adults, youth, families, survivors of domestic violence, and those with mental health needs. Proceeds from the race will be distributed to each organization to serve specific shelters and programs in their communities.

This family-friendly event is perfect for serious runners, casual walkers and the entire family! We are adding some serious fun to this year's race and will be featuring costumed characters, balloon artists, face painters and more. Enjoy some healthy fun in Columbus's Arena District and support great organizations doing amazing work in Ohio.


Event Information

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 (Rain or Shine)

Location: McFerson Commons Park, 218 West Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (in the Arena District Downtown)

Race Start Time: 9:00am


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Registration Information

Event Time Price 5K – Chip Timing Fee
5K – Ages 19 & Older 9:00am $30.00* $35.00*
5K – Ages 7-18 9:00am $15.00 $20.00
5K – Ages 6 and under are Free 9:00am Free  

* Price increases to $40.00 after February 27, 2020 at 11:59pm EST


Race Details

Race Packet Pick-Up (In Advance): For your convenience, you may pick up your packet in advance at Community Properties of Ohio Management Services (933 East Gay St., Columbus, OH 43203) Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Race Packet Pick-Up (Race Day): Before the race begins, you may pick up your packet @ 8 am at Boston's (191 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215).

Race Registration Includes: Custom race shirt, bib, finisher medal, swag bag and post-race snacks.

Course Map:


Awards: The top two participants ages 18 and under and the top two participants ages 19 and older will receive an award.

Sponsorships: If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Chip Timing: New in 2020! Participants can choose to race with or without timing. If you're getting ready for a longer race, or just warming up for the running season, this may be the option for you! Just click "add chip timing" to your registration! **Only participants with chip timing are eligible for awards.**

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please click here.


Race Contact Information:

Email: occhevents@occh.org