The New Albany Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 6th Annual New Albany Independence Day 5k Run & Walk sponsored by Orangetheory Fitness on Wednesday, July 4, 2018! The event will offer a 20 Yard Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl, Maple Orthodontics 1/4 Mile Kids FUN Run and a 5k which will have a Run & Walk Division. The races will begin and finish in New Albany's beautiful Market Square starting at 7:55am for the Kids Races and at 8:15am for the 5k Races. Back again this year is the Pet Parade following the conclusion of the 5k sponsored by Animals R Special!
This event is a staple in the New Albany community and attracts over 1,000 people every year! Enjoy live performances along the race course by the New Albany Symphony and local non-profit performing arts groups. All proceeds from the race will benefit the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and several local non-profit performing arts groups including: NAHS Band, Choir, Orchestra and Theatre Boosters, New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre and the New Albany Arts Council. Come show your support and help us make 2017 the largest race to date for the New Albany Symphony Orchestra!
The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO), now in its 10th season, is a community orchestra bringing music to life in New Albany, Ohio, and proud to call the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts home. Founded in 2007 by New Albany resident and violist Heather Garner and founding conductor Luis Biava, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra is comprised of over 120 community, student, and professional musicians from all over the Columbus metro area. NASO was designed by its founders to be a true community orchestra, in which a unique model of talented students, professional mentors and community musicians would combine and work together on one stage. NASO’s annual four-concert-series provides high level performances for our audiences and free educational outreach in our schools. Our annual student concerto competition attracts students from across the state of Ohio and our nationally recognized guest artists position New Albany on the map as a center for artistic excellence. Some of our past guest artists include Grammy award winning cellist David Finckel, world-class pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Pulitzer Prize nominee Augusta Read Thomas, and one of the top 5 violinists in the world – superstar Hilary Hahn.
- Ready Set Grow Toddler Crawl and Maple Orthodontics Kids FUN Run will begin at 7:55am and 8:00am respectively.
- 5k will begin at 8:15am.
- Packet pick-up and race-day registration will open Tuesday morning at 6:30am
- Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:15am.
Click Here For 5k Course Map
Click Here For Fun Run Course Map
Click Here For walk Course Map
Awards will be given to the overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd place males & females in each 5k category as well as in each age group. Age groups are as follows:
5k Run: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over
5k Walk: 9 & Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over